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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What is the minimum amount of time needed off work after a total hysterectomy?

What is the minimum amount of  time needed off work after a total hysterectomy?

Technique: That depends on the technique used (open vs laparoscopic vs robotic. It also depends on the weight, fitness, age and health status of the patient. It also depends on the type of job the patient has. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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On tuesday, I am having a total hysterectomy. What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?

On tuesday,  I am having a total hysterectomy.  What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?

Well...: Type of hyster...Abdominal, laproscopic, vaginal (yes they can be total). So. 45minutes to 2+ hours is an average guess. ...Read more

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Can dermoid cysts continue to grow after a total hysterectomy? I've already had two both a pound and a half torsion time 3 and 4.

Can dermoid cysts continue to grow after a total hysterectomy? I've already had two both a pound and a half torsion time 3 and 4.

Ovaries removed?: Dermoid cysts usually associated with ovaries and if ovaries removed dermoid cyst should not recur.Sometimes hysterectomy includes removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes, a procedure called total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain after khole s-total hysterectomy 1 week post op...near incision lower mid One. Not constant but double ova a times, have been ok till now?

Sharp pain after khole s-total hysterectomy 1 week post op...near incision lower mid One. Not constant but double ova a times, have been ok till now?

Prob ok: With that type of hyster you have a deep layer stitch just under the belly button to prevent you getting a hernia. this can cause some irritation until it dissolves, and some blood seeped into the surrounding tissue causes irritation. It will dissolve. be gentle in your activity. you can use a low setting heating pad alternating with some ice if it bothers you, or just some motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding the first time you have sex after a total hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding the first time you have sex after a total hysterectomy?

No: No it is not. How soon after the surgery did not have sexual intercourse? You do have to wait for a period of time so the incisions can heal properly. Speak with the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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What is a sub total hysterectomy?

What is a sub total hysterectomy?

In a subtotal: hysterectomy the uterus is removed but the cervix and supporting tissues are left intact. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a total hysterectomy?

Removing uterus: Total hysterectomy refers to taking the uterus with the cervix. If you leave the cervix behind it is a sub-total hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Why might one require a total hysterectomy?

Why might one require a total hysterectomy?

Misnomer: "total hysterectomy" in the past used to mean ovaries and uterus. Typically a strong family history of personal history of estrogen dependent cancers would be a reason to take out uterus/tubes/ovaries. Total hysterectomy now typically means uterus. Some women have hysterectomies because of pain, bleeding and fibroids, and pre-cancer or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I expect after a total hysterectomy?

No menses: Total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the body of the uterus and the neck of the uterus while the ovaries remain in place. If you experience hot flashes after the surgery they will get better after about 6 to 8 weeks. You will not have any menstrual periods ever, you will not be able to become pregnant again, and you will not get endometrial cancer nor cervical cancer. You may gain weight ...Read more

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What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix and ovaries. However, that being said, there are now many hysterectomies where the cervix is being left. This is referred to as a supracervical hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks associated with a total hysterectomy?

Many: Besides the risks of anesthesia... Bleeding, blood transfusion and its risks, infection, bowel injury, urinary tract injury, major vessel injury, thromboembolism, incision herniation, nerve injury and death. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Can you tell me when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Varies: You could feel ready for sexual relations within a few days after your surgery - however most physicians are going to advise against having sex that includes vaginal penetration for up to 4 or 8 weeks. Non penetration sexual activity is likely to be ok whenever you feel inclined ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Help please! i don't know when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

6 to 8 weeks: The typical recovery from a robotic assisted hysterectomy ranges from a few days to a few weeks. A woman should be prepared to take 4 to 6 weeks to recover from a major surgery, but should also expect that the recovery could be much quicker than that. Most women are instructed to abstain from sex for 6 to 8 weeks after their robotic hysterectomy - your doctor will give specific instructions. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 34 and just had a total hysterectomy how long after can I swim?

What to do if I'm 34 and just had a total hysterectomy how long after can I swim?

Six weeks: I recommend 6 weeks as long as there were no complications. ...Read more

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Is it normal that after 10 months of a total hysterectomy is still feel heaviness?

Is it normal that after 10 months of a total hysterectomy is still feel heaviness?

Missing organ: It is not uncommon for patients who have limbs or organs removed to still feel that they at present. It is called the missing organ syndrome. Have your GYN MD re-examine you to be certain that there are no other identifiable medical complications. ...Read more