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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