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Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Complications
Hysterectomy: A total abdominal hysterectomy could last 45 minutes to multiple hours depending on how complicated your case is, prior surgeries, your weight, findings intraoperatively, cancer related surgery etc. If it is for a thin patient, with no prior surgeries, no pelvic masses etc, probably around 45 min to 2 hours depending on surgeon experience. This can vary a lot. ...Read more
Usually about 6 week: Maybe less, most patients are usually well enough to go back to work after 6 weeks. You will recover faster if you have an lavh, or robot surgery or vaginal hyster. You should ask your doctor if it can be done another , ;less painful way. If he or she says no, you may want to go for a second opinion to make sure the 2nd opinion person agrees. Some doctors can't do all the different types of hyster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can I look after my two toddlers i had total abdominal hysterectomy they are ages 3&1 so will need to take them to nursery.Aswell.?
Varies: It depends some on the type of hysterectomy. In general, it is not recommended to lift over 10lbs for the first couple of weeks. You may hold the children while sitting but not lift them. After 2 weeks you can gradually lift more but will be slower following an abdominal than vaginal or laparoscopic approach. Your doctor should be able to give you more specific guidlines. ...Read more
Had a total abdominal hysterectomy 11 days ago. I've been eating lite. I haven't lost 1 lb. I though i'd drop 10 lbs by now. Why haven't i lost?
Ovaries removed?: Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. If the ovaries and tubes are also removed abdominally, it is called a tahbso (total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Some women report mood changes after removal of the ovaries especially if they do not receive hormones replacement. ...Read more
Sex after hyst: Hysterectomy removes uterus, so no possibility of pregnancy. If ovaries also removed before menopause, hormone replacement can help with surgical menopause symptoms (dryness, decreased libido, etc). No effect on orgasms. If hysterectomy done for painful condition or one that interferes w/ sex, sex life may improve after healed. Talk w/ surgeon about recovery time - usu 6 wks before penetration ok. ...Read more
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