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How long does a total abdominal hysterectomy take?

How long does a total abdominal hysterectomy take?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Abdominal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Removal of the uterus usually including the cervix thru an abdominal wall incision. If the tubes and ovaries are included then you are also doing a bso (bilateral salpingo oophorectomy). If you leave the cervix intact then it is ...Read more


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How long will I experience pain after a total abdominal hysterectomy tah?

How long will I experience pain after a total abdominal hysterectomy tah?

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 more

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What's the difference between a total abdominal hysterectomy and a partial?

What's the difference between a total abdominal hysterectomy and a partial?

This is misunderstoo: Tah means removal of the uterus and cervix, partial means removal of the uterus and leave the cervix. If you have the uterus, cervix and ovaries removed the proper name for this procedure is total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

The uterus is : Actually not very large at all. It doesn't weigh much. Once you are medically cleared - you can approach this with both excellent nutrition & ^ physical activity. Heal well. ...Read more

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After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

Not changed: The timing of menopause is not effected by hysterectomy as long as the ovaries are not removed. ...Read more

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Total abdominal hysterectomy - does your personality change afterwards?

Total abdominal hysterectomy - does your personality change afterwards?

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

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I need to hear about sex in women that have had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

I need to hear about sex in women that have had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (Definition)

A "total abdominal hysterectomy" refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix ...Read more