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Doctor insights on: Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Operation Procedure

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do? Is it a complicated surgery?

Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do?  Is it a complicated surgery?

Need good surgeon: A laparoscopic or a robot-assisted total hysterectomy is a complex surgery that requires significant training and experience, especially in complicated cases like large fibroids or significant scarring due to endometriosis. Nonetheless, in skilled hands, it can be done with very acceptable risks and excellent outcomes. The recovery is much better than with the abdominal approach. ...Read more

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How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

about 4 to 6 weeks: The healing process is about 80% complete at 6 weeks, the final 20% takes almost an entire year. The risk of incision breaking apart with coughing, straining or lifting follows this healing process. Okay to ask your surgical team specifics about your case. Be 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
1,837 doctors shared insights

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