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My mom had a total abdominal hysterectomy operation. Is there any harmful side effects such as emotions, physical, or anything?

My mom had a total abdominal hysterectomy operation. Is there any harmful side effects such as emotions, physical, or anything?

Side effects: She may need hormone replacement therapy as well as calcium and Vitamin D suppementation. Advise GYN evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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One year post total abdominal hysterectomy including ovaries and cervix having extreme pain on lower left side during intercourse. Pain continues for?

One year post total abdominal hysterectomy including ovaries and cervix having extreme pain on lower left side during intercourse. Pain continues for?

Obgyn evaluation: Left sided pain can be a few things. After a hysterectomy sometimes adhesions form. The colon is on the left and it can be a source of pain. The bladder is located above the vagina and it can be another source. See and Obgyn to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total abdominal hysterectomy?

What is the definition or description of: total abdominal hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy: A "total abdominal hysterectomy" refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix through an abdominal incision. ...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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Can you get cervicitis, when you've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Can you get cervicitis, when you've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Maybe: If the abdominal hysterectomy was supracervical, the cervix was not taken out. If the cervix is still there you can have inflammation of the cervix aka cervicitis. ...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

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After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will the symptoms of menopause start?

After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will the symptoms of menopause start?

Depends: If they removed your ovaries or not, I assume they did. But a total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the uterus and cervix. If they also remove your ovaries that is called total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. If both ovaries were removed most patients usually get hot flashes within a few days but could possible be longer and the severity can vary per person. ...Read more

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I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 7 1/2 months ago. Can this cause sharp pain?

TAH: At 7.5 mo all should be healed - its very unlikely to be the cause of the pain. Have your doctor look at you. ...Read more

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

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

TAH/Supracervical: The cervix is left in during a supracervical hysterectomy and taken out for a total hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Several weeks: If possible consider a second opinion. If in fact a hysterectomy is needed at this time, look to a minimally invasive procedure such as laparoscopic or robotic. The visualization is better, the ability to remove disease is improved, and with smaller, less painful scars you can often ho home on the same day or the next day after surgery. Recovery for open surgery is typically 6 weeks vs 1-2 weeks. ...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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Do I need to take hormone pills if I've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Do I need to take hormone pills if I've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Usually: Depends on multiple factors nicotine use or other health issues. If no contradiction hormones for 5 years helpful ...Read more

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Why am I still anemic 6 months after having a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Anemia: You need proper evaluation by a dedicated hematologist. There could be several causes and sometimes it is multifactorial. ...Read more

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When doing a total abdominal hysterectomy, do they take out or leave in your ovaries?

DEPENDS: On what you want, how old you are, what reason they are doing the surgery for and what they find once they are doing the surgery. I always fully explain the pros and cons of leaving the ovaries in or out and then my patient will decide what she wants and I try to honor that depending on the circnmstances once I see the ovaries. Your doctor should fully discuss this with you before hand! ...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 will I experience pain after a total abdominal hysterectomy done through the belly?

Usally about 6 weeks: Most of us do not do very many total abdominal hysterectomies anymore, since I do most of mine either laparoscopically, with the robot or vaginally which cause the patient much less pain. And I do a lot of endometrial ablations in my office which can stop heavy or prolonged bleeding so my patients do not even need to do a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How to prevent adhesions after a total abdominal hysterectomy?

How to prevent adhesions after a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Difficult: When ever there is a scar, what ever the reason, surgery, or infections adhesions will form even from a tinny scar, can't be prevented but could be minimized, by tension free closure, minimum dissections, if possible retroperitoneial (out side) approach, leaving with minimum blood ; secretions inside peritonaeum. Best prevention is if possible avoiding surgery. ...Read more

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What kinds of vitamin supplements should I be taking for my total abdominal hysterectomy?

What kinds of vitamin supplements should I be taking for my total abdominal hysterectomy?

Multivit, C, Zinc...: Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery. After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery. I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:. ...Read more

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What is a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy?

What is a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy?

I will explain:: A total abdominal hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and cervix through an incision in the lower abdomen.
An anterior/posterior colporrhaphy is the repair of vaginal wall defects known as a cystocele and rectocele. This restores normal vaginal anatomy if you have these abnormal vaginal bulges. ...Read more

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What can I do for the overhang of tummy skin following a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Tummy tuck: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Will a woman still have a menstrual cycle after a total abdominal hysterectomy?

No more bleeding.: Hysterectomy means the removal of the uterus. After a hysterectomy, a woman has no more periods. If a woman's ovaries are removed as well, that surgery would be called a "total abdominal (or vaginal) hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy." if ovaries are left in, the woman may continue to experience cyclic hormonal symptoms - just no bleeding. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is the code for a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy?

CPT code: Think of this as a suggestion to start with:

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Best Answer: 58150 Total abdominal hysterectomy
57260 Combined anteroposter colporrahpy, modifier 59 ...Read more

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If I have nerve damage two years after a total abdominal hysterectomy, will it be this way the rest of my life?

If I have nerve damage two years after a total abdominal hysterectomy, will it be this way the rest of my life?

Causalgia?: Finding someone qualified to assist you can often be problematic. Causalgia may be a label that helps you find proper help. There is always hope when it comes to relieving pain. I have had some good luck with low dose oral ketamine in similar cases. ...Read more

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (Definition)

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