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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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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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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

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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

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