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Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Yes, but less common: A hysterectomy is a surgery involving the removal of the uterus, not necessarily the ovaries.The ovaries produce the hormones that can drive growth/stimulation of endometriosis. So, if ovaries are left in place, endometriosis may be more likely to grow after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Sometimes.: Always check with your oncologist before starting any hormonal therapy after having endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Yes: You have low estrogen levels because of the removal of your ovaries. This causes the vaginal tissues to thin out and dry out and it becomes very easy to traumatize them and cause bleeding, even from the pap swab. More serious problems should be detected by the pap itself. ...Read more

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Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Need work up: You had ultrasound and d&c; the uterus should be clear. Bloating and pain is probably unrelated to your gynecology issues.The ovarian cyst however, is worth a follow up by ultrasound and blood test. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Is bleeding notmal after laparoscopic of ovarian etopic pregnancy?

Is bleeding notmal after laparoscopic of ovarian etopic pregnancy?

It is common: Bleeding may occur as the pregnancy hormone levels in the blood drop, and some of the uterine lining that built up during the early pregnancy begins to break down and shed. It is important that the pregnancy test levels be followed until negative after any treatment of an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

See a doctor: Likely this is okay and is due to a lack of estrogen in the vagina causing atrophy, that is---thinner skin of the vagina that is more sensitive and occasionally bleeds as well. However, any postmenopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a physician to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous reasons for this. If it is local to the vagina, your doctor may prescribe some estrogen. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Yes: As long as there are no other fertility problems, you should have a chance to conceive after removing bilateral endometriomas. If you do not get pregnant after 6 months of attempts, you may want to consider setting an infertility specialist for assistance. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Overgrowth or polyp: Women often experience an overgrowth of the lining of their uterus, the endometrium, called hyperplasia. The hyperplasia may be only simple, requiring only hormonal treatment, or complex, with atypia, which is more worrisome since it can be precancerous, best treated with hysterectomy. If the uterine lining's thickness was noted on an ultrasound, it may also be due to a polyp, usually benign. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more