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I had a hysterectomy last july, yesterday I had vigorous sex, and also jogged three miles. Today I am having pain in the pelvic vaginal region, don't it is a uti. What have I done? What can I do to

I had a hysterectomy last july, yesterday I had vigorous sex, and also jogged three miles. Today I am having pain in the pelvic vaginal region, don't it is a uti. What have I done? What can I do to

Likely nothing: You could certainly be sore after what you describe as vigorous sex - the running likely had nothing to do with the soreness. If it doesn't resolve over the next few days, check with your obgyn for an exam.

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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13 days ago I had hysterectomy no uti and it still hurts to pee. Normal??

13 days ago I had hysterectomy no uti and it still hurts to pee. Normal??

No: So I would have your doctor check the urine to be sure. It should not really hurt at this point. If it persists they can check to make sure no other post op infection or problem is occuring ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Here are some. ..: UTI would not be related with the presence of spotting & mens-like cramps, which in fact are more likely related with topical physical or/& chemical stimulation - usually related with sex / masturbation. Hence, analyzing the sequence of events will deduce possible Dx. So, bring the related info to gyn-doc timely for analysis + objective investigation so to confirm what is going on... Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Why do I get so many uti's and yeast infections after my hysterectomy last year? I have had many of them this year.

Why do I get so many uti's and yeast infections after my hysterectomy last year? I have had many of them this year.

Following reasons:: Will lose protective effects of estrogen on bladder & urethral lining if ovaries were removed with uterus similar to, or might be actual, menopause. Otherwise need to urinate after sex, shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & non-cotton or thong underwear. Spread thighs when urinating to avoid vaginal trapping of urine. Have sufficient fluid intake to urinate avery 3 hours or so. ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today have little spotting after my kid slammed down on my tummy. Plus think I might have a uti. Is this normal?

Had total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today have little spotting after my kid slammed down on my tummy. Plus think I might have a uti. Is this normal?

Common often: A uti after surgery is pretty common, and so can a little bleeding. But it is important to call your surgeon. Urinary tract infections after surgery need to be treated promptly. If you have pain, increased bleeding, fever, or vomiting, it is even more important, and if you can't reach your surgeon or primary care doc, go to an UC or ER. ...Read more

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Had catheter removed last week after hysterectomy, hurt to pee and my urethra is bleeding. Dr. said I don't have a uti. Well what could it be.

Had catheter removed last week after hysterectomy, hurt to pee and my urethra is bleeding. Dr. said I don't have a uti. Well what could it be.

Give time & patience: Seeing speckles of bloody urine and feeling some burning are expected for some withing few days after catheter removal as long as getting better and less over time so to see how your self-healing process may bring, go, & evolve reflecting unique personal health state. So, give time and patience for now, and see your surgeon as needed down the road of recovery. ...Read more

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My mom had her hysterectomy wit UTI. But, her urine test report is:RBC:4-6/hpf, WBC:1-2/hpf, Epith cells:-6-8/hpf. Why does she have RBC in her report? Help

My mom had her hysterectomy wit UTI. But, her urine test report is:RBC:4-6/hpf, WBC:1-2/hpf, Epith cells:-6-8/hpf. Why does she have RBC in her report? Help

RBCs: Anytime there is an infection such as a UTI, rbcs can be present. Has she taken an antibiotics yet? This is due to irritation of the lining of the bladder which can shed rbcs. Did she have a urine culture documenting a bacterial infection? ...Read more

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What meds can cause bladder/urethra pain and burning? Uti ruled out, urine culture negatv. Had a total hysterectomy. Gyno says ic urologist says no ic

What meds can cause bladder/urethra pain and burning? Uti ruled out, urine culture negatv. Had a total hysterectomy. Gyno says ic urologist says no ic

Could be IC: Ic is sometimes a diagnosis by exclusion. Typically pain is worst when bladder is full ; somewhat relieved after urinating. Also bladder pain can be related to consuming acid urine producing beverages or foods such as citrus or bladder irritant like coffee. Might be related to your hysterectomy surgery if symptoms strarted post-op or? Worthwhile getting second urologic opinion. ...Read more

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Is a UTI and kidney infection signs of endo? They are both gone now but I'm still constantly hurting in the pelvis. I had a partial Hysterectomy at 24

Is a UTI and kidney infection signs of endo? They are both gone now but I'm still constantly hurting in the pelvis. I had a partial Hysterectomy at 24

Not related: UTIs & kidney infections can coexist with endometriosis, but they are totally different & unrelated conditions. Pelvic pain can have many causes, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, interstitial cystitis etc. Advise gynecologic consultation ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy two weeks ago and I have a foul smelling yellow discharge that is heavy. I just finished antibiotic a for a UTI. What could this be? Also I know I'm not supposed to have sex for 6 weeks post op, however my husband and I have s

I had a vaginal hysterectomy two weeks ago and I have a foul smelling yellow discharge that is heavy. I just finished antibiotic a for a UTI. What could this be? Also I know I'm not supposed to have sex for 6 weeks post op, however my husband and I have s

Here are some…: Based on the provided info, it's most reasonable to seek professional attention from your surgeon as soon as possible. Of course, bring the detailed info about the quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms over the past 2 weeks to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed including imaging study to make sure of no abscess or foreign body. Best wish… ...Read more

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Have what feels like bladder and vaginal pain and pressure with trace blood in urine but no uti and had hysterectomy 3 years ago ideas on what wrong?

Have what feels like bladder and vaginal pain and pressure with trace blood in urine but no uti and had hysterectomy 3 years ago ideas on what wrong?

QuacksLikeADuck??: What do you mean "no UTI? " You have some of the symptoms. Was a urine culture done? (the gold standard in your case). And why was your 'hooterus' yanked out? Could something have 'grown' as a result of that? Still have your ovaries? Bowel habits normal? Was a pelvic exam done? There's a lot to consider. Talk to whomever checked your urine or get a second opinion. Don't freak, just go a step at a time. ...Read more

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65 and have pelvic pain, no UTI infection. Ultrasound negative. Hysterectomy 29yrs ago. Ob doc prescrib. Vagifem, can it really help? Pain seems muscu

65 and have pelvic pain, no UTI infection. Ultrasound negative. Hysterectomy 29yrs ago. Ob doc prescrib. Vagifem, can it really help? Pain seems muscu

Pain from atrophy: Vaginal Estrogens can help with pelvic pain in women who are in menopause especially if you have vaginal atrophy. If you don't get better in 4 weeks of using vagifem consider pelvic floor rehabilitative therapy which is a computerized form of physical therapy for pelvic muscles. ...Read more

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Severe vaginal burning, ll quad pain, not uti, std, yeast, products or sex. Painful/difficult urination. Long endo history/ hysterectomy. Kidney stone?

Atrophy?: Atrophic vaginitis or desquamative vaginitis can cause the vaginal symptoms, as can other infections besides yeast, like bacteria and viruses. The treatments are all very different, so you'd need a gyn specialist to sort it out. As far as the llq pain, it may or may not be related, but it could be caused by a stone, or an ovarian cyst. But a kidney stone wouldn't cause vaginal burning. ...Read more

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Why do women have hysterectomy?

Why do women have hysterectomy?

Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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What's a single-port hysterectomy?

What's a single-port hysterectomy?

Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen. ...Read more

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How common are hysterectomies now?

How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common: Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, (c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care! ...Read more

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Can anyone have have a hysterectomy? ?

Can anyone have have a hysterectomy? ?

Females: Only females… any surgery has risks, so a hysterectomy is only done for medical indications. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Painful intercoarce after hysterectomy?

Not normal.: Need to see your doctor to determine the cause. Women should not have painful intercourse from a hysterectomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to know if I qualify for a hysterectomy?

How to know if I qualify for a hysterectomy?

See doctor: There is a very wide range of indications for any surgery including a hysterectomy. I could not give you a definitive answer here - but if you are having gynecologic problems, your doctor will be able to answer your question very easily. ...Read more

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information:
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information

you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a hysterectomy?

A few: Infection, bleeding, damage to adjacent structures, death. Those are true of any surgery - just a matter of degree based on how complicated the surgery is. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

That depends: It depends on what type of hysterectomy you are having, meaning open, vs laparoscopic, vs robotic, vs vaginal and what the reason for the hysterectomy is. Also whether the ovaries are being removed at the same time. You will have some pain after that will be treated with pain meds. I have my patients chew gum (sugarless) after, as this has been shown to help bowels return to normal faster. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a hysterectomy at 23 years old?

Why would someone need a hysterectomy at 23 years old?

Depends: Cancer, bad infection, benign tumor, pelvic pain that fails other therapeies, uterine bleeding that fails other therapies, surgical complication, etc.
You should be upfront and just ask that person (or physician if you're asking as a second opinion). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hysterectomy?

What is the definition or description of: hysterectomy?

Removal of: The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and body, the intra-abdomina component. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a hysterectomy to be performed?

What is the best way for a hysterectomy to be performed?

It depends: There are many factors that could determine the best method of hysterectomy in any given patient. As a general rule the least invasive method possible should be used. Most women do not require an open/abdominal hysterectomy. It also depends on your surgeons skill level and experience with the different methods of hysterectomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...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