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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
107 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Hysterectomy (Overview)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, or left in place.


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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
107 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Hysterectomy (Overview)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, or left in place.


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If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: A vaginal hysterectomy is still an option, however a laparoscopic (with or without robotics) will likely be a safer route for the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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What is the definition or description of: vaginal hysterectomy?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal hysterectomy?

Vaginal Hysterectomy: Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, or left in place. ...Read more

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What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vagina. The bladder is separated from the cervix. The arteries feeding the uterus are tied off and cut. The uterus is delivered through the vagina. The ligaments supporting the uterus and cervix are reattached to the vagina. The vagina is closed. ...Read more

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Vaginal hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. When can I start exercising? What should I not do?

Walking: Walking is something you can do right away. Most important is not to lift anything heavier than about 10 pounds. Doing so would increase interabdominal pressure and put strain on your sutures in the vagina. If you feel your stomach muscles flexing, then likely you shouldn't do it. But walking is great. Improves circulation and healing overall. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy 4 weeks ago. I still have pain. When will I start to feel better and start to doing things around the house.

Talk to your surgeon: Call your surgeons office and ask as I am not aware of the details of your surgical procedure, how it was performed, and what complications were attendant therein. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy on 1-28-2016. I've been carefully bending and reaching for items with no pain. Should still not do these things?

I had a vaginal hysterectomy on 1-28-2016. I've been carefully bending and reaching for items with no pain. Should still not do these things?

Listen to body: If you are not having pain, it should be fine. Check with your surgeon to make sure there aren't specific issues about your surgery that might change this recommendation, like an incontinence procedure being done at the same time. ...Read more

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Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Many: In the short term, a small amount of spotting and discharge are normal - as well as some degree of discomfort (pain) . In the long term there may be many benefits, but the primary side effect is that you will never have any uterine bleeding - which is good. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing why the vaginal hysterectomy is needed. ...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