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Vaginal Hysterectomy Cramps
I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?
Call your surgeon: This may be granulation tissue bleeding from the vaginal cuff where the vagina was sewn closed which can be treated sometimes in the office. ...Read more
Always check with Dr: It is common to have aches and pains and cramps for a period of time after hysterectomies through whatever approach (vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic or abdominal). It is often the bowels moving slowly or small adhesions developing, for example. It may also be signs of a urine infection or small fluid collection near the vagina on the inside. Always check with your doctor if no rapid improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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