vaginal hysterectomy cramps

I had a vaginal hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I started getting abdominal cramps. What should I do?

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Dr. John H. Kirk
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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.
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Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

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Dr. Carolyn C. Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Less invasive


An advantage of vaginal hysterectomy is the lack of a large abdominal incision. Without that incision, there is usually less post-operative pain, so patients may return to regular activities more quickly and comfortably.
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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Shorter recovery


A vaginal hysterectomy has only an incision at the top of the vagina. That incision is usually almost completely pain free - whereas an abdominal incision typically requires several weeks to heal to the point of relative painless activity. This allows for quicker easier recovery from the vaginal surgery and the impression of quicker healing
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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

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Dr. Michael G. Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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The vaginal hysterectomy is still the safest, most non invasive method of doing a hysterectomy. Unfortunately, the procedure appears to be a dying art. If you need a hysterectomy, and your Dr. offers a vaginal procedure, I would recommend it over the newer laparoscopic procedures for the above reasons.
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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.
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Can you still get pid after vaginal hysterectomy?

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Unlikely.


PID is "pelvic inflammatory disease" and usually occurs when bacteria ascends from the outside of the vulva up inside the genitals and spreads into the tubes/ovaries (pelvis.) After a hysterectomy, there is no connection between the vagina and the inside/pelvis.

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can i climb stairs?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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When comfortable


When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit.
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What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

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Cause of foot drop is a compression injury or trauma to the common peroneal nerve which lies to the outside of the head of the fibula, which is below the knee. It is possible, that during the hysterectomy, that one of the spinal roots was affected (L4) but highly unlikely. It could be resultant from anesthesia or other factors. Discuss with your surgeon.
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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Nerve palsy


When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy.
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If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A vaginal hysterectomy is still an option, however a laparoscopic (with or without robotics) will likely be a safer route for the hysterectomy.
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Was laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy successful in the past?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


It is a neat procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and the post op recovery is quite rapid.

What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Varies


The recovery can be as quick as a few days or as slow as a few weeks. Most women spend only a few hours or one night in the hospital after the surgery.

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