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Weight Restrictions After Total Hysterectomy
How soon can I exercise after vaginal hysterectomy? How much is too much? What are weight lifting restrictions?
Soon: You can walk immediately but you should limit lifting to less than 15 pounds and avoid abdominal exercises for at least two weeks. ...Read more
I had a total hysterectomy after I gained so much weight I don't know how to get off. I changed my eating habits, I started juicing please help?
Weight gain after hysterectomy is very common. General recommendations: Follow the "Mediterranean" diet>>
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Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking. ...Read more
When will menopause symptoms start after a total hysterectomy with a bilateral oopherectomy? Does weight play a role in the starting of symptoms?
Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?
Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?
First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
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I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise a ...Read more
Misnomer: "total hysterectomy" in the past used to mean ovaries and uterus. Typically a strong family history of personal history of estrogen dependent cancers would be a reason to take out uterus/tubes/ovaries. Total hysterectomy now typically means uterus. Some women have hysterectomies because of pain, bleeding and fibroids, and pre-cancer or cancerous lesions. ...Read more
No menses: Total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the body of the uterus and the neck of the uterus while the ovaries remain in place. If you experience hot flashes after the surgery they will get better after about 6 to 8 weeks. You will not have any menstrual periods ever, you will not be able to become pregnant again, and you will not get endometrial cancer nor cervical cancer. You may gain weight ...Read more
Menopause: If by total hysterectomy you mean that the ovaries were removed along with the uterus (which is the usual lay understanding of the term although not the medical definition) then the effect is immediate menopause. Expect hot flashes, mood swings, and possibly insomnia, with vaginal dryness as a delayed effect. ...Read more
Terminology: Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and the cervix generally. On rare occasions an obgyn cannot remove the lowest part of the uterus and performs a supracervical hysterectomy. If the ovaries and tubes are removed abdominally along with the uterus, the procedure is called a tahbso (total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). ...Read more
Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer. ...Read more
Hard to say: Left sided pain can be from many different causes. In that location is the lower bowel that can be a source of pain no matter if there was a hysterectomy or not. Also ovarian issues, musculoskeletal, nerve issues and scar tissue can all cause pain there. Having a thorough evaluation by a gynecologist will help determine cause and best options for relief. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends on how the hysterectomy was done. In one large series the dehiscense rate was as follows: Total Laparoscopic hyst = 0.64%; Abdominal Hyst = 0.2%; and Vaginal Hyst =. 13%. You can see that the incidence is low for all types of hysterecomy but is highest after a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. The Da Vinci Robot is often used to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Best wishes ...Read more
45 min to 2 hours: Of course, there are too many variables to answer accurately, and the patient shouldn't worry because they will be asleep the whole time! The time depends on the type of hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or robotic), the size of the uterus, and any scarring or adhesions in the abdomen (often not know until the procedure is started). ...Read more
Yes!: Absolutely! Please continue seeing your gynecologist annually even after having a hysterectomy. At this visit, your physician will discuss your overall health and well-being. Also, since you are now surgically post-menopausal, your doctor will help you prevent problems such as osteoporosis. Importantly, you will still benefit from a regular pelvic and breast exam. ...Read more
Less than 1 hour: This usually takes less than one hour but recovery takes several weeks. There are several minimally invasive options such as davinci assisted and laparoscopically assisted hysterectomies that have much easier recoveries. When done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon, they usually take less than an hour as well. Please make sure you've checked all your options! ...Read more
See a doctor: Probably bleeding form the vagina or vaginal cuff. See a doctor very soon about this: many possible reasons, not to be alarmed, but not at all normal. ...Read more
Decreased estrogen: hysterectomy, like aging, leaves us with decreased estrogen levels. Estrogen normally maintains the vaginal lining. With deceased estrogen, the lining is thin and prone to bleeding with any friction such as wiping or sexual intercourse. It can also cause burning on urination which many women confuse as urine infection. ...Read more
Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more
Hysterectomy: A total hysterectomy and hysterectomy are the same. A supracervical hysterectomy means the cervix was left behind. ...Read more
No: The resumption of the bleeding may mean that the surgeon left behind endometrial tissue above the amputated cervix. You need to go back to see your surgeon and let him/her evaluate the situation. ...Read more
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