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How soon can I exercise after vaginal hysterectomy? How much is too much? What are weight lifting restrictions?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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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?

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?

Common problem: Weight gain after hysterectomy is very common. General recommendations: Follow the "Mediterranean" diet>>
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Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking. ...Read more

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When will menopause symptoms start after a total hysterectomy with a bilateral oopherectomy? Does weight play a role in the starting of symptoms?

When will menopause symptoms start after a total hysterectomy with a bilateral oopherectomy? Does weight play a role in the starting of symptoms?

Right away: menopause symptoms after total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy will start right away. Wait does not play a role in the starting of symptoms. ...Read more

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Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

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

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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?

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?

Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
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I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise a ...Read more

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What is a sub total hysterectomy?

In a subtotal: hysterectomy the uterus is removed but the cervix and supporting tissues are left intact. ...Read more

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Why might one require a total hysterectomy?

Why might one require a total hysterectomy?

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

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Please tell me what should I expect after a total hysterectomy?

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

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy?

Many possible: Causes including bowel issues such as constipation or pain from the incision or ovary issue for instance. Get an exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a total hysterectomy?

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

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Bleeding two weeks after total hysterectomy. Normal?

Bleeding two weeks after total hysterectomy. Normal?

Probably: It can take 3 or 4 weeks to heal completely from the hysterectomy. Spotting or light bleeding may be normal, nut if you are worried you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy. Do I still have a cervex?

I had a total hysterectomy. Do I still have a cervex?

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

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How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

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

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How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

U mean hot flashes?: Hot flashes can last a few months up to many yrs everyone is different there are many vits and herbs u can try or script meds that work very well, you will be in menopause until u die. ...Read more

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

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

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How common is a cuff dehiscence after a total hysterectomy?

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

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Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

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

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How are eggs retreived from a woman who had a total hysterectomy?

Just the same: A hysterectomy does not make retrieving a woman's eggs more difficult. A needle is inserted through the top of the vagina, while watching with ultrasound, and into a woman's ovaries, and the eggs retrieved through the hollow needle. (amazing, isn't it?!). ...Read more

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Is an annual gynecology exam necessary after a total hysterectomy?

Is an annual gynecology exam necessary after a total hysterectomy?

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

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Is it normal to have spotting after a total hysterectomy years ago?

No: It is not normal to have spotting after a hysterectomy if your cervix was removed. Please seek evaluation by a provider. ...Read more

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How long will it take to have a total hysterectomy with a bikini cut?

How long will it take to have a total hysterectomy with a bikini cut?

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

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I had a total hysterectomy 8 years ago. Why have I suddenly started to bleed?

I had a total hysterectomy 8 years ago. Why have I suddenly started to bleed?

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

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I had a total hysterectomy 6 months ago. Just now had bleeding on wiping. Help!?

I had a total hysterectomy 6 months ago. Just now had bleeding on wiping. Help!?

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

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Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

Depends on age...: ...Among other things. If you were premenopausal at surgery, you might benefit from hrt. If older, have a discussion about risks/benefits with you gyn. ...Read more

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I have no reproductive system does that mean I had a total hysterectomy or a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy: A total hysterectomy and hysterectomy are the same. A supracervical hysterectomy means the cervix was left behind. ...Read more

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How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

As soon as you want: You will not cause any harm with an orgasm, even immediately post op, as long as there is no vaginal penetration involved. ...Read more

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I had a sub total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago I am now only experiencing bleeding is this normal?

I had a sub total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago I am now only experiencing bleeding is this normal?

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