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Having my 3rd leep in 10 years for recurring hsil cervical polyps (1st leep was for mild). Should i be concerned? Should i look into a hysterectomy?

Having my 3rd leep in 10 years for recurring hsil cervical polyps (1st leep was for mild). Should i be concerned? Should i look into a hysterectomy?

Surgical Risk?: In general, hysterectomy is much more invasive and puts a patient at significantly greater risk than a leep. Further, hysterectomy should only be used when a leep is insufficient, i.e. Positive margins. I do understand the frustration/anxiety entailed by recurrent hsil though -- hysterectomy may be reasonable if your gyn can perform a lower risk procedure, like a laparoscopic or vaginal surgery. ...Read more

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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 da vinci total hysterectomy 9 weeks ago and a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago. I look like I am 7 months pregnant and it just continues to get bigger?

I had a da vinci total hysterectomy 9 weeks ago and a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago.  I look like I am 7 months pregnant and it just continues to get bigger?

Hysterectomy: That is very unusual. Do you have nausea, vomiting, fevers, abdominal pain, not passing stool? There is no reason for your abdomen to be that distended. Please see your gynecologist again for follow up soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 17 and would like to know more about a hysterectomy?

What to do if I'm 17 and would like to know more about a hysterectomy?

Unsure: There are multitudes of resources that detail the indications for, and process of a hysterectomy. One of the best resources would be your doctor, especially if you are thinking you need or want a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like a full hysterectomy. What criteria must one fit to be a candidate?

Varies: There is a very wide range of indications for hysterectomy - only your doctor is in a position to answer your question. You should discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

Better than open: Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed when vaginal hysterectomy may be very difficult and one wants to avoid a major open surgery. This typically rquires 3 or 4 small incisions in the abdomen. You may go home the same day or stay in the hospital overnight. Your recovery will be significantly faster comapred to abdominal route. Open abdomial hysterectomy is rarely necessary today. ...Read more

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What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon. ...Read more

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How painful is a hysterectomy? What is the recover like for a hysterectomy? Will i be in a lot of pain? .

Any : Any surgery is associated with some initial pain and discomfort after the surgery, but the techniques to improve post-surgical pain have improved markedly over the last few years. Most patients are given medications in the post-operative period to keep their pain well under control. Hospital staff are trained to be very responsive to post-operative pain. Most patients after a hysterectomy are given restrictions for returning to work initially and are instructed to avoid lifting more than 5-10 pounds; your doctor will give you their specific instructions. ...Read more

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Just had hysterectomy 4 weeks ago today inside felt something pricking . Felt like a stitch should I get in contact with gyro ?

Yes: Anytime a patient feels anything out of the ordinary after major surgery, it would be wise to see the operating surgeon. Doctor's typically want to hear about anything unusual after major surgery to given the opportunity to head off complications or diagnose them as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy on april 3but still having some bleeding like a cycle. Is that normal i gotten two different medicine to stop it and still bleeding?

Possibly: It is normal to have some light bleeding, i.e. A panty liner takes care of it. This can last for several weeks. Usually the bleeding will change to a pinkish/watery discharge as the tissue heals and the sutures dissolve. If your bleeding is heavier than this or if you are having a pain, fever, or foul smelling discharge; i would recommend seeing your doctor to get this looked at. ...Read more

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