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What Does It Mean To Get A Partial Hysterectomy
Depends: The term is not one we as medical practitioner typically use as it is ambiguous carrying more that one definition. Usually it means that the uterus will be removed but the cervix will be left behind. On occasion it may refer to the fact that the ovaries were not removed, but this is an unfortunate use of the term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Partial hysterectomy, or supracervical hysterectomy, refers to the removal of the uterus but leaving the cervix. Because the cervix can have some endometrial tissue which produces the tissue that is shed as a period, you could have light bleeding when you would normally have a period. It is usually so light a panty liner is more than enough. ...Read more
Not if tubaligation: Was done properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cancer: Make sure you see a gyn oncologyst. They are really trained, and will tell you exactly what you need. Cervica cancer early stages can be treated with surgery. More advance stages require only radiation as treatment. So make sure you see a specialist dealing only with cancer in the genital area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: You probably can, but why? Best not to combine elective surgery with medically necessary surgery. What if the rare circumstance arises where 1 complicates the other? If the concern is the downtime or 2nd anesthesia, then i'm not sure it warrents the risk of doing the 2 together. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
No: Partial hysterectomy may mean different things to different people, but if the body of the uterus is removed, you cannot get pregnant. Partial hysterectomy usually means supracervical hysterectomy with the body of the uterus removed and the cervix left behind. Or some people incorrectly use the term to mean removing the uterus but leaving the ovaries behind. Pregnancy won't happen either way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial hysterectomy: Yes depending on which part was taken out. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
No: It would require a uterine host surrogate. ...Read more
Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more
If a partial hysterectomy is possible, would you recommend a 44 year old who is not experiencing menopause get a partial or a total hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy: The decision on how to proceed with surgery should be made between you and your gynecologist who has your complete history and indications for the procedure. If you are not comfortable with that decision then a formal second opinion should be obtained by another gynecologist. ...Read more
Estradio level serum is 50.79 what does it mean I'm 30 years of age I had a partial hysterectomy 4 months ago been having hot and cold sweats?
Follow up visit: For highly specific result interpretation it's best to discuss with the ordering physician who can put it in the proper context. If you still have your ovaries then one expect normal hormone production. Your Estrogen level is normal but a doctor would not test Estrogen levels typically when evaluating hot flashes. They would test an FSH level. Looks like your hot flashes are not from menopause ...Read more
61/ female who had partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumor about 10 years ago. Does she still need to get regular pap smears?
I just did a partial hysterectomy 4 days ago and I seem to have a lot of gas and I feel bloated, how can I get rid of the gas?
Walking: Gas, bloating and constipation are very common after surgery. We encourage moving around and walking. This helps stimulate the intestines to start moving again after being put to sleep with anesthesia. You should be able to pass gas still. If you are not able to pass gas then prompt evaluation by your surgeon is warranted. ...Read more
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