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What Is A Radical Vulvectomy Exactly
Removal of vulva: A radical vulvectomy is a surgical option for the treatment of advanced vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva). During this surgery, the labia and much of the surrounding skin and lymph nodes are all removed from the body. If you or someone you know has vulvar cancer, you should be seeing a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Vulvectomy: Up to 50% of vulvectomy incisions breakdown no matter how careful the patient or gynecologic oncologist is. We tell patients it may take up to 12 weeks for total healing. ...Read more
Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection. ...Read more
How long should I expect to be out of work (teacher) after a partial bilateral vulvectomy secondary to differentiated high grade VIN2?
Ans: As long as all goes well and no complications you should rest fir about 6 weeks ...Read more
I've had parcial vulvectomy it was stage 4 no radiation was needed.I have been having symtoms again it has been 2 years. Should i expect this?
Possibly: I assume the partial vulvectomy was for squamous Ca. Also that the procedure was effective because failure to control disease here might not result in an obvious lesion, but rather metastasis to regional groin nodes. Since intermittent symptoms are the major problem it is probably due to scar around several of the nerve groups such as pudendal nerve. Otherwise a neuroma may have developed ...Read more
Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?
Should I be concerned-moderate headache 6 hours after bi lateral partial vulvectomy? Had twilight anesthesia. No temp. Slightly nauseous
Normal: Assuming you have no other medical conditions, that is normal. some of the drugs we give can cause headaches, etc. The pain pills can also cause those symptoms. Codeine, hydrocodone can all cause nausea. If the headache gets worse, you may want to call you surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a simple partial vulvectomy in June of this year. I am experiancing itching arpund where the stitches were. Is this normal 12,weeks post op?
Can be normal, but: It can be normal, however it would be good to have the surgeon re-examine you for a vulvo-vaginal infection. ...Read more
Simple vulvectomy 6 wks ago-healing well & pain reduced recently. Stitches seem to have almost dissolved in last 2 days now feels sore at site-normal?
Postop visit: What you describe sounds normal but hopefully you have a postop appointment with your surgeon to make sure all is healing normally. ...Read more
Simple vulvectomy 7 wks ago-gran tissue removed-no VIN.Healed well. Stitches all dissolved but sore despite nothing to see. Nerve damage? Rec meds?
What causes the sudden onset of pubic bone pain (outside labia) 2 weeks after partial bilateral vulvectomy - no lymph nodes removed?
10 days post bilateral partial vulvectomy. I get periods of sweating and feeling feverish despite having a normal temp. Should I be concerned?
3 weeks post partial vulvectomy. There is no infection. The outside of my labia where hair covers is sensitive and bruised feeling. What can cause it
Expected: I would expect the area surrounding the surgery would still be sore after a partial vulvectomy only 3 weeks ago. Hopefully you have a post op appointment schedule to make sure all is healing well. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream can often be prescribed to help soothe this area after this surgery. ...Read more
What % of high grade differentiated VIN2 returns after bilateral partial vulvectomy with clear margins? using clob and Estrace (estradiol) for lichen sclerosis
Very small risk: Almost none, but please get regular checks as advised by your oncologist ...Read more
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