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What Should I Expect After Having A Hysterectomy If I Am Very Obese
More complications: This is not a simple answer and depends on the approach to the hysterectomy (large abdominal incision vs small minimally invasive incisions) and the time which the surgery takes. In general robotic surgery results in the easiest approach in patients who are obese. Overall though risks of blood clots in the legs and lungs and infection is increased in obese individuals and with larger scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Can robotic hysterectomy be safe for precancerous conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?
What's the survival rate with robotic hystercomy done if you have high blood pressure and are morbid obese?
Nearly 100%: The da vinci was developed wiyth difficult surgies in mind. The recovery rate is quicker and the complication rate is lower. Associated conditions like high blood pressure and obesity do increase morbidity and mortality, but both are still very, very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It can be: After a hysterectomy it is common to have temporary changes in bowel habits. Pain meds can cause constipation, stool softeners can cause diarrhea, eating differently can upset the intestines, stress can cause loose stools. Usually over time and getting back to usual eating and exercise the intestines go back to your normal. If bad diarrhea and increase in pain or fever see your doc. ...Read more
Vitamin c flush: Vitamin c powder called mixed ascorbate powder supplies 2767mg of vitamin c per scoop you would do one scoop with with cup of water or juice hourly until this causes diarrhea you vit c requirement to relieve constipation is the total you took minus one (last scoop) you can do this daily until your wound heals also helps with your tissue recovery - make sure u have no issues of kidney stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It is key to understand that hormone changes do not occur after removal of the uterus but rather after removal of the ovaries. If you still have your ovaries then you should not experience any hormonal changes. After removal of the ovaries menopause symptoms can occur almost immediately or not at all. For some the symptoms are severe enough to take estrogen replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is a nerve that traverses through the inside of your body and provides sensation to your inner thigh that can be compressed during hysterectomy. So this numbness is normal, but it should come back with time. If continues to be numb after 2-3 weeks, talk to your doctor. Not typical for it to be cut in surgery, but that can happen, so keep tabs on it and inform your doctor if doesn't return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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