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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
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
Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: It depends on how much the uterus was contributing to your sexual feelings before the hysterectomy. A healthy uterus can contract in a very pleasant way during sex which could be lost. A uterus that is not healthy can cause pain during sex and orgasm. Removing then may improve. So, it depends on how your uterus was doing before they hysterectomy. Most women can have great sex after a hysterectomy. ...Read more
Unknown: I can find no literature which addresses the question posed. However, I think most would say that this is a less than common occurance. Likely, this is a question not deemed clinically relevant by most researchers, as the answer would not do much to improve overall health. ...Read more
Can you be more spec: Can you be more specific? Is your concern that you've needed additional surgeries after hysterectomy to correct problems with the hysterectomy or that you need additional surgeries but due to prior hysterectomy you're worried about scar tissue/adhesions or something like that? ...Read more
No difference: If a woman was not menopausal before a hysterectomy with her ovaries left behind, she will not be menopausal after the hysterectomy. She may experience menopausal symptoms for about 6 - 8 weeks, after which the ovaries will have adjusted to releasing their hormones into just one instead of two veins draining hormones from the ovaries. ...Read more
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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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