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What should I expect after having a hysterectomy if I am very obese?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Can robotic hysterectomy be safe for precancerous conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?

Can robotic hysterectomy  be safe for precancerous  conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?

Possibly: You need to interview a few surgeons in your area and see if they are comfortable using the robotic surgery suite for your surgery. I think every surgeon will have their own view on this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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Please tell me what should I expect after a total hysterectomy?

Please tell me what should I expect after a total hysterectomy?

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

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After having a hysterectomy how soon until i can have a climax?

Any time: Sexual stimulation (manual, oral, non-penetrational) is acceptable ay any time after a hysterectomy. It is recommended to refrain from penetration for 4 to 8 weeks depending on how the hysterectomy was done. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have loose bowels after having a hysterectomy ?

Is it normal to have loose bowels after having a hysterectomy ?

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

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Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

YES!!: Yes the uterus id gone so no lining to shed and no bleeding. Now if the ovaries are left in which they usually are, then you can still ovulate and gets symptoms of cramping etc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve constipation after having a hysterectomy?

What's the best way to relieve constipation after having a hysterectomy?

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 more

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How long after having a hysterectomy will you notice the hormones change?

How long after having a hysterectomy will you notice the hormones change?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Not much: At your age, the only change will be that you can not have any more children. But in some women they start to think that she is not a woman any more. Remember there is no change in your femininity or sexuality. You can do every thing except bave a baby. So enjoy it. ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

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 more

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Is the feeling of an orgasm changed after having a hysterectomy?

Is the feeling of an orgasm changed after having a hysterectomy?

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

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How common is it to have 4 surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

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

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What to do if I have several surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

What to do if I have several surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

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

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How can you tell if you're postmenopausal after having a hysterectomy but no oophrectomy?

How can you tell if you're postmenopausal after having a hysterectomy but no oophrectomy?

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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Is it normal to bleed after having a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago ? Bleeding and i had a hysterectomy

Is it normal to bleed after having a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago ? Bleeding  and i had a hysterectomy

You : You should definitely see your doctor for an exam. Any vaginal bleeding after a full recovery from a hysterectomy is not normal and should be evaluated sooner rather than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

6 weeks: You should have a post operative exam about 6 weeks after surgery and at that point, your doctor will examine your vagina to be sure the stitches have healed enough to have sex. If the cervix was not removed, you may be able to have sex sooner. ...Read more

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How long after having a hysterectomy can I see a chiropractor?

2-4 weeks: You should confirm with your own surgeon as there may be specific restrictions in individual cases but in general 2-4 weeks shoul dbe enough recovery time in most cases. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some numbness in the front part of my thigh after having a hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have some numbness in the front part of my thigh after having a hysterectomy?

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 more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more