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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)

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


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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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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