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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?

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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Am now 38. What should I expect after the abdominal hysterectomy if they leave my ovaries?

Am now 38. What should I expect after the abdominal hysterectomy if they leave my ovaries?

No periods: The main advantage to leaving the ovaries is to preserve the hormonal environment. Besides not having menstrual bleeding, things should pretty much stay the same. There may be some differences related to sexual function, some women experience orgasms differently after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What does it mean getting cin3 after having a hysterectomy?

What does it mean getting cin3 after having a hysterectomy?

Dysplasia: If you had a supracervical hysterectomy it means you have high grade cervical pre cancer or dysplasia. If your cervix is absent they probably meant vain (vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia). ...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?

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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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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