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What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

That depends: It depends on what type of hysterectomy you are having, meaning open, vs laparoscopic, vs robotic, vs vaginal and what the reason for the hysterectomy is. Also whether the ovaries are being removed at the same time. You will have some pain after that will be treated with pain meds. I have my patients chew gum ( sugarless) after, as this has been shown to help bowels return to normal faster. ...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


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Do they take out appendix during hysterectomy?

Do they take out appendix during hysterectomy?

Not usually: The practice of routine removal of the appendix with hysterectomy not related to cancer is not very common anymore. A few studies showed you were more likely to have a complication from the removal of your appendix, then ever develop a problem with it on your own. ...Read more

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Can my appendix be seen during a hysterectomy?

Can my appendix be seen during a hysterectomy?

Laparoscopic: during a laparoscopic hysterectomy the appendix can be visualized. This means your doctors remove the uterus using a camera method of surgery. The camera allows the doctor to see many of the inside organs of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What happens during robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy?

What happens during robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Precision: Robot assisted surgery is performed in order to accomplish hysterectomy with minimally invasive method possible when abdominal hysterectomy must be done otherwise. Several small incisins are made in the abdomen and robotic instruments are placed through each incision and the surgeon actually performs the procedure remotely sitting at a surgeon's console controlling all robotic instruments. ...Read more

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Had everything took out during my hysterectomy is a 2mg estrogen pill to much?

Had everything took out during my hysterectomy is a 2mg estrogen pill to much?

Maybe: Typical doses for oral estrogen are 0.5, 1 and 2mg per day. Most physicians start women at a lower dose and then increase the dose if their symptoms are not well managed. There's likely no harm at the 2mg dose. Depends on how your body is reacting and responding to the loss of your ovaries. Every woman is different. If you are concerned, have a conversation with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Wich type of anastesia is used during a hysterectomy and did they use this type yrs ago?

Various types: General anesthesia is commonly used, but spinal and epidural anesthesia can be used also. There are some newer drugs, but the anesthetic techniques have not changed a lot in the past decade or so. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor leave the ovaries behind during a hysterectomy?

Why would the doctor leave the ovaries behind during a hysterectomy?

Age usually: Other than patient preference for leaving them in, age is the usual reason. Taking healthy ovaries out of a young woman gives her instant and usually very symptomatic menopause. Bottom line - need to have a long talk with your obgyn before making this decision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of gas do they use during a hysterectomy?

Can you tell me what kind of gas do they use during a hysterectomy?

Carbon dioxide: During a hysterectomy your abdomen is filled with co2 gas to provide an open space to perform the surgery. Various gases are also used as anesthetics also. ...Read more

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What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vagina. The bladder is separated from the cervix. The arteries feeding the uterus are tied off and cut. The uterus is delivered through the vagina. The ligaments supporting the uterus and cervix are reattached to the vagina. The vagina is closed. ...Read more

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