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What would symptoms of scar tissue be after a vaginal hysterectomy?

What would symptoms of scar tissue be after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements, etc. The diagnosis of scar tissue can only be made by re-operating and confirming it...This is usually avoided because multiple surgeries can cause more scarring, which are called adhesions. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of scar tissue be after vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Scar tissue formation is very common after surgery. Sometimes, scar tissue (adhesions) will cause pain and other times will not. If you have no pain, then there is no need to do anything. However, scar tissue is less likely to form after vaginal hysterectomy than abdominal hysterectomy. Please see your doctor if you are having any issues. ...Read more

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Is it common to have problems with scar tissue after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Is it common to have problems with scar tissue after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Possibly: Yes, it is possible. Laparoscopy or ultrasound may help to identify if this is the cause. ...Read more

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Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?

Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?

Adhesions: Any intra-abdominal process like a hysterectomy can cause scarring/adhesions within the abdominal cavity. It does not cause actual scarring of the colon unless it was injured intra-op. ...Read more

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Had partial vaginal hysterectomy 7 yrs ago. 3 months ago, began wrking w/ personal trainer. Can scar tissue cause gut-ripping pain. Will it bleed inter?

Had partial vaginal hysterectomy 7 yrs ago. 3 months ago, began wrking w/ personal trainer. Can scar tissue cause gut-ripping pain. Will it bleed inter?

"Gut-ripping" bad!: Scarring or adhesions from surgery can tear with activity, and it can cause pain, although usually not bleeding. However, pain described as "gut-wrenching" sounds pretty bad. If that is continuing, you should be seen so a good history and exam can be done to give you a better answer! ...Read more

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Could scar tissue be causing me to have pelvic pain especially when I have a sonagram vaginally, I had a csection in 2010 then a hysterectomy in 2011?

Could scar tissue be causing me to have pelvic pain especially when I have a sonagram vaginally, I had a csection in 2010 then a hysterectomy in 2011?

Possible: Scar tissue could be the problem. If you still have your ovaries, then an ovarian cyst could be the issue. You could have endometriosis - having had a cesarean delivery does increase the risk for endometriosis and that would easily cause he type of pain you describe. ...Read more

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Complete hysterectomy 4y ago. W/vaginal cuff revision 1y ago. Scar tissue removed. Painful sex. Spotting. Pain in back & abdomin. Low grade fever.?

Complete hysterectomy 4y ago. W/vaginal cuff revision 1y ago. Scar tissue removed. Painful sex. Spotting. Pain in back & abdomin. Low grade fever.?

Needs follow up: This is a complex situation with lots of possibilities. The fever should be addressed first since that could be caused by so many things. Then your gynecologist can assess the vaginal cuff. You may have granulation tissue, scar tissue, pelvic adhesions or a number of other issues which can be addressed. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms 3 days prior to vaginal hysterectomy. What to do?

Yeast infection symptoms 3 days prior to vaginal hysterectomy. What to do?

Call your doctor: A vaginal yeast infection is not likely to be a problem for a vaginal hysterectomy, but it would be easy to treat with an oral medication so that you do not have to be uncomfortable. Call your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I be stimulated externally to orgasm?

Right away: There is no danger with external/clitoral stimulation almost immediately if you feel up to it. The precaution is not to insert anything vaginally, and certainly not deep because the cuff where the uterus was removed needs to heal. Placing anything into the vagina can rip open the sutures. Otherwise there are really no issues. ...Read more

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I climb stairs?

When comfortable: When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit. ...Read more

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How soon is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy?

How soon is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Depends: If the method of masturbation is external (clitoral) stimulation, you could do this as soon as you feel up to it. It's generally recommended to not put anything into the vagina for 6-8 weeks. I would certainly discuss with your doctor before putting anything into the vagina. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drive after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: After an uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy most women should be able to drive within 3 to 4 days and some even sooner. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to have concerns if I had sex 1 week after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Sex so soon after a vaginal hysterectomy might disrupt the sutures at the apex of your vagina, and it also might increase the risk of infection after surgery. Call your doctor if you have any bleeding or discharge. Wait to have sex until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?

My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Should be okay: Six weeks is a usual amount of time for healing after a surgery like a vaginal hysterectomy. As long as you're not bleeding and not in pain and as long as you have seen your doctor for a postoperative appointment to ensure that there weren't complications, there should be no problem with heavy lifting and standing as needed for work. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long is the stay in the hospitail after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Usually 1 day: Most people are ready to go home the next day, depending on if they are tolerating food, urinating ok, have no fever and their pain is controlled with oral pain meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?

Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works". A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...Read more

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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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Can you still get PID after vaginal hysterectomy?

Unlikely.: Pid is "pelvic inflammatory disease" and usually occurs when bacteria ascends from the outside of the vulva up inside the genitals and spreads into the tubes/ovaries (pelvis.) after a hysterectomy, there is no connection between the vagina and the inside/pelvis. ...Read more

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Was laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy successful in the past?

Yes: It is a neat procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and the post op recovery is quite rapid. ...Read more

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How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

Varies: Many women are essentially fully recovered in less than 2 weeks. Most have resumed normal activity by 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, you should plan for 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery - but expect to require less than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Before surgery, at a minimum, a check of your blood count (hemogram) would be recommended. Other labs would depend on your medical history and if you are on any medications. A urine pregnancy test should also be done unless your tubes are tied. ...Read more

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What position does the patient lie in while having a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

On the back: The position is called "dorsal lithotomy" and is similar to the position a patient assumes for a gynecologic exam (or pap smear). The patient may be repositioned slightly during different portions of the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

Risky: Even anal intercourse could cause a disruption to the vaginal apex suture line. It would be best to wait at least 4 weeks after the hysterectomy before having any form in penetrational intercourse. ...Read more

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Can you experience odd sensations from your nerves following a assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Have tingling and pulsating.?

Can you experience odd sensations from your nerves following a assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Have tingling and pulsating.?

Tingling: There are a number of reasons why you might have tingling or numbness following such a procedure. There can be local inflammation of the nerves, and not just compression or mechanical irritation. It depends very much where you are having the symptoms. This is important in attempting any further answers to your question. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal.? I am not constipated

I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal.? I am not constipated

Postop visit: Bowel dysfunction is common after major surgery especially if narcotic pain medication were used. Often this gets better as one weans off narcotics. Schedule a postop visit with your surgeon to go over the surgery and for a postop check. ...Read more

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I need to know anything and everything you can tell me about a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)! pre, intra and post operative?

LAVH: Many studies show that complication rates are lowest for lavh compared to any other route for hysterectomy. It is impractical to try to relate everything known about lavh here. There are many resources available - first and foremost would be your gynecologist for a full and complete discussion of lavh and other treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm in my 3rd week post OP from a total vaginal hysterectomy. I have had pink spotting since the surgery and the smell is terrible? Is this normal and

I'm in my 3rd week post OP from a total vaginal hysterectomy. I have had pink spotting since the surgery and the smell is terrible? Is this normal and

Call your doctor: The spotting is normal but the odor is not. You may have a vaginal infection. This can be treated with oral or vaginal medication. ...Read more

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I am 7 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior andanterior repair. It still feels sore, specially when sitting. Isthis normal or am I too impatient?

Varies: The vaginal hysterectomy has the fastest recovery, if that was the only procedure done you would be feeling well at 7 days, maybe a little pressure.
The posterior repair has the longest recovery time, and you may be sore for up to one month. Hopefully your surgeon recommended some post operative wound care- sitz baths, etc.
If recovery doesn't seem right, call the surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting foot drop from vaginal hysterectomy?

What are the risks of getting foot drop from vaginal hysterectomy?

Very small: Damage to the peroneal nerve, usually just below the knee, as a result of pressure on that nerve during the surgery can result in "foot drop" - but this is very rare. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy on 1-28-2016. I've been carefully bending and reaching for items with no pain. Should still not do these things?

I had a vaginal hysterectomy on 1-28-2016. I've been carefully bending and reaching for items with no pain. Should still not do these things?

Listen to body: If you are not having pain, it should be fine. Check with your surgeon to make sure there aren't specific issues about your surgery that might change this recommendation, like an incontinence procedure being done at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Vaginal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, ...Read more


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more