Hysterectomy and smoking

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Avatar_n_tn Avoid too much of tea, coffee, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spicy food. Take up yoga, deep breathing exercise, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> walking. Music and aerobics are also good stress busters. Drink plenty of fluids and water (not caffeine), eat fresh fruits and vegetables and keep yourself busy throughout the day Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn One of my best friends had a partial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> as well, but she had two children afterwards <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one of them just graduated high school <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the other one is sixteen. It is possible to have a child and both survive after a hysterectomy.
Avatar_f_tn I have tried Arimidex, Tamoxifen, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Femera with no luck. Now the dr would like to do a total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>. I am 45 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stopped having periods 3 years ago. Is this beneficial or not?
225275_tn?1276961493 smoking affects both cell-mediated and humoral immune responses by blocking lymphocyte proliferation and inducing apoptosis of lymphocytes. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> also increases serum <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hepatic iron which induce oxidative stress <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lipid peroxidation that lead to activation of stellate cells and development of fi brosis. smoking yields chemicals with oncogenic potential that increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with viral hepatitis and are independent of viral infection as well.
Avatar_n_tn The hysterectomy was due to large benign fibroid tumors that caused so much menstrual bleeding <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cramping. My sister had cervical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ovarian cancer but she's also a heavy smoker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I'm not a smoker. My doctor advised removing the ovaries for this reason (my sis) and I've been great with no side-effects. I do use the .05 mg estradiol patch tho. In advance, thank you so much! I think this is the sum total of my medical history...
Avatar_n_tn I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> in 2002 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I went through something just like this. I didn't want anyone around me and then I wondered why no one was there. Just relax and take it easy. They body just needs time to adjust to the new insides. (fyi: I still have one ovary and it is still working just fine) If it bothers you too much go ahead and talk to your dr. and see if they have any ideas to help with the adjustment. Good luck! Hang in there it will get better.
Avatar_n_tn Well I be damn, I'm not the only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>-notwannabe out there. I'm 38 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> in Oct.07 , I still have both ovaries,but I have gained about 15 lbs since the surgery, there has to be something out there for us. I thought you would lose weight with the damn surgery,what is going on?
518117_tn?1429279873 Never came down too hard on me really for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> though. They should not have had to jump me hard for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> though. Lung disease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having cancer twice in my life should have been my own inspiration to quit. I though got scared straight just a few nights ago. I was having random pain in the upper right lung region. It became constant and there was swelling I could feel myself. My husband took me to the ER the other night. I never go to the ER unless absolutely necessary.
190673_tn?1259206866 I've done that too after stopping for several months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> felt the same way. I still miss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> for the "comfort" it gave me but I don't miss those effects you described. I did this a few times and also felt very upset at myself as you did. Now it's been about 9 months and even though I'm not one of those who quit and after a month was fine, I keep pluggin' away. I have to play at a smoking establishment towmorrow night and I will take a chantix. It's a process....
389797_tn?1200693362 I have not left the house except to go to a doctor or test in 6 weeks, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my husband has driven me as I feel too weak. I have chronic diarrhea with severe gas after eating. I and am afraid to eat anything that will cause distress and have lost 40 pounds in 4 months (20% of body weight). Constant nagging abdominal pain ULQ whether I eat or don't, I also have anxiety, sweats (no fever), tremors, and lower back pain. Symptoms were occasional at first but are now almost daily.
469720_tn?1388149949 PAD Treatments Lifestyle Often PAD can be treated with lifestyle changes. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> cessation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a structured exercise program are often all that is needed to alleviate symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> prevent further progression of the disease. Angioplasty and stenting Proceduralist developed angioplasty and stenting, which was first performed to treat peripheral arterial disease.
Avatar_f_tn I am 48 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had a lumpectomy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> (still have my ovaries) last year at which time also found out I have Factor V Leiden. I was told that because of that I could not have any hormone replacement therapy. Currently I am in a constant brain fog, my perception is off, it takes me a while to actually comprehend what people are saying to me. I am a carpenter and am suddenly nervous about using my tools.
382218_tn?1341185087 just wanted to make a short comment. I used to be a fairly heavy drinker...up until I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> don't ask me why but after that the only thing that I could drink was Kahlua and Milk. I have since had my gall bladder out and since I started on the Neurontin I have chosen not to drink at all!
Avatar_n_tn I had the Marina done, prior to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they do it in the Gynae's office. I also have Mitral Valve prolapse, with mild regurg. You don't need prohalyxic antibiotics, cause they work in a strelile environment and all the equipment are clean and sterilized before they do the implant. You will be save. Marina takes your periods away, or make it much lighter. Really worth it.
1684282_tn?1410976195 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar_f_tn oh by the way I smoked for years and my oncologist even told me that its one of the few cancers not associated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have now been quit for almost 5 years... I have stage IV <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> nothing I did made it happen.... I know you are frightened but stop until there is something to worry about...
797165_tn?1268826340 I think I am going to get a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>. I also have a tilted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> retroverted uterus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they think I have adenomyosis(endo cells in the muscular wall of my uterus). I also have problems with anxiety and depression and am tired all the time. I never imagined my life to turn out like this but who knows when I'll meet Mr. Right and I can't have such a ****** quality of life anymore. Endo is soooooo frustrating!!! I hope all is going better for you!
Avatar_n_tn I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> 10 years ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have been on estrogen since. The new belief is that synthetic estrogen is no longer good for you so my Dr. is backing me off of it. Let me tell you - there is definately a CONNECTION because on the days I'm on the estrogen - the palps aren't as bad but on the days I don't take it - THEY ARE BAD!! They are subsiding as I get used to no estrogen so I guess time will help. Also Docs always told me there is no connection between palps and asthma.
Avatar_m_tn They think it is MenoPause of All things. I mean I quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> June 1st <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> dropped seven pounds. now, who the heck loses weight when they quit smoking? Actually, dropped to 93 pounds) which is not a good weight for me. and another weird thing most women hate me because it seems I can eat whatever I want and I don't gain a pound. I am always telling them: "Be careful what you wish for"! Anyways been off the cigs since June 1st and that is a daily struggle as well. . . .
Avatar_n_tn ( I have a lot of headaches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> finally narrowed it down to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>! I quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bam almost ZERO headaches. I would've loved to take Topomax to lose weight but was unsuccessful in getting a prescription before having head scans and all sorts of expensive test. Hmmm...you guys are lucky your dr. got them for you.
475555_tn?1303617674 So there you go -- quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you might lower it to help you get into the trial, as well as adding substantially to your overall health. I know -- you LOVE that advice, right?
Avatar_n_tn I've been on them for years and I like the way they make me feel. I've had a complete <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ovaries taken out, too. So, if I stop my hormones, then I'd have instant craziness, hot flashes and all the other menopausal problems to the nth degree. I've tried the natural things before and they do not even begin to help the menopausal symptoms I experience. I really don't care to ever stop my estrogen.
Avatar_n_tn This has been going on for years I use to get a colonoscopy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> endoscopy almost every 5 years but that Dr is now retired. I even had to have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> to remove the left ovary because they thought it was part of the problem, that did not help either. I recently went to another Gastro Dr. he had me take fiber one and metamucil then said come back in 4 mo and we will test for colon cancer I was ticked off in 4 months I could be dead. I'm to see him in few days is it even worth it.
6322039_tn?1380731598 For most of my life I had a very deep scratchy voice, even as a child; however, when I was 17 yrs old, I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> as the years dragged on, my voice got worse and worse, until I could hardly make sound anymore. My pcp had mentioned it a couple of times, but I sort of "poo pooed" him; finally he insisted that I go see an ENT, so he did the referral, etc.. Long story short, I had a lot of tissue build up on my vocal cords that was causing my voice to "leave".
Avatar_n_tn ) anyway.. my advice is to go to GNC or Mother Nature and get "valerian" for night time.. it calms you down and between the doctor saying that is was pretty common and the valerian pills i can sleep l ike a baby...
Avatar_n_tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stopped taking them after two <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
1235159_tn?1323012919 I am very worried, as I know as hard as I try I will not be able to stick to the diet. I have given up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> drinking for my baby, I don't know if I have the strength.
Avatar_m_tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> can lead to all kinds of health problems...the very worst being Cancer. Why add a health risk that you can choose NOT to... when there are so many things out there we cannot control?
Avatar_f_tn but sometimes straining to go to bathroom, belching <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> burping, white spots in stool <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> yesterday a little blood in the stool. At the time I met with the gastro doctor, was asked if I had blood in stool and I hadn't then. I spoke with someone in his office yesterday and told her about the blood and she said, oh that's not natural.......scared me to death as I had a friend who died of colon cancer six years ago...
Avatar_n_tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.