Hysterectomy complications post op

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She was sent home the next day, and can now have BM. 4th day postop, bleeding stopped. 5th day post op started up again. Not hemorrhage but heavy. MD says bleeding is from cut in vagina from last surgery. She doesn't look good, is bleeding and is having terrible pain in R lower back. It is hurting so bad she cannot take a deep breath. Help. Should she seek 2nd opinion? I'm very worried for her and her health.
Transfused 8 units as well as FFP and Albumin. Post op ileus 9 day hospital stay. Ok here is the current question. 2 weeks post op I was back in the MD's office c/o RLQ/pelvic pain CT w/contrast done 2/1009 showed Complex pelvic collection Cranial/Caudal distance of 6cm and about 3.5cm in transverse diameter. it is about 3.8cm in AP diameter." after consult with my GYN and no acute s/s of infection decision was to wait and watch.
i had vaginal hysterectomy and i have servere pain in my vagina i urinating all the time am 3 months post op and have no infections showing in my water i do have spinal pain and adamin pain probably coz urinating all the time its feels like i have a prolase bladder
I'm 4 weeks post-op, and my husband is even to scared to look at me the wrong way. He knows definately 6 weeks wait, but the way I feel, I'm sure thats 6 MONTHS. OMG, couldn't think of anything worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beginning approx 1 week post surgery, I began to have problem with severe constipation (even though I was taking stool softners 1 week pre-op and continuining thru post op) the rectal pain/constipation was so severe, I tried Gylcerin Bulb Syringes and (2) enemas and had to resort to manuel removal of the stool. The stool appeared to be stuck in two places. Immediately inside the rectal opening and approximately 3 inches higher.
I'm still concerned with the fever 4 weeks post op. I've noticed that it, almost daily, elevates in the evenings to around 100.7-ish.... and I've noticed that it always happens especially if I've been active throughout the day. Active at this point means getting out of bed and putting on a load of laundry or sweeping the floors, rinsing dishes... nothing much. I still have pain in my chest area, which is worse first thing in the morning after lying down all night.
Hello all, I'm 61 yrs old and had a Da Vinci robotic sacrocolpopexy with Y mesh April 25, 2014 with removal of both ovaries ( partial hysterectomy in 1974), so I'm almost at my 3 week post-op. No real complications other than a UTI which I understand is common after this type procedure. Doesn't seem like all the feeling has come back yet? And I'm having some leakage if my bladder becomes too full or if I need to go and cough, laugh, sneeze, etc.
Hi. I read some ladies are gaining weight post hysterectomy, one told it is due to insufficient levels of 'L????' . The lady then says there is no replacement for 'L????' currently so it doesn't matter what the name is. I think she is referring to Leptin, and the reading I've done indicates there is a replacement. Is there? If not, a newly released diet programme that maximises leptin use is available, and called the Venus factor.
Madge - He did do an internal on me when I seen him on the two week post-op. I was afraid I'd bleed again, but I didn't. He said my stitches were healing fine. I know this is TMI, but I was wondering why he stuck his finger/s up there as well. Maybe it's the way he does things and another way of checking the stitches - who knows. All I kept thinking was NOTHING goes up in there before 6-8 weeks!!! I am relieved that you don't have a blood clot, BUT why then is there a lump in your leg?
Hello all, I'm 61 yrs old and had a Da Vinci robotic sacrocolpopexy with Y mesh, rectocele, and cystoscopy April 25, 2014 with removal of both ovaries ( partial hysterectomy in 1974), so I'm almost at my 4 week post-op. No real complications other than a UTI which I understand is common after this type procedure. Doesn't seem like all the feeling has come back yet? And I'm having some leakage if my bladder becomes too full or if I need to "go" and cough, laugh, sneeze, etc.
Any bleeding 1 week post op needs to be investigated especially if you say it's not geting better. You know youe body better than anyone else get on the phone to the surgeon and make an appoitmtnt to be seen and maybe have someblood work drawn to make sure you blood count...... is all ok. Be aggressive because the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
It was done vaginally and the doctor did not mention anything about a possible hyst. I am a nurse and read the pre-op top to bottom and nothing anywhere mentioned the possibility. While I was on the table the "doc" called my husband and told him that my uterus "had to come out". He was at work and my mother was with me at the hospital. He has NO medical experience. He is a surveyor. Being a nurse and a prior scrub tech I have never seen this happen.
Annette, I am 6 weeks post-op and was also having pains where my ovaries were. My doctor said that hopefully it is either adnesions/scar tissue or just slow healing from having so many surgeries.
I dont think you will need to have some one with you, however you need to have someone "set you up" first 3 days home no stairs so get the couch comfy made up w pikkows sheets..have a night table near you with water your meds, a few magazines, the remote. a cell phone, Have husband prepare a lunch you can grab from fridge..no bending or lifting for a few days.
If it ends up that you will have the surgery please pm me I can walk you threw it.....tons of pre and post op advice. hugs...
I bled the 3rd night after bring released from hospital and returned to ER. My hemoglobin was up to 80 so they thought it was normal post-op bleeding. Within a week it was gone but throughout the first week was a good gauge for if I was overdoing it. I would bleed more if I tried to do too much; when I rested, the bleeding would get lighter. I expected a fairly quick recovery (doc said 2 weeks) but I am really tired a lot, presumably from the anemia.
Regarding your surgery, I suggest you speak with the surgeon who will perform the surgery about what to expect in terms of how it will be performed, length of stay in the hospital, need for post-op pain meds, potential complications, recovery time and how you will be followed thereafter. Best regards, Dr.
make sure you follow drs orders its really inportant..I folded one basket of towels a week post op and it sent me into agony ,.,you will need to be a couch potatoe for atleast 3 weeks then very slowly ease back into things. suggestion..buy a ice pack..very good for placing on pelvic area..dont use heat it will make you swell and bleed.
I'm not sure if it was the breathing or the concentrating on my breath, but it definitely helped! I'm almost 4 weeks post op so that's had its myriad of fun "trial and error" things as well. I'm an avid runner and I exercise twice daily. The first time I ran about one week after the procedure I experienced cramping like Elle_Elle and had some light bleeding (extremely light). I had no idea how sensitive my body would become during the healing process.
There was apparently too high of a risk to remove the hypogastric nerve, so it was left untouched. After my post-op pain eventually wore off, I began developing some extreme pain in different areas in my groin and thighs. That was almost two years ago. The pain has developed into something much more...now the pain has spread through my entire left and right inguinal area, lower right abdomen, right hip and lower back, right front and inner thigh, and my entire genital area.
I had to reschedule my follow-up in Milwaukee until about 11 weeks post-op because I just wasn't up to the trip. In your particular case, the infection and second surgery had to have wiped you out. When I had a tumor debulking and hysterectomy two years ago, I contracted a serious infection that was caught just before I became septic and had to have a second surgery to remove an abscess and was stuck in the hospital for 2 weeks (when it should have been 2 days).
At seven months post hysterectomy for ovarian cancer, I was sent for an MRI to see if they could find any reason for all of the pain I was experiencing. The pain was bad and getting progressively worse. I would be sitting at my office desk and I would feel this pain waxing and waning. It is pain that is hard to explain. I had would have aches, then just pain that would give me a jolt. The confusing part is that I would not even have to make movements and still the pain was present.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine: "Complications of Subtotal Hysterectomy: Menstrual-like vaginal bleeding. After subtotal hysterectomy, about 7% of women have bothersome cyclic bleeding. This happens when uterus-like cells remain on the outside of the cervix after the uterus is removed." (A subtotal hysterectomy is when the body of the uterus but not the cervix, is removed).
HEY, I'M LIKE YOU WANTING TO KNOW WHAT TO DO....I'M ONLY 5 DAYS POST OP. THE DR. GAVE ME THE PATCH TO USE...BUT, TO WAIT AND SEE IF I ACTUALLY NEED THEM...SOME WOMEN DOES JUST FINE..HOW HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING? ANY HOT FLASHES?
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