Total hysterectomy healing process

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I am sorry you are still in pain. I think for me after a total hysterectomy, I had pain, related to that surgery, for about 6 or 7 weeks, decreasing a little every week. I wondered what's this hotflash stuff about also for the first 2 or 3 weeks. Then I got my first one - for me the first one was the worst one. Sudden and I couldn't move, from head down to toe, my blood felt like lava dripping slowly down from the very top of my head until I was just burning up and drenched.
You have to be strong enough for the surgery and you have to be strong for the healing process. If you are worried about clothes just buy some cheap sweatpants from Wal-mart and wear them around the house until after you heal and lose the water weight. I agree with Madge, you will gain if you just lay around and eat fattening foods for weeks and not walk to get the exercise.
I had a total hysterectomy in 2001 due to endo.I had hot flashes and other menapause symptoms for about a year.I did not take any HRT and they went away .I recently had to have a kidney removed do to tumor (non cancer)and the hot flashes are now back.Can this be from menapause,or side affect of surgery?How long can these symptoms last?
I had the option of them just taking my ovaries and tubes or doing a total hysterectomy. One of the Dr's. recommended the total hysterectomy as I have several fibroids. The main Dr. (this is a teaching hospital - I've never had so many people in the room!) said it will extend the surgery by an hour and she didn't really offer an opinion other than to say if it is cancer they will take everything and do staging etc.
I am a 36 year old mom of 5 who Just had a total abdominal hysterectomy on Oct 9th . I still have my ovaries but that is it. I wasn't Planing on having it that way it was hopfully going to be vaginally and laproscopic, but once they got in there I was Missing part of my cervix and things just changed. So instead of losing just the uterus ..I lost all except the ovaries. SO NOW WHAT !!! LOL... I so was not prepared for this long of a healing process ..is it really 6-8 weeks?
I had a total Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). It has been 3 weeks now. I had my post op appointment in which I told my GYN/OB physician and he told me It should go away after I am completely healed, another 3 to 5 weeks will be 6 to 8 weeks. I am no longer spotting, however I still have lower back pain and cramping in my lower abdomen. Sometimes certain days I do not have cramping and feel fine however on other days I feel like I am having menstral cramps.
I had a total hysterectomy in 2007, but had needed one for a few years before it finaly got done. Every since i have had bowel problems- IBS symptoms, either constipation or loose stools, south-end bleeding,feeling like i still have to go #2 more and dont, all that crap. the thing is about 7 years before i had the surgery the doctor i had at the time was telling me all the reasons she didnt want me to have this done so young,wanted me to wait until there was no other option.
I'll let you know. Regarding partial hysterectomy, that is only uterus removed. Total hysterectomy is uterus & cervix which they don't like to remove because of prolapse (falling organs)and radical hysterectomy is everything removed. (If you have a "total" with ovaries it's another name... ooph something.) My question: anyone else have mood swings or has anyone had hormones tested even though you still have ovaries left?
I was obese before I had a total hysterectomy a few months ago, 100 pounds over weight. I did no research on the surgery. Now I'm gaining more weight even though I am eating less. If this continues I'll die from obesity. Several of my co-workers told me I'd probably lose weight after the surgery. What were they thinking? I had to stop taking the hormone replacement due to severe migraines. Why didn't my doctor tell me about the weight gain?
You should write a list of questions regarding hysterectomy and take them to the appointment with you. Discuss fully the benefits etc with the gyn. I hope you find the proper treatment for you to relieve what must be awful pain, because it sounds like you are depressed with it. You're not alone. You have the company and friendship of your son and dogs - relish them and you will receive a lot back.
I had a TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY 25 years ago (pan hysterectomy) I am 68 and have been having a vaginal odor and some clear discharge for about three months. I cannot see the discharge, but asm aware of the odor. Yesterday i bought tampons and inserted one last night. When I removed it this morning, it was bloody with bright red blood. Afer i removed the tampon, I got a bloody discharge. My gynecologist is out of her office untl Monday, so hope to find out something then.
The other tests results (positive rectal anal inhibitory reflex, adequate balloon expulsion test, normal defecography) have essentially ruled out these other causes of constipation. I was being told that total colectomy surgery was my answer by various doctors but some wanted to give me a temporary colostomy bag to test motility before doing the surgery. This made me weary as I was always under the impression that surgery was to fix things not diagnose things.
She had a grapefruit size cyst on an ovary and dr decided to do a total hysterectomy. She did not need an abd binder. As far as getting things ready for yourself. Make sure everything you need is on one floor of your home and easily accessable. Make sure you have rides to and from your follow up appts. You aren't going to be able to drive for a while. If at all possible I would see if someone could stay with you for the first few days after your surgery, when you arrive home from the hospital.
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Hi, sorry to hear that you are having a tough time healing. I had my total hysterectomy on Dec. 7th and doing well. I think sleeping in the recliner has done wonders to my healing process, instead of using stomach muscles to get in and out of bed. I am still a little sore, and have one spot still healing, but over all doing well. I have not taken any of the HRT since a week ago, and still have no menopause symptoms.
It can be a bumpy ride!
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, ms, fibromyalgia), I have a history of uterine cancer (1976) and had a total hysterectomy at that time, along with chemotherapy. A few months ago I had a lump appear on my labia, and went to my gynecologist. She removed the mass and called me several weeks later with the biopsy, it reads "vulvar left biopsy; squamous cell carcinoma in situ (bowen's disease) papillated pattern extending to the biopsy margin. Comment: one original and two deeper levels were analyzed." My dr.
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I, too, have had a Total Hysterectomy but mine was thru the Abdomen. I would imagine that the stitches would take just about as long as they did with childbirth. I'll be PERFECTLY honest that was SOOOO LONG ago that I don't remember anymore. I'm guessing that by the 6 week checkup they should be dissolved. I wish you the best. The one thing that I do remember about that was hos they PULLED!! I didn't like that at all. :) Good Luck and I hope that you are feeling better now after your TVH..
I have requested a vaginal hysterectomy in an effort to expedite healing time. My Dr wants to take my ovaries. I am 40 with 3 children - and have no itention to have more. I had a tubal ligation in 2000, and an endometrial ablation in 2010. The ablation only partially worked. I have very light periods, but tremendous pain. My Dr recommends a total hysterectomy due to andometriosis. My maternial grandmother had uterine cancer and had a hysterectomy before 40.
I had my hysterectomy about 20 yrs ago (total) and was sore for about a week. The sex was the same...especially if your partner knows about great foreplay. I also want to comment about the year on Vicodin....I had knee surgery a couple of months ago & asked the surgeon what pain meds I'd receive. I have been on Vicoden 1and a half years for arthritis...so the surgeon says "Well, you're addicted to pain killers....and I will only give you Norco 3.25!
It's going to be a bumpy ride, but the end result is so worth it!
I had a total hysterectomy in March 09. My gyn found fibroids and cysts at that time. I felt a bit better after I got thru the healing process. Then in or around Aug/Sept I started to have pain again....in the same area as if I never had surgery. I went to my gyn, she gave me a pelvic exam and said everything seemed okay and referred me to a surgeon. He set me up for exploratory surgery laprascopy, and in doing found adhesions. This was done in Feb 2010.
(charity care), and they say I have this complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia. They are telling me I need a hysterectomy, but before I can get it I need a hysteroscopy first. Telling me it is pre-cancerous, but that 40-55% is usually cancerous. Was also diagnosed with HepC in 11/07, and the blood results were that it was so low it was undectable. Also had a liver biopsy in May 08, but did not get results back yet.Add high blood pressure and high cholesterol to that.
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Oh ok,I had EVERYTHING removed..Uterus,cervix,both ovaries,tubes.Thats why the pain has me wondering.
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