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My Dr informed me yesterday that I need to have TVH in the next few weeks for severe prolapsed uterus and heavy prolonged periods. He performed an endometrial biopsy and I'm scheduled for a SIS ultrasound next Wed. Are these common procedures for pre op? Is it normal to have cramping and bleeding a...
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Preparing for Hysterectomy Articles
Happiness and a sense of well-being play a role in your health. So as you prepare for your hysterectomy, be sure to spend quality time with your girlfriends who can lift your spirits and make you laugh!
In the days leading to surgery, schedule time with your closest friends. Relax and talk about (..More)
Hysterectomy Recovery Articles
Expected recovery time following a hysterectomy can vary widely depending on the surgery type, your diagnosis, and other factors. Generally speaking, the more invasive the surgery, the longer the recovery can be; however, each woman will heal at her own rate.
The following time frames are only ge(..More)
Pelvic Floor Health Articles
Ureter injury is one of the most serious complications following a gynecological surgery, however, it is not a common injury. According to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the ureter is injured in approximately 0.5 to 2 percent of all hysterectomies and routine gynecologic(..More)
GYN Cancer Articles Articles
Uterine leiomyoscarcoma (ULMS), a rare type of uterine sarcoma, is an aggressive cancerous tumor with a poor prognosis. Most often, it is not diagnosed until after surgery and pathology. Before that, it can be mistaken as a common uterine fibroid (leiomyoma), which usually has a good prognosis.
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Posted by munchkin1616 on Sun 22:11 in Post Hysterectomy
I kept my ovaries and the doc said that he probably removed 80% of the estrogen in my body...
Posted by Sunnylynn:) on Sun 22:01 in Post Hysterectomy
I had abdominal surgery on March 4--uterus, cervix, and one ovary removed. I have bee...
Posted by natg34 on Sun 21:37 in Pre Hysterectomy
Last week we had a major scare in our family. When I went for pre-op I asked for something...
Posted by Princessarah on Sun 21:35 in Post Hysterectomy
I was really nervous about my first post op massage being uncomfortable but it has been ab...
Posted by Loraevrsn on Sun 21:26 in Post Hysterectomy
What a difference a couple weeks makes in the healing process.
DaVinci Jan. 9, I went t...
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