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Doubting my decision about ovaries From Cancer Concerns - GYN

After continual reading and research about removal of ovaries and talking to friends and family I opted to have my ovaries removed with the hysterectomy rather than keeping them if they "looked alright". (There is a genetic factor involved with my endometrial cancer) I first thought I'd keep them if...

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Pre op Hysterectomy Featured Article Seroma Risk after Hysterectomy Hysterectomy Recovery Articles

A seroma is an accumulation of fluid that can occur after any kind of surgery, including a hysterectomy. It is normally a clear fluid that is leaking from damaged blood and lymphatic vessels through an incision. Small seromas may not require any treatment; they often resolve on their own. Larger ser(..More)
Pre op Hysterectomy Featured Article If Your Hysterectomy is Your First Surgery | Part 2 Preparing for Hysterectomy Articles

Depending on the hospital, the nurse may start your IV now. Some hospitals have the operating room nurse or technologist start the IV. It all depends on their protocol. Some hospitals will first give you a tiny shot of Novocain—it feels like a bee sting—to numb the area where the IV will(..More)

Breast Health Featured Article Breast Biopsy Breast Health Articles

If you, your physician, or an imaging test find a suspicious lump, you may need to undergo a breast biopsy. A biopsy can allow your surgeon to remove a small amount of tissue, which can then be examined by a pathologist to determine if there is a cancer concern. There are several different types of(..More)
Pelvic Floor Featured Article 15 Surprising Facts about the Pelvic Floor Pelvic Floor Health Articles

Though you may be aware you have a pelvic floor, you may not realize exactly what it does or what makes up your pelvic floor. You also may not realize how health, lifestyle, activities, and circumstances affect your pelvic floor, or how important it is to have a healthy pelvic floor. Below are 15 (..More)

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Posted by Lodi Jodi on Wed 01:27 in Post Hysterectomy
Dear HysterSisters, I'm feeling angry and depressed! Along with this post surgery recover... (..More)

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Numbness about 2 inches above my incision. Some tell me they have always had numbers after... (..More)

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Hi there fellow sisters. I have a question for all of you. I had a laparoscopic hysterecto... (..More)

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