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Unread 01-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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how do I know what initials stand for the type of hysterectomy I am having? I know its a dumb question but I am confused on that. I see everyone has initials for what they are or have had done. but I dont know what they all mean. I am have a devinci hysterectomy and leaving my ovaries
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Unread 01-06-2012, 04:17 PM
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Not a dumb question. I too did not understand the initials and then looked on this site at their pre-op stuff and it gave me the answers I was looking for. This site has sooooo many answers I have not had to look anywhere else for the answers to my questions.

Best of luck on your surgery,
Unread 01-06-2012, 04:58 PM
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If you look at the preop threads at the top of the page it says Announcement: herbs not to take and abbreviations used. Click on that.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 06:18 PM
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It says the page is not found
Unread 01-06-2012, 06:25 PM
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I found this on an older post, (I didn't have a clue what all the initials meant either! LOL), and copied it to Word so I wouldn't feel like such an idiot.

TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy)
BSO (bi-lateral salpingo oopherectomy) ....removal of both tubes and ovaries
RSO (right ovary, tube removed) (LSO-left side removed)
TVH (total vaginal hysterectomy)
LAVH (laproscopic assisted Vaginal hyst)
LSH (Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy)
SAH (supracervical abdominal hysterectomy)
HRT (hormone replacement therapy
NHRT (natural hormone replacement therapy)

Hope it helps!
Unread 01-06-2012, 06:33 PM
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Thanks Kim

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