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Risks of dying and or blood transfusion? Risks of dying and or blood transfusion?

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Unread 09-27-2011, 12:13 AM
Risks of dying and or blood transfusion?

I was watching a video and have seen here and there, about blood loss and possible transfusion. Also risks of dying.

Is the risk of dying through this really that high? I am freaking out even more now, so much for any sleep tonight. I just watch a video on it and had all the major problems that could happen during a lavh. Seems like it has more possible complications cuz its a closed surgery?
Is there risk of perforating organs with an open abdominal surgery?

I am worried now that I will not be alive after surgery to see my four year old. Awe how sad.
Has any one had a perforation and if so how bad was it and what happend?
It said on there that ur at higher risk for a major complication if you have had prior abdominal surgery before, This will be my fourth one. So whats up with that?
And it also says a down side to doing a lavh is having a miss diagnnosis. IS it possible they can see better with an open hysto? Would they be able to see more endo on an open? I mean this is driving me nuts.
Sorry hyster sisters, I appreciate all the support you have given so far. I am freaking out.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 08:49 AM
Re: Risks of dying and or blood transfusion?

Your surgeon should go over all of the risks with you before surgery -- you'll have to sign a consent (if you haven't already) saying that they've done so. He (she?) would be the best one to address the likelihood of complications. Personally, my GYN said that the risks are very minimal. There is the risk of dying with ANY procedure, or even getting out of bed in the morning, so please don't let that scare you! They just have to cover their asses IYKWIM.

I don't know if there are risks for more complications in an open vs. closed surgery. But I can say that yes, there is a risk for perforating organs with an open procedure. It's a very small risk, but it is there.

The main reason for the higher risk with multiple surgeries is due to scar tissue. But again, try not to worry because there are people who have multiple surgeries in a short amount of time and do just fine.

I personally haven't had a perforation, but I've worked with people who have.

I really think you should call your doctor and discuss these things with them at length . . . that's what they're there for! I know it's hard to relax when you have all these worries. I hope you get the answers you're looking for soon.
Unread 09-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Re: Risks of dying and or blood transfusion?

Any surgery is scary. I had to have my shoulder cuff repair done over and year ago and was scared to death. I watched too many utube videos and that did not help my case, made it worse. The internet can be your best friend or worse enemy. But keep the faith and just think positive. As your doctor as many questions as you can think of and never feel their is a dumb question, I find that too be the one that is most important in the long run. Take time to relax and just stay focus and positive. You will be fine. I am a little scared of how I feel after anthesia. I do okay if they dont bother me and just let me sleep for awhile till it wears off. And I hate sleeping on my back, and find side sleeping helps me recovery faster from the surgery so I will let my doctor know. Wishing you the very best and a speedy recovery. Stary positive.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 09:30 AM
Re: Risks of dying and or blood transfusion?

Miss Starlett,

I have donated my own blood in case I need a transfusion; other than comfort there really was no other reason. Haven't gotten the bill for it yet, LOL

Initially when I was told that a hysterectomy was needed, I wanted a less invasive procedure; however, due to the size of my fibroids it's POSSIBLE but wasn't recommended by my doctor. That was the deciding factor for me. I rather my doctor be able to see everything and get everything.

But I do understand why some women take a less invasive

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