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Hernia after hysterectomy (incisional hernia after hysterectomy)

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Hernia after hysterectomy is a relatively uncommon side effect of an abdominal hysterectomy. Also known as an incisional hernia it occurs because the abdominal cut weakens the muscles in the surrounding area. This creates a tender and painful bulge in the muscles surrounding the area. Continue reading Hernia after hysterectomy (incisional hernia after hysterectomy)

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Goodbye My Lover! – Ruiz’s Hysterectomy Story

I always had pain with my periods. I started mine when I was 10. I had painful sex. I put up with it, even had problems having my children. But, at the age of 34, I began having a swollen stomach, became iron deficient and suffered shortness of breath. Continue reading Goodbye My Lover! – Ruiz’s Hysterectomy Story

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Cranberry Juice and Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk after Hysterectomy

Cranberry juice is brilliant for helping to avoid and deal with urinary tract infections after a hysterectomy. It’s often recommended to those who suffer from cystitis; however if you are taking any drugs for thinning the blood, such as Warfarin, then you will probably be advised to avoid it. Continue reading Cranberry Juice and Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk after Hysterectomy

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My hysterectomy experience so far… – Mona’s Story

I am 45 and I had a total abdominal 11 days ago with one ovary remaining. Reason was for large fibroids (1 kilo-2.2 lbs). There were complications after surgery ( excessive bleeding), so I had to go back in to surgery after I was finally waking up. They did not re-open but went in vaginally to resew something. Continue reading My hysterectomy experience so far… – Mona’s Story

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Hysterectomy and Endocrine Problems – Mary’s Story

Although there were a few setbacks on the way to surgery, my surgery and initial recovery went far better than expected. Because of various existing health conditions my hysterectomy and unrelated bowel reconstruction were done under a single anaesthetic with two teams of surgeons at a specialist centre some distance (90 miles along country roads) from my home. I was discharged exactly a week after my surgery. Continue reading Hysterectomy and Endocrine Problems – Mary’s Story

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My hysterectomy and post-op Infection – Shirley’s Story

I had a vaginal hysterectomy in June 2012, removing ovaries and uterus. Admitted as a day patient (operation completed between 10.30am-2.00pm) and feeling sickly following removal of drain (to extract excess internal bleeding) I was given anti-sickness medicine (through IV). This made me hallucinate and generally feel groggy. Admitted overnight I was discharged late morning of the following day. Continue reading My hysterectomy and post-op Infection – Shirley’s Story

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The effect of body mass index on likelihood of complications following hysterectomy

The study sought to determine if there was any association between obesity and peri or postoperative complications after hysterectomy for non-malignant bleeding disorders. Data from 444 vaginal hysterectomies and 503 abdominal hysterectomies indicated by benign bleeding disorders were drawn from a regional database. Data on peri- or postoperative complications and postoperative stay were related to preoperative body mass index (BMI). Continue reading The effect of body mass index on likelihood of complications following hysterectomy