I had my total hysterectomy recently. As far as the hysterectomy is concerned all went really well. Op stayed keyhole as planned and I seemed to be doing well. That is until the morning after when they removed my catheter and I went for my first pee.
I have suffered from heavy periods all my life. A couple of years ago, as I reached 50, my periods became almost endless, flooding and very painful. After trying the pill, tranexamic acid, iron tablets and a host of other things, and having anaemia for months I opted for an ablation. The ablation failed and I was left with heavier bleeding and more pain.
I am 48 years old with 4 children. I have always been fortunate to have nice normal periods but this changed around 3 years ago when they became heavy with clotting and dragging pain. I didn’t take too much notice and it wasn’t as debilitating as some other women’s stories that I have read. Around the same time, sexual intercourse became uncomfortable moving towards painful and then extremely painful. I also had stress incontinence so avoided my previously active aerobic lifestyle as I had some embarrassments but couldn’t avoid laughing or coughing of course.
Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are:
• Urinary tract infection
• Infection of any abdominal wounds.
Hi Everyone. I had a total hysterectomy in Feb 2014. My surgeon was brilliant, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about him, in my eyes a top surgeon deffo. Yes, I had a lot of pain but I definitely feel a lot better for having this op. However, I do have underlying lung problems so with that and my op I did expect to feel tired and I was.
I guess I have been lucky on the whole compared to a lot of the stories I have read. I went in for a hysterectomy feeling confident that I was in good shape and everything would go according to plan.
I am writing on behalf of my partner. We live in East Northamptonshire and the op was done at Kettering General.
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.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy on lower urinary tract symptoms. 120 patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions were interviewed before their operation.