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Irrespective of age today's modern society is suffering from back pain. In a recent studyit shows that that over 50% of the adult population is suffering from back problems and over 80% suffer from back injury at some time in their lives.it is also found that in most of the cases the condition of the patients is not serious and pain is relieved with the help of traditional methods. However in some cases the consistent pain can have detrimental effects on health problems. In many cases pack pain is not caused due to one single activity, however it is the reason for many years of taking your back for granted and ignoring the long term side effects of back pain.Back pain is not a problem which should be ignored and one must be aware of the fact that any sort of negligence will be heavy on the health of a person. Here the main causes of back pain:

If in your life time you have suffered from back pain then you are more likely to suffer it again in case of minor injuries. .
Our sedentary life style and wrong eating habits leads to obesity which put a lot of strain on the back muscles.
When slouching or sitting in wrong postures in offices back pain causes.
If somebody has standing job then it can also cause lower back pain.
If someone does heavy physical work and in such cases bending, twisting, lifting, pulling, pushing all put pressure on the back.
Stress is main cause of back pain. Due to lot of stress our muscles get strain and resulting in back pain.
Due to depression if we eat a lot then it often leads to overweight which put more strain on the back.
Sleeping on slagging mattresses and sleeping at wrong postures result in stiffness of the back.
Though smoking directly does not affect pain, butit tends to less healthy life style and can damage the neck tissues.
Driving for a long period and in hunched position put lot of stress on our back.

In initial stages of pain doctors or pharmacist recommends pain killers to get relief from the back pain. In many cases the conventional methods of relieving pain are not fruitful then one must opt for surgery. Cervical fusion or lumbar fusion is known as surgical treatment of your painful disc degeneration and other spinal conditions. Cervical fusion, a latest method of surgery of the upper spine, has been shown to relieve more than just neck pain and referred pain. Cervical fusion is a surgical method in which fusing one vertebra to another in the neck, the top seven bones of the spine. This procedure involves merging the two bones by inserting a bone graft or an intervertebral spacer where the injured disc used to be, where new bone grows around the insert.

Before your surgeon suggests this kind of surgery for treating your backache, you must undergo some tests such as medical, neurological and psychological examination along with backache chest x-ray, EKG and blood tests. You will have to stop taking all pain relieving or anti-inflammatory medications at least 7 days before surgery.

Orthopedic surgeon recommends the cervical fusion in case of herniated disc. Vertebrae have a pad in between each bone called a disc to pad the movement of the spine. The disc could be compared to a doughnut filled with jelly. A damaged disc is removed before a cervical fusion take place. The success rate of cervical fusion is always more than it is expected.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    info on hysterectomy?
    hi just wondering whats the difference between a full hysterectomy and a partial hysterectomy? i had a hysterectomy 2yrs ago but i still have my ovaries, but my Doctor is telling me that if i had my cervix and uterus removed then i have had a full hysterectomy. but the doctor who did the operation said it wasn't a full hysterectomy they have me confused. i am trying to understand as i went to my doctor originally because i think i am going through symptoms of menopause eg: hot flushes, waking up with sweats, breasts are sore, im irritable all the time, weight gain. i am trying to work out if i could in any way be going through menopause if i have had just a partial hysterectomy. please help me understand?

    • ANSWER:
      The terms can be confusing so rather than use full hysterectomy it's better to say total hysterectomy. A partial or subtotal is when the uterus is taken but cervix is kept. I also had a total hysterectomy and kept both ovaries so one doctor is correct in that when you lost your uterus and cervix you had a total hysterectomy. The removal of the ovaries and tubes is a bilateral salpingo oopherectomy and has nothing to do with removal of the uterus. Think about it....If a woman has her uterus and cervix removed and then goes in years later to have her ovaries and tubes removed when did she have a hysterectomy?

      The term hyster refers to the removal of the uterus and when it includes the cervix it's termed total hysterectomy. If one had their ovaries removed at the time of surgery then the patient would immediately go into surgical menopause. Because you kept your ovaries you did not have immediate menopause but in some patients it can take awhile for the ovaries to "wake up" after such major surgery. I was also informed that women who keep their ovaries have a 50% chance of going into menopause within five years of a hysterectomy. My doctor told me I would most likely go through menopause at about the same time I would normally go through it. Some women can go through menopause in their 30's and some not till they are in their late 50's. There is a blood test that can confirm if you are experiencing menopause of if there is a lack of estrogen. I did have to go on the estrogen patch for a couple of years about two or three years after my hysterectomy but I am no longer needing estrogen replacement therapy. My doc said the low estrogen amount could have been due to all the medications (17 of them!) I was on after I ruptured a disc in my neck. Anyway I hope this helps clear things up. Feel free to contact me and also check out www.hystersisters.com as they have message boards for women who are in menopause and I think they have a no hormone message board for women who can't take artificial hormones.

      The first responder is sort of right except that a radical hysterectomy is also removal of some of the lymph nodes and is usually done for cancer.

      The term hyster refers to the removal of the uterus
      The term "ectomy" means the removal of like a tonsilectomy is the removal of tonsils and appendectomy is the removal of the appendix.

      When it's total it refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix
      Partial or subtotal refers to the removal of the uterus but leaving the cervix behind as some women opt to do.

      When the ovaries and tubes are taken it's called a bilateral salpingo oopherectomy (Think of it this way bilateral = both, salpingo = tubes and ovaries=oopher and ectomy=removal of) or to make it easier think of O for ovaries is the same thing as O for oopherectomy.

      Here's a link to confirm
      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_hysterectomy_defined.htm

      Look at the diagram and see what it says.

      "Hysterectomy Defined
      A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.

      Description of Hysterectomy
      During a hysterectomy the uterus is completely or partially removed. The fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed depending on the health needs of the woman.

      Total Hysterectomy
      A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus which includes the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
      Partial Hysterectomy
      A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact.

      Hysterectomy Types
      A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy

      A hysterectomy may be done through a vaginal incision - Vaginal Hysterectomy

      A hysterectomy may be done completely through laparoscopic incisions (small incisions on the abdomen -- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

      A hysterectomy may be done completely through the use of a robotic surgical device through small incisions in the abdomen - da Vinci Hysterectomy.

      Your physician will help you decide which type of hysterectomy is most appropriate for you, depending on your medical history and the reason for your surgery."

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do some think a woman having a hysterectomy puts her into immediate menopause when it does not?
    I'm specifically referring to when a woman has uterus removed and keeps her ovaries if they are healthy.

    Aren't the ovaries supposed to be the supplier of hormones preventing menopause and if so why do some people assume when women have a hysterectomy that they go into immediate menopause even if the women is able to keep her ovaries?

    So...
    If a woman has her uterus removed and then in another surgery has an ovary or both ovaries removed she did not have two hysterectomies right?

    Something additional to think about before answering...if a woman has an ovary removed like in an ectopic pregnancy or other ovary problem and she keeps the other ovary and uterus and is able to have a child what did was the surgery called when the woman had an ovary removed?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be confusing.The term hyster refers to the removal of the uterus
      The term "ectomy" means the removal of like a tonsilectomy is the removal of tonsils and appendectomy is the removal of the appendix.

      A total hysterctomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix.

      Partial or subtotal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus but not the cervix and some women opt to keep their cervix which is the neck or bottom part of the uterus.

      When the ovaries and tubes are taken it's called a bilateral salpingo oopherectomy or BSO for short.

      (Think of it this way bilateral = both, salpingo = tubes and ovaries=oopher and ectomy=removal of) or to make it easier think of O for ovaries is the same thing as O for oopherectomy.

      Here is a link to confirm as well as others I've included below.
      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_hysterectomy_defined.htm

      "Total Hysterectomy
      A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus which includes the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
      Partial Hysterectomy
      A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact."

      If one has their ovaries removed at the time of surgery then the patient will go into surgical menopause because the ovaries are responsible for the hormones. I've heard that for some who keep their ovaries it might take awhile for the ovaries to "wake up" after such major surgery. I was also informed that women who keep their ovaries have a 50% chance of going into menopause within five years of a hysterectomy. My doctor told me I would most likely not go into menopause until the time I would normally go through it if I did not have a hysterectomy. Some women can go through menopause in their 30's and some not till they are in their 50's. There is a blood test that can confirm if there is a lack of estrogen. I did have to go on the estrogen patch for a couple of years a few years after my hysterectomy but I do not need estrogen replacement therapy anymore because it was believed that my low estrogen level could have been due to all the medications I was on after I ruptured a disc in my neck. Anyway I hope this helps clear things up. Feel free to contact me and also check out www.hystersisters.com as they have message boards for women who are in menopause and I think they have a no hormone message board for women who can't take artificial hormones if they also had both ovaries removed.

      More links confirming total vs partial hysterectomy
      http://www.medicinenet.com/hysterectomy/page4.htm
      "During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the doctor removes the uterus, including the cervix."

      http://www.medicinenet.com/hysterectomy/page5.htm
      A supracervical hysterectomy is used to remove the uterus while sparing the cervix, leaving it as a "stump."

      http://www.medicinenet.com/hysterectomy/page6.htm
      "Oophorectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries and/or Fallopian tubes)
      Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovary(s), while salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of the ovary and its adjacent Fallopian tube."

      http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/Hysterectomy.htm
      "A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy is removal of just the upper part of the uterus. The cervix is left in place.
      A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus and the cervix.
      A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina. This is done mostly when some cancers are present."

      http://www.health.ny.gov/community/adults/women/hysterectomy/
      "Subtotal Hysterectomy
      In this operation, only the upper part of the uterus is removed, but the cervix is not.
      Total Hysterectomy
      This operation involves removing both the body of the uterus and the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus."

  3. QUESTION:
    About woman's health age 46. help?
    Hello. I want to ask about my mom.
    She is 46 years old now. She is having headache, backache and stomachache very often.
    And it seems like she get tired very fast.

    When she is having headache, she said she cant even ride a car, bus or any other transportation.
    And she said she cant even sleep as lie down because of backache. So every night before she sleep we need to massage her back and apply some cream. Only then she can sleep.
    Not only at night, but at lest 5 or 6 times a day she ask us to massage her back.
    And some time she have extreme stomachache until she cant move around and she need to take painkiller. Oh, and menstrual cycle thing normally happen around 1 months right?
    but my said her period comes very often now. I think she is having it 2 times a month.

    I'm just worried about my mom, because she is not that young anymore. And we have some financial difficulty so my mom does not even that any vitamins or any other tablets.
    oh by the way. my mom said her heart was in pain first then it lead to her back.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry she's not been feeling well. She could be experiencing stress, high blood pressure, menopause symptoms, migraines, problems with the discs in the neck, or something else. She should see a doctor if she has the headaches often especially because she has other symptoms. She may also have a disc injury in her back since you mentioned backaches. It's possible to injure the neck or back very easily. I ruptured a disc in my neck while carrying my youngest child and as a result I had severe pain with muscle spasms and headaches also known as cervical headaches because they were just above my cervical spine. Hopefully you all have health insurance so she doesn't have to pay a lot to see a doctor. As for the menstrual cycles they should come about every 28 days but not everyone has them regularly and they can even go longer or shorter. Sometimes before menopause they can become irregular and can cause other symptoms. I personally won't know when I go through menopause because I no longer have periods because I had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix). I have both ovaries but Maybe her hormones are out of balance. I believe if a woman hasn't had a period in a year then she is considered to be in menopause. It seems like massages have helped but she may need other things and could be having muscle spasms from an injury. I recommend she gets seen by a doctor maybe a gynecologist who can tell her if her headaches, stomach aches, and backaches may be from her menstrual cycle. There's to much that's going on and none of us on here can make a diagnosis online. I do hope that she feels better. If she's tried anything over the counter like Advil and it hasn't worked for the pain she should tell the doctor about that as she may be able to get something stronger.

  4. QUESTION:
    about my estrogen /partial hysterectomy and weight gain?
    I need to know if any of this have any thing to do with my weight gain.I had the partial 13 yrs ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I'm not sure but when you say partial hysterectomy to me makes me think you kept your cervix. The term hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus and when a hysterectomy includes the removal of the cervix (which is the neck of the uterus about the size of a coat button) it's termed a total hysterectomy. When ovaries are taken it's called a bilateral salpingo oopherectomy. Many women have a total hysterectomy and keep their ovaries. I didn't know the terms until after I was on the hystersisters site for awhile before my hysterectomy. I've listed the abbreviations after the next paragraph. You can also find out more information from www.hystersisters.com Please tell me what you mean by a "partial" hysterectomy if I'm not correctly answering your question but I don't think it would make a difference because I'm going to tell you my thoughts if ovaries are kept or not and weight gain.

      I've heard that women have a 50% chance of going into menopause within five years after a hysterectomy. I had a total vaginal hysterectomy keeping both ovaries 8 years ago and required estrogen patches a few years afterwards and I was in my early 30's. The doctor thinks my low estrogen levels were testing low because of medications I took for severe chronic pain from a ruptured disc and RSD/CRPS. I only used the patches for about two years and then went off of them. I never had symptoms of hot flashes so the doctor agreed I could stop the low dose patch. As far as weight gain I don't think that has anything to do with keeping ovaries or not as women can be overweight or thin even if their ovaries are working. I have also heard that weight is harder to lose as people get older so maybe it's harder for people to keep the weight off and they can't eat as much without gaining? You can check out www.hystersisters.com and ask there if any women have thoughts on this. It's a wonderful support and information site even for women who already had surgery a long time ago. There's a hormone message board and a non-hormone message board.

      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_hysterectomy_defined.htm

      "Hysterectomy Defined
      A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.

      Description of Hysterectomy
      During a hysterectomy the uterus is completely or partially removed. The fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed depending on the health needs of the woman.

      Total Hysterectomy
      A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus which includes the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
      Partial Hysterectomy
      A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact.

      Hysterectomy Types
      A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy

      A hysterectomy may be done through a vaginal incision - Vaginal Hysterectomy

      A hysterectomy may be done completely through laparoscopic incisions (small incisions on the abdomen -- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

      A hysterectomy may be done completely through the use of a robotic surgical device through small incisions in the abdomen - da Vinci Hysterectomy.

      Your physician will help you decide which type of hysterectomy is most appropriate for you, depending on your medical history and the reason for your surgery."

      Some ways to have a total hysterectomy are as follows
      TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
      TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
      LAVH laproscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy

      If the cervix is kept then it is called a subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy.
      SAH- Supracervical hysterectomy
      LSH- Laproscopic supracervical hysterctomy

      If ovaries and tubes are taken it's called a
      BSO
      B- Bilateral-"both"
      S-Salpingo-"tubes"
      O-Oopherectomy-"ovaries".
      So if one has the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and tubes removed it can be called a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy/Bilateral Salpingo Oopherectomy or TAH/BSO for short.

  5. QUESTION:
    I am too young to have a hysterectomy?
    I am almost 30 years old. I have one child, and do not plan to have any more.

    All my life I've suffered terrible menstrual cramps with no diagnosis (no cysts or anything else,) and I'm sick of it.

    I want to have a total hysterectomy so I don't have to endure this for another 20 years. I've tried every hormonal contraceptive, pain killer, and anti-spasmodic - NSAIDs, and muscles relaxers. I'm tired of taking pills PERIOD during my period. Even herbal ones.

    But yet despite all of this, my gyn says I'm too young and too healthy for this. I don't see the problem. They can't do anything for my monthly pain because it doesn't respond to anything (except marijuana - yes I know it's illegal and bad but sometimes that's the only thing that helps (1-2 hits per day.)
    Actually I am not using MJ as an excuse. Seeing as how it's only 1-2 puffs a day for four days out of the month I'd hardly call it a drug habit or addiction - and if I were in Canada it'd be legal. It's not great to smoke anything, but there are plenty of people in the US that use medicinal marijuana for pain relief, seizure control, and to stimulate appetite in cases of HIV and cancer to avoid "wasting" syndrome.
    And it does not lead to other drugs. If you had read the question correctly it said that I am tired of taking painkillers and hormonal pills. And it's surely not a gateway drug. I've never seen anyone that I know smoke pot and turn into a pill popper or a crack addict.
    I have tried hormonal birth control. I am no longer interested in the ill effects it has on other bodily systems.
    And one more thing - I haven't become "numb" to painkillers. I refuse to go to a higher strength and now take Aleve combined with the puff to relieve pain.

    • ANSWER:
      No there's no such thing as to young. I was 29 when I had mine. I joined hystersister before & they were a very big help. Please take some notes.. It doesn't matter how old a person is cause if a 15 year old got cancer of the uterus she'd get a hysterectomy. Now as far as being healthy if you don't have cancer there are other things you may have that's disrupting your life. You could have endometriosis or adenomyosis (endometriosis in the uterine muscle).

      I was diagnosed with endometriosis at 19 & told that I shouldn't wait more than two years after the diagnosis to try & have kids. After my second child was born I continued to have problems but got significantly worse. By the time I had my yearly check-up the gyn told me the only options I had were hysterectomy or Depo shot. Before the next year that I went back I continued and couldn't leave the bathroom more than 20 minutes at a time. We came back from a trip over the summer & because we had to take a later flight I had to stop at a bar to use their restroom as I didnt' want to mess up the seats in the rental vehicle. The pain was bad enough to start needing Tylenol #3 and then I was switched over to Vicodin about three months before my surgery. I gave the dr. a list of what was going on and then he said he wanted to do an ultrasound. It came back looking like adenomyosis & two masses fibroids. Adenomyosis's only cure is a hysterectomy. He narrowed my choices down to UAE uterine artery embolization which a dye is injected into the artery & the uterus may shrink. I didn't want anymore kids & the time it would take to get repeated MRI's over the course of a year to see if the uterus shrank while stilll having heavy flooding could have been an option but the cost of it even if it didn't work was the same cost as a hysterectomy. I decided to go for the hysterectomy.

      The dr. went ahead & scheduled me for a vaginal hysterectomy & possible abdominal keeping both ovaries if they were o.k. I didn't have any menopause but my ovaries started needing some estrogen after four years since I was on pain meds. I stayed on an estrogen patch for about two years & I'm off of it now & don't have any problems or side effects that may be linked to menopause. I feel fantastic. When the pathology report came back after surgery it was proven to me that UAE wouldn't have helped me cause I had another thing that UAE wouldn't help. My uterus was the size of a nine week pregnancy. If it was ten weeks or bigger I was told I would have to have an abdominal hysterectomy. I also had to see a urologist to find out why I couldn't empty my bladder & he said my uterus was sitting on top of it causing pressure. As a result I also had urethral stenosis and he had to dilate the opening during a cystoscopy. He couldn't even get the scope in there till he got a dilator. I've required more dilations since but it could be from my medication that I took after rupturing a disc in my neck.

      A hysterectomy is major surgery & major cutting and repair and I was told there is the same work done for a vaginal hysterectomy as an abdominal one. Because I had all my kids normally without a c-section I'm glad I didn't require an abdominal incision. I had the option of getting a spinal and epidural for surgery & post op pain management. It was awesome. I didn't get sick from anesthesia cause with general the side effects are more likely and intubation is needed cause they give you paralyzing drugs requiring you to be on a respirator during surgery. I was able to visit my family a few hours later. The epidural stayed in for 24 hours & I felt great.

      "But you're so young!!!" check out responses from people on hystersisters
      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49415&highlight=young
      Here is some math to help you out if you decide you may want to go through this.
      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/showthread.php?threadid=15392&highlight=math
      Also try this my DH and I just did a little math last night. He was asking me if I was sure I wanted to go through with this, and be out of commission for several weeks. Try comparing the time you'll be suffering from pain, cramps, fatigue, etc.

      Here's the formula:
      "Subtract your age from the age at which you think you might go through menopause. In my case Mom hit it at 55. I'm 38. That's 17 years more to put up with this.

      17 years is 204 months. So that means at least 204 periods (more, if you stick with 28 days, but let's use months for round numbers).

      I was being conservative, and estimating that I feel bad enough to interfere with thing I want to do 5 days/period. That's 1020 days! I actually feel bad more like 7-10 days, but that's just the really bad days.

      Let's be pesimistic, and say you take 8 weeks to feel pretty good, and get back to regular activity after a hyst. That's 56 days.

      I figure feeling bad for 56 days vs. 1020 is a pretty good trade off!

      Just for fun, I did the math on the 24 (29) year old woman who posted here recenty (sorry, I forgot your name). If she would naturally hit menopause at 55, then she has 31 (26) years, or 372 (312) months. If she'd be out of sorts for 5 days/month that's 1860 (3120) more days of that.
      Plus there's the expense of birth control, pads, tampons, sheets, annual exams, days off work, not to mention all that chocolate!"

      "While you're writing up your list of pros and cons (which I think is a great idea) be sure to take into account the "risks and possible complications" of *not* having it done. Some I've come up with are the possibility of one of several kinds of cancer (not in my family, but...), hemorraging, anemia, weakened immune system (everything I've caught in the past 3 years has really wiped me out for weeks), reduced interest in sex due to pain and cramps, possibility of developing relationship troubles, increased likelihood of getting in an accident of some sort due to being tired and spaced, the health risks of not being physically active (and I'm often not, 'cause I don't feel good), etc. I'm sure you have a few that suit you particularly well. Maybe think of the careers you can't have. I've considered park ranger type jobs lately, but there's no way I could be away from the darned bathroom out doing trail maintenance, for instance. There's lots of stuff the bleeding, pain, and fatigue will keep me from doing in life."

      I just didn't want to continue taking the vicodin and having no quality of life with the major bleeding. If you don't have to take drugs. I was already on pain killers for six years from my disc injury. My family has a history of uterine cancer that was cured with a hysterectomy, other cancers, and miscarriages. After I heard about the Depo shot there was no way I wanted to risk it cause I was having a lot of trouble on the birth control pills. The first one I was on was after the diagnosis of endometriosis and it got my gallbladder sick. Then before I went for my yearly I tried it again and bled the whole time on it and I had continuing headaches. My sister told me to be careful cause when she got headaches on the pill they became permanet even after she got off the pill she has had Migranes.

      It sounds like you are already having a time with it & the pain meds also had an effect on my bladder and could have messed up the estrogen blood test. I don't regret my hysterectomy for any reason.

      The symbols..
      TVH total vaginal hysterectomy -removal of the uterus including the cervix. It doesn't matter if the ovaries are kept cause the cervix is still part of the uterus and some women continued on bleeding after their hysterectomy and needed to go back in for another surgery to get it removed.
      When ovaries are taken it's called a BSO or bilateral salpingo oopherectomy. If one is taken the S turns into an R or L for right or left.
      If the cervix is kept then the only surgery that can be available is the laproscopic subtotal hysterectomy LSH or the supracervical abdominal hysterectomy. SAH. Since I wasn't allowed to have an epidural with a laproscopic procedure cause of the gas used to inflate the belly, I was happy my dr. didn't do a lap. I got very sick for more than 3 days after the lap from general for endometriosis and ended up back in the hospital. I was given zofran before my hysterectomy & the day after & it worked well.
      Hysterectomies can be done abdominally TAH & laproscopically LAVH
      If done that way which is really up to the dr. that may require more of a stay. Vaginal hysterectomies stay for about 2-3 days. Abdominal stay longer. Laproscopical hysterectomy patients stay about 24 hours and sometimes less but it's not recommended cause of the complications involved. I read that there are more complications that can happen with a laproscopic hysterectomy then a vaginal or abdominal one especially if the dr. isn't trained in lap procedures.

      The internal work for a hysterectomy that involves removal of the cervix requires internal & external stitches if done abdominally. It's not like having a baby since a baby comes out and hysterectomy is the removal of a major organ. There can be over 200 for a vaginal hysterectomy & there are usually dissolveable stitches at the very top of the vagina where the cervix was taken. This requires the dr. to check you post op to see if it's healed enough to resume sex. Do not have sex until cleared cause there have been women who didn't wait and it resulted in more complications.
      If you don't know what's causing the pain, I'd get to another dr. & find out what tests can be done. I ran out of space to continue. Feel free to email me. Click on my contact info & email addresses aren't shown on here.


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