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    Default Hysterectomy. .....who's had one?

    Hi,

    I have just returned from my Dr with the news that I have Adenomyosis. I have an urgent referral to the Gyn at the Hospital with the likely outcome of a Hysterectomy (Uterus is twice the size it should be and Hemoglobin is very low). So firstly, has any one had this? Has anyone had a Hysterectomy? What was the procedure and recovery like? Quietly freaking out here.

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    I haven't had a hysterectomy, but I'm a nurse in a pre op clinic.

    If a hysterectomy is decided upon, you would probably have a vaginal hysterectomy which is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time as there is no abdominal cut.
    Hospital stay would be 2-3 days. There would be some bleeding afterwards and the nurses would be checking for a haemorrhage which can be controlled.
    Pain is not too bad afterwards. You may need morphine for the first day, but quickly go onto oral pain relief.
    I wouldn't expect a catheter afterwards.

    If you have a heavy workload job, you would need to take a bit of time off work. Obviously take it easy around the house and no straining on the loo etc . Have some meals frozen, ready to go. No vacuuming for a couple of weeks. Take it easy with shopping bags. .
    If you work in a sit down job you would be ok to go to work after a week or so.


    Adenomyosis is diagnosed with an mri. Did you have that?

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    Thanks for the information @moongazer....Yes, ultrasound first then MRI just on Tuesday. My Job is not remotely active (desk job) so that's a bonus. Do you know how soon you can drive after?

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    Default Hysterectomy. .....who's had one?

    Oooh. That depends on the doctor.
    Abdominal hysterectomy would be 6 weeks, so I would think 2-3 weeks for vaginal? But check with the surgeon.

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    I had a full abdo one 12 yrs ago. I was in hospital for 3 days and unable to drive or lift anything heavy for 6 weeks..

    Best thing I did was have it done.. I had severe endo

    Best of luck

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    I had mine done in last year, took me about 6 weeks to get back to some what normal. I was unable to life anything heavy for more than 6 weeks as I end up with really bad back pain.
    Best thing for me also, no more bleeding, no more pain, my iron levels are back to normal after very long time.
    Good luck

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