Hysterectomy Tips! Check Out This Article.
1. If you wake up from a hysterectomy (other other GYN) surgery with a NEW, severe pain that does not go away, this is a red flag. In rare cases, there can be surgical materials (sutures, staples, mesh, etc) accidentally placed through or near nerves. This is something that needs to be addressed - possibly even with another surgery to remove it.
2. If you notice significant leg numbness or weakness after surgery, you may have had a lot of compression or stretch on a nerve during the surgical positioning. A pelvic PT can help with this recovery (and time).
3. There are new surgical tools being invented right now to possibly decrease the "morcellation effect." One of the leading physicians for this is Dr. Hoyte. If you have concerns, you may want to read more or wait until the new safeguards are implemented (still needs FDA approval). http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/hospitals-adjust-hysterectomy-surgeries-after-fda-warning/2183404
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