The surgical excision of a woman's uterus is called a hysterectomy. It is performed to treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, uncontrolled menstrual bleeding, cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries, adenomyosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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Does my cytology report indicate metastatic breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my cytology report from pelvic wash before hysterectomy. I need some clarifications on the pathology report. The report showed atypical cells - reactive mesothelial cells, enlarged and crowded nuclei, positive for calretinin and negative for Ber-EP4. Could these be metastatic breas...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the reason for which hysterectomy was done. Before giving a comment, the location of mass should be known. Usually, calretinin stain applied to differentiate between mesothelioma and other metastatic carcinoma or adenocarcinomas. Calretinin can be...  Read Full »

What are the chances of an ovarian cancer to come back after total abdominal hysterectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the details of my relative, who had a total abdominal hysterectomy and then took six cycles of chemotherapy. Her recent CA-125 result was 89 units/mL and her USG reports also observe a few new lesions. Would you please guide us on what shall be her subsequent treatment...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.comI have gone through your query and have looked at the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).A 53-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage III ovarian carcinoma. And received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, debulking surgery, and six cyc...  Read Full »

What are the complications of hysterectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 42 years old and is in depression. One year ago, she consulted a doctor for her body and back pain. He said that her muscles were weak and not go for an X-ray. So she consulted another doctor who said she had an infection in her uterus and needed an operation. So they remove...  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. After removing the uterus, usually, the patients undergo hormonal fluctuations, which leads to a lot of stress, anxiety, depression, and few health issues that are happening to your mom. There are few things she can do to overcome these issues. ...  Read Full »

Are there any risks of hysterectomy for a Crohn's disease patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I have Crohn's disease and it was diagnosed 15 years back. I had ileum resection in the same year. Currently, I am taking Humira and Methotrexate. Previously, I was taking Remicade and Cimzia. But it did not help me and so my gastroenterologist suggested to take Humi...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do a hysterectomy soon as adenomyosis can damage your health. It should not affect your Crohn's disease. You need to take additional precautions before and after surgery. Your diabetic levels and hypertension should be managed carefully for doing surgery. ...  Read Full »

Can hysterectomy cause headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the left side of the head. It starts when I sleep because of hot flashes and palpitation due to forced menopausal (hysterectomy).  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headache: 1. Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years or months? And since when you had menopause? 2. In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can attach your photo, clicked from a litt...  Read Full »

Can someone with subserosal fibroid get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a dentist by profession, diagnosed with a subserosal fibroid 56 x 39 mm at post myometrium with an endowment thickness of 7.4 mm, which reduced to 5.4 mm in the last month ultrasonography with no increase in the size of the fibroid. After the first diagnosis, my doctor put me on ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by putting forth few basic facts about fibroid and their management. Many of which may be well known to you. Each point has a point in your history and direction. Fibroids are the most common uterine benign tumors. They usually never appear single. O...  Read Full »

Why do I have a severe burning sensation on top of my head daily for a year?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have a severe burning sensation on the vertex of the head for a year. My head has a prickling-like needle sensation while having this burning sensation. I also have tears coming from my left eyes. My head becomes hot and it becomes worse when I sleep in the afternoon...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, it is important to keep your blood pressure under control. This burning sensation and heating up of the head can occur due to hormonal imbalance that occurs after hysterectomy surgery. Your gynecologist should prescribed you some hormon...  Read Full »

Is hysterectomy the only treatment option for endometriosis?

Query: Hello doctor, Do I have to get a hysterectomy if I have severe endometriosis and not debilitating pain? I am suspected of endometriosis. I have uncomfortable ovulation pain recently and started having pain in the left ovary. Pain goes down to the leg every now and then, and I also get pain in the t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate the details you shared, but before making any comment, I request you to share your reports for my better assessment. Also, when is your lap appointment? If you have any other details, please share with me, like how many days you are having this problem? ...  Read Full »

Is hysterectomy needed for irregular and heavy periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an athlete and my period is such a hassle. I just wish I could get rid of it. It is irregular and lasts for seven to eight days. I do not want to go on the pill, because emotionally my hormones have balanced out. I am worried that if I take any form of birth control, then it will mes...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hysterectomy is a kind of an extreme option considering it is permanent. I understand that you may be hassled by your periods, but removing your uterus before you have completed your family or without any pathology is not the way to go.You can take the oral contraceptive ...  Read Full »

Is stress a possible cause of post-hysterectomy bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Five weeks ago, I had a hysterectomy along with uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. I am experiencing light pink to red vaginal bleeding after dealing with high stress at work. I just had my second follow up with my doctor. She said that my stitches are intact and everything appears nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Abiodun A

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post-hysterectomy bleeding could be as a result of infection or breakdown of the vault following sexual activity. Also, it could be a normal occurrence from the wound site in which stressful activity brings about the pain and bleeding as you are experiencing. My advice is...  Read Full »

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