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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How can cervical prolapse be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 72-year-old female and I have a severe prolapse. I was told four years ago that I had a problem in my cervix. So was unable to have a ring fitted around the prolapse. I have been told that it is unlikely cancer. Now after having it all this time, I have been told there are alter...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical prolapse has four stages according to severity. In severe cases, surgery is the best solution to relieve the pressure symptoms and to prevent complications such as urinary incontinence. The best solution is hysterectomy but in your case you refused it. I th...  Read Full »

I had a hysterectomy 30 years ago and have been having pain for a few days now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a complete hysterectomy 30 years ago and I am really worried about it. It hurts and I am not feeling good.I hope you can help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It could be a local vaginal infection or a sexually transmitted infection. It is better to have a local vaginal swab and have strict hygiene. Use soft cotton undergarments. Use only water to clean the local area. Avoid transmission of sexuall...  Read Full »

My farts come from my urethra and menstrual blood comes from my anus. Is it due to a fistula?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe stomach pain and diarrhea for the last two weeks. For many years I have experienced frequent farts from my urethra or vagina. They smell exactly like farts that should only come out from the anus. During my menstruation, menses blood comes from my anus, especially whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per your description, it looks like a rectovesical fistula (A connection between your rectum and urinary bladder). Rectovesical fistulas are less common in females as the uterus comes in between. As you are also passing blood from the...  Read Full »

I have chronic pain in the pelvic region after partial hysterectomy. Is it related?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had chronic pain in the right pelvic region for over a year, and it feels like I have been kicked in the rear. I had a partial hysterectomy 14 years ago. I am a 49-year-old who had a cyst in my ovaries. Also, I have a history of endometriosis. I got two ultrasonography investiga...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the above-mentioned symptoms, it could be endometriosis. However, it can be confirmed only after knowing the description of the cysts on ultrasonography and CT scan (computed tomography). Hemorrhagic cysts are generally a feature of endometriosis. Fluid in the p...  Read Full »

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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I 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 s...  Read Full »

I am suffering from intermittent stomach pain for two days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing intermittent stomach pain for two days. I underwent hysterectomy and oophorectomy surgeries five months ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As you have a recent history of hysterectomy, the pain you are experiencing might or might not be associated with this. Kindly mention the exact location of your pain, whether the pain is in the area around the stitches. Also, check fo...  Read Full »

I had an abdominal hysterectomy two months ago, and now I have abdominal pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abdominal hysterectomy two months ago, and a couple of days ago, I went to the hospital for abdominal pain, and they observed me overnight. They said I most likely had a partial bowel obstruction, so is it normal to have these symptoms after abdominal surgery? And what kind of pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Formation of adhesion is a common adverse effect of surgery. During the surgery, decreasing the risk of forming adhesions includes: Shortening surgical time. Keeping the tissues moist. Gently handling any tissues or organs. Using s...  Read Full »

Will hysterectomy cure adenomyosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife usually has a period for six to seven days. On the first two days, she has pain. At times, she has heavy clots also. The doctor had asked us to do the scanning and some test. The scanning report is attached. 'There is anteverted and bulky uterus which measures 11.7 by 10.3 by...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a bulky uterus which can be due to adenomyosis or possible fibroids in situ, but the absence of fibroids is evident. She is likely to experience painful menses and heavy bleeding due to adenomyosis as we...  Read Full »

Why is my 50-year-old mother still getting her periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing the ultrasound reports of my 50-year-old mother, who is still getting her periods. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached documents (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Based on the reports, she has three issues. A large uterine fibroid, which is likely the cause of her bleeding. An ovarian cyst, which can somet...  Read Full »

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