While a hysterectomy is a relatively common medical procedure, there’s always a small risk that the hysterectomy goes wrong and you could face an adverse outcome following the surgery. If you suspect that the doctor who performed the procedure is to blame for your suffering because of their negligence, you may be able to file a malpractice claim and sue to obtain compensation.
Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are:
• Urinary tract infection
• Infection of any abdominal wounds.
When a hysterectomy takes place it is important that the vagina is reattached to what is called the uterosacral-cardinal ligament complex. Despite this, some women may experience what is called a vaginal vault prolapse following their hysterectomy. Vaginal vault prolapse following hysterectomy is more common in women who have had children naturally because their pelvic floor muscles are weaker from the birth process, this is also the reason why women who have given birth naturally are more likely to suffer other types of prolapse as well. It is thought that up to 40% of such women could be affected.
Cranberry juice is brilliant for helping to avoid and deal with urinary tract infections after a hysterectomy. It’s often recommended to those who suffer from cystitis; however if you are taking any drugs for thinning the blood, such as Warfarin, then you will probably be advised to avoid it.
Many women complain about gaining weight after a hysterectomy and they often put it down to the surgery itself. However, it is entirely possible that weight put on after a hysterectomy is simply down to not modifying the amount eaten to take account of the hugely reduced amount of exercise being taken and comfort eating.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy on lower urinary tract symptoms. 120 patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions were interviewed before their operation.
According to evidence presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), women who have had a hysterectomy have higher levels of inflammatory factors than women who go through menopause naturally.