What should you do if your hysterectomy goes wrong?

medical malpractice

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…

Hernia after hysterectomy (incisional hernia after hysterectomy)

Hernia after hysterectomy is a relatively uncommon side effect of an abdominal hysterectomy. Also known as an incisional hernia it occurs because the abdominal cut weakens the muscles in the surrounding area. This creates a tender and painful bulge in…

Severe Headache After Hysterectomy – Sharon’s Story

I had a total hysterectomy in December 2012, everything went well and I was discharged on three days later. However six days after this I was shopping in the supermarket when I was suddenly struck with a blinding headache. It…

Cranberry Juice and Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk after Hysterectomy

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,…

Hysterectomy and Endocrine Problems – Mary’s Story

Although there were a few setbacks on the way to surgery, my surgery and initial recovery went far better than expected. Because of various existing health conditions my hysterectomy and unrelated bowel reconstruction were done under a single anaesthetic with…

My hysterectomy and post-op Infection – Shirley’s Story

I had a vaginal hysterectomy in June 2012, removing ovaries and uterus. Admitted as a day patient (operation completed between 10.30am-2.00pm) and feeling sickly following removal of drain (to extract excess internal bleeding) I was given anti-sickness medicine (through IV).…