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What should you do if your hysterectomy goes wrong?

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.

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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 two teams of surgeons at a specialist centre some distance (90 miles along country roads) from my home. I was discharged exactly a week after my surgery.

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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). This made me hallucinate and generally feel groggy. Admitted overnight I was discharged late morning of the following day.

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The effect of body mass index on likelihood of complications following hysterectomy

The study sought to determine if there was any association between obesity and peri or postoperative complications after hysterectomy for non-malignant bleeding disorders. Data from 444 vaginal hysterectomies and 503 abdominal hysterectomies indicated by benign bleeding disorders were drawn from a regional database. Data on peri- or postoperative complications and postoperative stay were related to preoperative body mass index (BMI).

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