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.
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 the muscles surrounding the area.
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.
I always had pain with my periods. I started mine when I was 10. I had painful sex. I put up with it, even had problems having my children. But, at the age of 34, I began having a swollen stomach, became iron deficient and suffered shortness of breath.
I guess I have been lucky on the whole compared to a lot of the stories I have read. I went in for a hysterectomy feeling confident that I was in good shape and everything would go according to plan.
I am 45 and I had a total abdominal 11 days ago with one ovary remaining. Reason was for large fibroids (1 kilo-2.2 lbs). There were complications after surgery ( excessive bleeding), so I had to go back in to surgery after I was finally waking up. They did not re-open but went in vaginally to resew something.
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.
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.