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LAVH Risks -- Complications From the Incisions

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Presentation: Laparascopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
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There are a few possible complications that can occur from the incisions that the laparoscope and other tools are inserted through. It is possible that bleeding may occur in the incision and form a hematoma in the area under the skin. A hematoma is a pool of blood that has leaked from a blood vessel and gets trapped below the skin. This is usually not a serious problem if the bleeding stops before too much blood is lost. In addition, other fluids from inside the abdomen may also leak temporarily out of these incisions.
Another possible complication is an incisional hernia. This occurs when the layer of tissue, called fascia, which is underneath your skin, does not heal all the way after the surgery. Sometimes, a part of your intestines will come through where the layer is not healed together. If this happens you might need surgery to put the intestine back in the right place and close the hernia. In extremely rare cases, you might need another surgery on the intestine, or even have a piece of it taken out.

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