Hysterectomy: All you have to know about its benefits

Do you know why a hysterectomy is performed? In the below article, we tell you about the many benefits of a hysterectomy.

A hysterectomy means a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus. Along with the uterus, the two fallopian tubes are always removed as they are known risk factors for ovarian cancer. Depending upon the age and preference of the patient the ovaries may also be removed during this procedure. After a hysterectomy, a woman won’t have periods and will not be able to conceive. This is why one will need a hysterectomy. Read on to know more about this…

Abnormal Heavy bleeding: The doctor will ask you to opt for a hysterectomy when one has heavy bleeding and an irregular menstrual cycle. Also if Endometrial Hyperplasia with a thickened inner lining of the uterus is coexisting. Did you know? Heavy bleeding is a common occurrence owing to various conditions like fibroids, infection, hormonal changes, and cancer. It can cause symptoms such as cramping and intense pain. So, do not neglect it and seek timely intervention in the form of a hysterectomy if suggested by the doctor.  Not doing so can land you in trouble as too much bleeding can cause unnecessary workload on the heart.

Endometriosis: Is seen when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, starts to grow outside of it. This condition invites extreme pain and heavy periods. Endometriosis flourishes more by hormones produced by the ovary. Thus, a doctor may suggest a hysterectomy with both ovaries removal in this case, if the patient does not desire future conception or is in intense unmanageable pain.

Infection: Are you aware? Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection that causes unbearable pelvic pain. Moreover, it is known to even damage the uterus. Thus, the hysterectomy can be helpful for the woman. It is better to do and improve the quality of life specially if repeated resistant infections are recurring.

Uterine fibroids: This means noncancerous growths that form in the uterus. They can lead to heavy bleeding, pain, or stomach distention and take a toll on one’s quality of life. Thus, a woman having fibroids will be advised to have a hysterectomy.

Cancer: One detected with ovarian, cervical, uterine, or even endometrial cancer will be recommended an extended hysterectomy.

Delivery complications: Complications, such as severe bleeding which cannot be controlled by all available measures, may force the doctor to perform uterus removal as a life saving measure.