Hysterectomy is defined as a procedure to remove the uterus. It can be used to treat a number of chronic pain conditions, types of cancer and infections. After a hysterectomy, you will stop having menstrual periods.
Why is a Hysterectomy Performed?
Hysterectomy is performed to treat:
- Uterine fibroids
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Endometrial hyperplasia
- Cancer of the uterus
- Uncontrollable bleeding after childbirth
What are the types of Hysterectomy?
Partial Hysterectomy: In this, a portion of the uterus is removed. They may leave cervix intact.
Total Hysterectomy: In this doctor removes the entire uterus, including the cervix.
Hysterectomy and Salpingo-Oophorectomy: In this surgery, the doctor removes the uterus along with one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes.
What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which uterus is removed. A small incision is made in the belly button and a tiny camera is inserted. The doctor performs the operative procedure while watching the image in the camera.
Women can choose to either keep the cervix in place or remove the entire uterus and cervix. Keeping the cervix in place can make the operation a little faster and safer.
It requires very few incisions, which results in less blood loss, less scarring and less post-operative pain.
The patient should take narcotic pain pills for a few days post-operatively. They should move around the house as soon as they fee up to it. Women can start doing exercise and can resume sex within a few weeks of the surgery.
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