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Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of part or all the uterus, it is second most common major surgery among women of child-bearing age.or we can say it is the way of treating problems that affect the uterus. Obstetrics & Gynecology Doctors in Savannah let us know about Hysterectomy surgery includes why need this, what are the risk in this , recovery time and all about Hysterectomy surgery.
Many conditions can be cured with hysterectomy, because it is major surgery, your doctor may suggest trying other treatments first.for condition that have not responded to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be the best choice.
The uterus is a muscular organ in the pelvis. The opening of the uterus is the cervix.
Some reasons a hysterectomy may be needed include:-
Pelvic support problems (such as uterine prolapse)
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Chronic pelvic pain
Hysterectomy can be Subtotal (also called partial or supracervical), in which the upper part of the uterus is removed but the cervix is left in place Total, in which the entire uterus, including the cervix, is removed Radical, in which the entire uterus and support structures around the uterus are removed (this is done if certain types of cancer are present),it does not include removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Types of Hysterectomy:-
Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
What to Expect
It is helpful to know what to expect before any major surgery. Before hysterectomy:
Your blood and urine may be tested.
You may be given one or more enemas.
Your abdominal and pelvic areas may be partially shaved.
Antibiotics will be given to prevent infection.
The risk of problems related to hysterectomy is among the lowest for any major surgery. As with any surgery, though, problems can occur. These problems could include:-
Blood clots in the veins or lungs
Bleeding during or after surgery
Injury to the urinary tract or nearby organs
Problems related to anesthesia
Early menopause (if ovaries are removed)
If you have a hysterectomy, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days. The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of hysterectomy you had.
Hysterectomy is just one way to treat uterine problems. It is major surgery. Before you decide whether it is right for you, find out as much as you can about:
Other treatment options
How hysterectomy may affect you
For more about such Surgeries visit Savannah Gynecology & Obstetrics Physicians