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Is a Hysterectomy considered a major surgery?

A Hysterectomy is the surgery removal of the uterus. It is a major surgery, but with new technological advances, the discomfort, risk of infection and recovery time has all been decreased.

What happens to your body when you have a hysterectomy?

A Hysterectomy removes only the uterus,or the uterus and cervix .This procedure leaves the ovaries intact, and should not induce menopause. Menopause begins when the ovaries are removed or when they no longer produce estrogen.

What are the benefits of Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy can improve your quality of life. For some women, the procedure stops heavy bleeding and relieves pain for good. Others have the surgery to prevent or treat cancer.

Technically, any woman of legal age can consent to the procedure, but it should be medically justified.

It's incredibly unlikely that a Doctor will perform a hysterectomy on women age 18 to 35 unless it is absolutely necessary for their well -being and no other options will suffice.

Does hysterectomy cause weight gain?

While a hysterectomy isn't directly linked to weight loss, it may be related to weight gain in some people. A 2009 prospective study suggests that premenopausal women who've had a hysterectomy without the removal of both ovaries have a higher risk for weight gain, compared with women who haven't had the surgery.

What is the difference between a total and complete hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy. The uterus is surgically removed with or without other organs or tissue. In a total hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed. In a radical hysterectomy, the uterus, cervix, both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, and near by tissue are removed.

What is the most common reason for a hysterectomy?

It include : heavy periods- which can be caused by fibroid. Pelvic pain- which may be caused by endometriosis, unsuccessfully treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adenomyosis or fibroids. Prolapse of the uterus.

What are the negative side effects of hysterectomy?

While most women don't have health problems during or after the surgery, risks may include :

  • .Injury to nearby organs.
  • .Anesthesia problems,
  • such as breathing or heart problems.
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs.
  • Infection.
  • Heavy bleeding.
  • Early menopause, if the ovaries are removed.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.

Can you get cervical cancer after a total hysterectomy?

A partial hysterectomy removes your uterus, and a total hysterectomy removes your uterus and cervix. Both procedure Leave your ovaries intact, so you can still develop ovarian cancer. Total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy .... This makes ovarian cancer less likely to occur, but it does not remove all risk.

What are the advantages of a laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery?

A laparoscopic hysterectomy requires only a few small incisions, compared to a traditional abdominal hysterectomy which is done through a 3-6 inch incision. As a result, there is less blood loss, less scarring and less post-operative pain. A laparoscopic hysterectomy is usually done as an outpatient procedure whereas an abdominal hysterectomy usually requires a 1-2 day hospital stay. The recovery period for this laparoscopic procedure is 1-2 weeks, compared to 4-6 weeks after an abdominal hysterectomy. The risks of blood loss and infection are lower with laparoscopic hysterectomy than with an abdominal hysterectomy. In experienced hands, laparoscopic hysterectomy takes about the same length of time as an abdominal hysterectomy and involves no greater risk.

What preparations will be needed prior to surgery?

The surgeon may have the patient see their primary care doctor prior to surgery to make sure there are no medical conditions that may cause a problem with the surgery. There will be a pre-operative appointment prior to the day of surgery which will include a history and physical examination, blood samples, and a visit w a member of the anesthesia department. Patients should not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before surgery.

What is the average hospital stay for a hysterectomy?

The majority of our patients go home the same day as their surgery. The recovery period for this laparoscopic procedure is 1-2 weeks, compared to 4-6 weeks after an abdominal hysterectomy.


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