Hysterectomy is one of the most common non-obstetrical surgeries that women undergo. It is a surgical procedure in which the uterus or the womb is removed from the female body. It is comparatively safe but all types of surgery come with certain risks. As you are aware of, woman cannot become pregnant after hysterectomy as it stops fertility, and normally the procedure is advised only after family completion.
Gynaecologist may advise hysterectomy for several medical reasons ranging from Fibroids to malignance. Mostly hysterectomy is suggested when other treatment methods give no positive results. Some of the major reasons are…
- Cancer in the pelvis or ovaries
- Cervical cancer
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Heavy or lengthy periods caused by fibroids
- Uterine fibroids causing severe pain and related problems
- Thickening of the uterus
- Pelvic support problems like uterine prolapse
- Chronic pelvic pain
There are different types of hysterectomy and it is chosen which type of treatment is required to you according to the seriousness and symptoms of the disease.
One of the best and most common practice for hysterectomy is Laparoscopic surgery. In this treatment, an incision is made just above the vagina and the surgeon cuts off the ligaments, blood vessels, and fallopian tubes through it. After cutting, it is removed through the vagina. There will not be any visible scar and is less painful. But it won’t be possible to remove ovaries out of this procedure.