Why Is Hysterectomy Done Or Needed?
A hysterectomy can treat one or many of the following disorders.
Gynecologic cancer –
Hysterectomy is done when a patient is diagnosed with cancer of the uterus or cervix. Other
options include chemotherapy and radiation based on the type and advancement of the cancer.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium)
grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other pelvic or abdominal organs outside of the uterus. If medicine and
conservative surgery doesn’t help, a hysterectomy, which includes the removal of your ovaries and fallopian tubes,
will be needed.
Fibroids, which are benign uterine tumors that typically cause recurrent bleeding, anemia, pelvic pain, or
bladder pressure, can be treated through a hysterectomy. Fibroid nonsurgical therapies are an option, depending on the
level of discomfort and tumor size. Many women with fibroids experience only minor symptoms and do not require treatment.
Uterine prolapse –
When the ligaments and tissues weaken the descent of the uterus into the vagina happens. This leads to difficulty in bowel movements and pelvic pressure. Thus, a hysterectomy is done to treat the condition.
Vaginal bleeding –
To treat intense, irregular or prolonged periods, a hysterectomy is done to relieve patients from pain.
What is hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a procedure done to remove the uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen. A partial
hysterectomy is done to remove just the uterus, whereas a total hysterectomy is done to remove both the uterus and the
cervix. A total hysterectomy with salpingo-
oophorectomy means the removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Other than these types of hysterectomy, an abdominal hysterectomy is suggested when: