A hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus. Since it is a major surgery, it is quintessential for a woman to be aware of the ramifications and should not necessarily be considered the primary solution for heavy menstrual bleeding. A hysterectomy should be undertaken only by women for whom more conservative treatment options have not worked, who have a complete family and who understand the risk involved with this type of major procedure.
Hysterectomies are generally performed to treat
A medical examination is advised when the patient feels one or more of the following symptoms
Certain medications are to be specifically avoided pre surgery:
In a vaginal hysterectomy, an incision is made in the top of the vagina and the womb and cervix are removed through it.
Specially devised surgical instruments are inserted into the vagina to detach the womb from the connective tissues that hold it in place.
Once the womb and cervix are taken out, the incision is sewn up.
A vaginal hysterectomy can be carried out under either a general anesthetic, a local anesthetic, or spinal anesthetic.
Patients are required to follow up with their physician for up to 4-6 weeks post surgery. In the following cases, consult your physician immediately:
Vaginal hysterectomies are generally performed in cases of uterine cancer, otherwise laparoscopic hysterectomies are recommended.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]