What Is a Hysterectomy?

The word ‘hysterectomy’ sounds scary and even disgusting, but it is not at all. It is something that is relatively easy to perform as long as you choose the right doctor. So, let’s look at the entire process.

First, the medical team has to come together in order to discuss your case. If you are younger than forty years of age, your doctor may want to consult with a gynecologist who will help you decide whether or not you should have a hysterectomy.

Different things can be done during this discussion and the type of operation will depend on the type of tissue that is affected. The most common operations are an ovary removal, menopause, endometrial ablation, and fallopian tube treatment.

There are many different kinds of hysterectomies performed today, so it is important to discuss each one carefully with your doctor. Many women end up in surgery for different reasons. Some have had uterine fibroids for years and are trying to do something about them.

Other women end up having a hysterectomy to avoid having more children than they would like. A hysterectomy is usually combined with hormonal therapy in order to prevent or relieve other problems that are not caused by hormone imbalances.

If you have decided that you would like to have a hysterectomy, it is important to understand that it is a very safe and difficult surgical procedure. Although the operation will not cause you any pain, there is still a chance that you will feel some minor discomfort.

The incision line will be clean, as well as clean the whole time you are inside the surgery. You should expect to have some bleeding at the site of the surgery, but this is usually minimal and should not cause much pain.

While you are under general anesthesia, your doctor will also put you under either local or general anesthesia. This will allow him to insert small staples or “knife like” wires so that he can open up your uterus.

You will likely have to go through another surgery within the next few weeks and if you decide to continue with your pregnancy, you may need to continue having your tubes tied or have your fallopian tubes removed. All of these will give you relief from the pain caused by the hysterectomy and allow you to carry your pregnancy to term.

There are other ways to take care of your surgical procedure than to leave you in the hospital overnight. You may also be able to have the anesthesia drip into your IV.

Hysterectomy is not really a difficult thing to get, but it is important to understand the risks before you decide whether or not to have it done. There are many different types of hysterectomies available, so you should do a lot of research and ask lots of questions before making a decision.