What is Hysterectomy Treatment?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus from the body. After this, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
Why is Hysterectomy performed?
Hysterectomy is used to treat many women’s health conditions. A woman may have a hysterectomy for different reasons, including:
- Uterine prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
- Severe Endometriosis
- Heavy vaginal bleeding (which is not controlled by other treatment methods)
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Cancer (or precancer) of the uterus, ovary, cervix, or endometrium (the lining of the uterus)
Types of Hysterectomy Treatment?
Type of Hysterectomy depends upon the reason for this procedure. The surgeon may choose to remove all or only part of the uterus depending upon the condition of the patient. Types of hysterectomies are mentioned below:
- Total Hysterectomy: The Surgeon removes the whole uterus and the cervix. This is the most common type of hysterectomy.
- Partial or Subtotal or Supracervical Hysterectomy: The Surgeon removes only the upper part of the uterus. The cervix is left in place.
- Radical Hysterectomy: It is most often used to treat certain types of cancer, such as cervical cancer. In Radical Hystrectomy the Surgeon removes the whole uterus, cervix, the tissue on both sides of the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina.
Methods for Hysterectomy Treatment?
Surgical Techniques for Hysterectomy
There are two methods to surgery – a traditional or open surgery and surgery using a minimally invasive procedure.
The methods are selected depending upon the surgeon’s experience, the reason for the hysterectomy, and a woman's health. The hysterectomy technique will partly determine healing time and the kind of scar, if any, that remains after the operation.
Open Surgery Hysterectomy
An abdominal hysterectomy is an open surgery. This is the most common approach to hysterectomy, accounting for about 65% of all procedures.
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UTERINE FIBROIDS TREATMENT
Uterine Fibroids Treatment is one of the common health issues in women.
Uterine Fibroids are abnormal growth that is developed in or on a woman’s uterus
. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. They can be single or multiple, in extreme cases expanding the uterus so much that it reaches the rib cage. The growths are typically benign (noncancerous). Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Uterine fibroids aren't associated with risk of uterine cancer.
TYPES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS
Different fibroids develop in different locations in and on the uterus.
- Submucosal fibroids.Fibroids that grow into the inner cavity of the uterus (submucosal fibroids) are not as common as other types but are more likely to cause prolonged, heavy menstrual bleeding and sometimes trouble conceiving.
- Subserosal fibroids.Subserosal fibroids form on the outside of your uterus, which is called the serosa. They may grow large enough to make your womb appear bigger on one side.
- Intramural fibroids. Fibroids grow within the muscular uterine wall (intramural fibroids). These are the most common type of fibroid found in people. Large in size they can distort the shape of the uterus and cause prolonged, heavy periods, as well as pain and pressure.
CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS
It is unclear why fibroids develop but there are several factors which may influence the formation of fibroids. Few are listed below:
- Hormones: The ovaries produce hormones called Estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the uterine lining to regenerate during each menstrual cycle and may stimulate the growth of fibroids.
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