Hysterectomy is a surgery conducted for uterus removal requires for various reasons. It is done after symptoms come up causing pain, bleeding and also increasing the risk of uterus cancer. The uterus removal operation is complex surgery but is common these days performed by expert surgeons.
Uterus removal surgery or hysterectomy is done in different ways: Open hysterectomy or laparoscopic hysterectomy surgeries and lap assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) are carried out depending upon the medical condition of the woman.
The uterus removal operation is done or total hysterectomy surgery or full hysterectomy surgery, which is regular surgery. It is also done as keyhole hysterectomy or laparoscopic hysterectomy.
During hysterectomy surgery, the surgeon detaches uterus from ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina. In some cases, cervix removal also takes place. The surgery lasts for two to four hours depending on the condition and complexity.
Robotic hysterectomy surgery that is far more advanced from laparoscopic hysterectomy operation is also performed at some hospitals these days
Partial hysterectomy or sub-total hysterectomy is done where cervix removal does not happen. Radical hysterectomy surgery is done especially to treat cervical cancer.
There are many medical conditions and developments in woman’s uterus because which the vaginal hysterectomy needs to be performed. The surgery is most effective in permanently removing fibroids, in the case of endometriosis, and minimizing the risk of gynec cancer. Also when there is abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and uterine prolapse, hysterectomy is needed.
Please carry old reports and medical history to the hospital.Hospital admission and medical checks from a day before
Follow doctor’s instructions with respect to diet and medication
Keep attendants with you
A day of stay in hospital is needed to check for complications and bleeding
Hysterectomy surgery recovery, normalcy and pain relief will take more time
Since the vaginal discharge of blood may sustain for some more time you may use sanitary pads till then
Don’t lift heavy weights
Emotionally it may be draining to realize the absence of most crucial woman’s organ but learn to overcome and make peace with self
Of course, the absence of pain and bleeding in future will make you feel rejuvenated, thanks to hysterectomy
Removal of uterus