When is Hysterectomy Required ?
Posted on : 2022-Dec-28 15:11:09
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed on women to remove their uterus to treat different conditions related to the reproductive system. There are different types of hysterectomy and the doctor decides the right one for you by considering your condition. A hysterectomy procedure is performed only if the other treatment methods do not work.
When Do I Need a Hysterectomy?
The following are some of the common reasons to undergo a hysterectomy:
Uterine fibroids: It is one of the common reasons to undergo a hysterectomy. These are the non-cancerous growths that form on the uterus wall. Uterine fibroids cause painful and heavy periods. It can also lead to infertility. Hysterectomy is suggested in this case only if medications and other treatments do not work.
Cancer: The doctor suggests undergoing a hysterectomy to treat cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, and endometrium. The treatment is based on the type of cancer and the severity of your disease. Treatment options include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. If the cancer is in an advanced stage, then removing the uterus can be the best option.
Endometriosis: It is a condition where the tissue lining the uterus called endometrium grows outside the uterus. It can lead to irregular periods, heavy bleeding and even infertility. This condition does not have a complete cure. Before deciding on a hysterectomy, the doctor first considers hormone therapy and other procedures. If the condition is severe, a hysterectomy is performed.
Uterine prolapse: This condition leads to the misplacement of the uterus and it falls into the vagina. This condition is commonly seen in women who had multiple deliveries and who are obese. It can cause severe health issues such as pelvic pain, urinary issues, and bowel problems. The treatment for uterine prolapse is based on the severity of the condition.
Abnormal bleeding: A hysterectomy is the right choice if you have abnormal and irregular bleeding during menstruation. It can occur due to infections, cancer, hormonal imbalance, etc. and can be extremely dangerous.
Endometrial Hyperplasia: It is the thickening of the uterus lining and can be caused due to high levels of estrogen. This can also lead to heavy menstrual periods. It can even lead to cancer. If the doctor suspects that there can be a chance of developing cancer, then a hysterectomy is recommended.
Adenomyosis: It is similar to endometriosis where the endometrial tissue grows inside the uterus’s muscle wall. This leads to the thickening of the uterus wall and thereby causes heavy and painful periods.
Severe Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): PID is a bacterial infection of the upper reproductive organs and can cause severe pelvic pain. If it is detected at an early stage, it can be treated using antibiotics. But if it is advanced and spreads to other parts, it can cause permanent damage to the uterus. In advanced conditions, a hysterectomy is the only choice.
Delivery issues: If any complications such as heavy bleeding occur after a vaginal or caesarean delivery, removing the uterus might be recommended.
Gender change surgery: A woman who wants to change her gender will choose to undergo a hysterectomy to remove the uterus.
Why Should I Undergo Hysterectomy?
Your doctor may suggest to undergo a hysterectomy due to the following reasons:
- To treat the conditions that are affecting the functioning of your body
- To save your life
- To improve your health condition and thereby improves your quality of life
Worried If You Can Have a Hysterectomy Procedure? Visit Angels Fertility Today
Angels Fertility is one of the best fertility centers in Hyderabad that focuses on offering the utmost care and compassion to our patients. We have treated different types of fertility problems in both men and women. We have performed hysterectomies for several women and helped them have happy life. Our treatment is unique and we suggest other treatments such as medications and non-invasive methods before a hysterectomy. We consider hysterectomy as the last choice of treatment. We also explain the benefits and other possible side risks of hysterectomy. To know if you are a right candidate, talk to one of our fertility experts today.