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A 31-year-old female asked:

what are the reasons for having a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Difficult: You really want to discuss this with your OB/GYN. So many issues. This is not a straigtforward decision.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: During a period, the uterine lining sloughs off and comes out of your vagina. If there is no uterus, you can't have a period.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the reasons most hysterectomies are performed?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Bleeding & pain: Most hysterectomies are done when other methods fail to alleviate symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. Enlarged uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis are some common causes of those symptoms. Hysterectomis are also done for cancerous conditions and sometimes in conjunction with pelvic relaxation corrective surgery.
Cleveland, TX
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can I get a hysterectomy out of random or do I have to have a good reason? I need more information to help with my decision.

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Need a reason: need a reason to have a major surgery
Lincoln, NE
A 62-year-old female asked:

What would be some reasons a surgeon would not be able to do a hysterectomy laparoscopically. ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: There are a multitude of reasons a LAVH cannot be completed in this fashion. As follows: 1.)Morbid obesity 2). Inability to see the uterus due to adhesions of the bowel. 3.) Injury to the bladder, bowel or major blood vessels resulting in the need of repair or emergency opening of the abdomen.4.)A massively enlarged uterus that can't be morcellated. (cut up) 5.) Surgeon lack of expertise.

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