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reasons for a hystorectamy?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Many: Reasons can include uterine or other cancers, as well as non-cancerous conditions like leiomyosarcomata ("fibroids") that cause significant pain and /or bleeding. Like other important but non-essential organs, the uterus is best left in place unless there is a clear benefit to hysterectomy that outweighs the risk- these are just some of the most common situations when that occurs.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many: The most common reasons for a hysterectomy are bleeding, pain, tumors, prolapse, and cancer. Now for the fun part... This can be done vaginally, abdominally, laparoscopically assisted or total laparoscopic, or robotic. If there's cancer, a radical procedure is needed, taking more adjacent tissue & lymph nodes for staging purposes. I hope that helps.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

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

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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 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about supracervical hysterectomies?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Partial hysterectomy: A supracervical hysterectomy is a partial hysterectomy where the uterus is amputated from the cervix which is left in place. There is no proven benefit to this approach over a total hysterectomy when it comes to issues of pelvic support or sexual function. The surgery is technically easier and there is no vaginal scar with the supracervical procedure.
A 23-year-old member asked:

My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Second opinion: Always get a second opinion about surgery. There may be medical options available for your problem. In addition, you may be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Infection bleeding: Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications. Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs.
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.

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