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Can I Have A Hysterectomy
Can I have a hysterectomy b/c of pain? I can't take it anymore. I went through 2 weeks of pain and now I have to go through pain of the actual period.
Unsure: Many omen have a retroverted uterus. That in itself is not a reason for hysterectomy. However, there are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more
Medical reason, yes: If there is a very good medical reason for surgery, yes, a surgeon will perform the procedure. However, most GYN surgeons tend to be conservative of reproductive structures at age 23 as it is not the preferred procedure for sterilization with so many good reversible and non reversible means of achieving the same. Reproductive cancer & pelvic abscesses top the list for this surgery at 23. ...Read more
Painful periods: Painful but regular periods can be due to fibroids ( growth in uterus ) or endometriosis . Pelvic examination by doctor followed by ultrasound pelvis can help to rule out fibroids and pain can be managed with painkillers or with contraceptive pills or Mirena . Hysterectomy carries risk of anaesthesia and surgery and is usually the last resort . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 45..No children, peri-menopausal, no period in 3 months, fibroids biggest 8 cm. Can I insist on not having a hysterectomy?
Of course, you can: Since most fibroids are benign muscle tumors which can remain asymptomatic and unchanged till the menopause when they tend to shrink, you should indeed "Insist" on obtaining a clear description of your risks, benefits, alternatives etc. and on the medical-gynecological indications for a hysterectomy in order to make an informed decision that you feel comfortable with (surgery as your last resort.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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