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How many women get any kind of uterine diseases?

How many women get any kind of uterine diseases?

Many do but differ: I will share this question with experts in the obgyn fields who see women with uterine disorders. Abnormalities, infections, cancer in the lining or wall of the uterus can be due to many causes. Evaluation and treatment involve multiple approaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Uterine Diseases (Definition)

Uterine diseases are disorders of the uterus, which is the female organ that houses the developing fetus. These diseases include anatomic, ...Read more


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I have pain during intercourse. Is this related to uterine diseases?

I have pain during intercourse. Is this related to uterine diseases?

Possibly: There are many potential causes of painful intercourse (aka dyspareunia) with uterine disease being just one possible cause. ...Read more

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Can a uterine infection be serious you need hysterectomy?

Can a uterine infection be serious you need hysterectomy?

Rarely: Uterine infection is treated aggressively with antibiotics. This therapy is curative in an overwhelming majority of cases. However, some uterine infections are so severe that a hysterectomy is required. This occurs very rarely. ...Read more

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I have had in the past year several cysts , a uterine and vaginal polyp with a cyst underneath the polyp..when would you recommend hysterectomy?

I have had in the past year several cysts , a uterine and vaginal polyp with a cyst underneath the polyp..when would you recommend hysterectomy?

OB GYN Consult: You need to talk to a OB GYN MD who is aware of ALL of your GYN issues to give you the best answer. Future childbearing abilities are also a source of consideration. Remember that hysterectomy has complications that can be life threatening to which you have to balance risk versus benefit. ...Read more

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Is a polyp usually detected with a hysterescopy & removed with D&C. Mine wasn't, only seen when I had hysterectomy for thickened uterine lining.

Is a polyp usually detected with a hysterescopy & removed with D&C. Mine wasn't, only seen when I had hysterectomy for thickened uterine lining.

Yes: A polyp should be seen with hysteroscopy, D&C alone may result in incomplete removal of the polyp, unless hysteroscopy is done after the D&C to make sure that the polyp was removed. ...Read more

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Which is statistically safer: a hysterectomy or uterine artery embolization?

UAE: Uterine artery embolization has a lower complication rate than total hysterectomy, due to its less invasive nature. However, because of this, it is a less definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with uterine cancer stage three awaiting hysterectomy will i need chemo?

Just been diagnosed with uterine cancer stage three awaiting hysterectomy will i need chemo?

Yes will Need : Yes will need aggressive therapy , to eradicate disease completely from pelvis , most of the time besides chemotherapy radiation is also required. Please follow you doctors advise carefully . If you are not sure take a second opinion also , your doctors will be happy to provide such service. Good luck. ...Read more

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With cervical and uterine cancer which procedure is preferable: a particial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

With cervical and uterine cancer which procedure is preferable: a particial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

Full: If you have cancer you should see a gyn oncologist to make sure that hysterectomy is done correctly for cancer treatment. Sometimes they wait on surgery for other treatments first. Ask to see a gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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Would disordered proliferative endometrium with a strong family h/o ovarian and uterine ca, lynch synd. Warrant a hysterectomy ?

Would disordered proliferative endometrium with a strong family h/o ovarian and uterine ca, lynch synd. Warrant a hysterectomy ?

Absolutely not: Disordered proliferative endometrium solely describes endometrium that is in different phases of development of secretory glands at the same time. And it is definitely not a pre-cancerous diagnosis based on your biopsy. The strong family history, however, could be. Consider speaking with your gynecologist about prophylactic hysterectomy in your specific setting/family history. Good luck. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more