When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

Multiple indications. If 1) pain is chronic and interfering with normal activities, sexual functioning, mood, and/or relationships, 2)conservative measures like birth control pills have failed, and 3) no future fertility is desired, then a hysterectomy can be considered. For some diseases, like endometriosis, a hysterectomy is the only definitive cure.
Uterine pain. A hysterectomy will only help pain coming from the uterus. Some women with endometrosis have a perfectly normal uterus and don't need a hyst. It will not improve pain from ic or levator spasm. It will cure pain from adenomyosis or fibroids because these are in the uterus. Before you have a hysterectomy make sure the uterus is part of the problem!

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I'm having a lot of pelvic pain I have had a total hysterectomy and I am still having pain I'm unable to do daily activities. Wat will help?

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