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When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
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