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Reasons for a hystorectamy?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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