Will a Hysterectomy Cure All?

Often, we see patients who are experiencing heavy periods or unidentified pelvic pain.  In some cases, new patients schedule an appointment with us to receive a consult about having (or really needing) a Hysterectomy.

What is it exactly?  A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures. Usually performed by a gynecologist, hysterectomy may be total or partial.

Possible reasons for needing one?

  1. Heavy periods caused by fibroids
  2. Pelvic pain which may be caused by endometriosis, unsuccessfully treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or fibroids.
  3. Prolapse of the uterus, or sagging/slipping from its normal position and into the vagina or birth canal.
  4. Cancer of the womb, ovaries or cervix.

A Hysterectomy is surgery.  It’s not to be taken lightly or decided upon swiftly.  If you would like to receive a 2nd opinion about whether a Hysterectomy is the right solution for you, or if you suspect you may need one, schedule an appointment today.  Together, we can talk about possible alternatives or simply help you through the process.

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