Hysterectomy / Surgical Removal Of Uterus

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Hysterectomy - FAQs

1. Who performs a hysterectomy?
A gynecologist performs a hysterectomy.

2. Will I still menstruate after I have a hysterectomy?
After a hysterectomy you will no longer menstruate or be able to conceive, but you will still be able to engage in sexual activities.


3. Can having a hysterectomy affect my sexuality?
Different women experience sexuality differently. For some women, a hysterectomy may change their sexual experience. For other women, hysterectomy will not affect their sexual enjoyment. However, if your uterus is causing you to have pain with intercourse, a hysterectomy may relieve that pain and make intercourse more pleasurable.

4. When are the sutures removed after a hysterectomy?
For women who have had an abdominal hysterectomy, the clips or stitches that seal the incision will be removed on around the fifth to seventh day after the operation. Stitches used for a vaginal hysterectomy are internal and don't need to be removed.

5. What are the alternatives to hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy may be the only effective treatment for certain types of cancer. However, some conditions may have other treatment options. For example, excessively heavy and painful periods can also be treated with medicines, hormones, or by relatively minor surgical procedures to remove part of the lining of the womb using heat or microwave energy (endometrial ablation).

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evely 

i need to speak to someone that could answer my question, about hysterectomy...im in need to meet a support group of people that been throug this procedure' can you please help me?i live in bronx ny.please replied as soon as possible.thank you.

Gina13 

I have yet to make the life changing decision at 36 to proceed with a total hysterectomy. It has no less than consumed my body and mind. I'm at war with myself fighting to keep these thoughts and feelings from reaching my spirit. I'm desperate to find a support group. There has to be another alternative that doesn't consist of man-made synthetic drugs or the removal of my womanhood. I suffer from Endometriosis, fibroids, scar tissue and cysts. I had a D&C, ablasion and my left fallopian tube killed in January. It does not seem to have done any good.

carinprice77 

I HAVE HAD ABD. HYSTERECTOMY AND HAS A TERRIBLE SCAR cOULD A LIP0SUCTION AND TUMMY TuCK MAKE IT LESS OBVIOUS?

callliz 

My friend was diagnoised with inflamatory breast cancer march 08. this past dec. she had a hysterecomy. surgery was on the 15th and by New years day she was still bleeding heavily.Is this normal to bleed that much, almost a month after surgery?

Dhruti Doctor 

PL PROVIDE ME MEDICINE FOR STARTING MENSTRUALCYCLE AS I NEVER BEEN ABOVE PERIOD,NOW I REACH 18 YRS

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