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Hysterectomy - Surgical Operation

There are two main techniques used to perform hysterectomies, Open technique and Minimally invasive techniques.

 Open technique is a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH)


 Minimally invasive techniques are -
     - Vaginal Hysterectomy
     - Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

The ideal surgical procedure for each woman depends on her particular medical condition.

A. Open technique

Abdominal hysterectomy
In November 1843, Charles Clay performed the first hysterectomy in Manchester, England. The body of the uterus was removed while the cervix remained intact. In 1929, Richardson, MD, performed the first TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy), in which the entire uterus was removed (Johns, 1997).

Abdominal hysterectomy can be performed under spinal anesthesia or general anesthesia. The patient remains awake during a spinal anesthesia, with only lower section of the body being numbed to prevent pain. When given a general anesthetic, the person is unconscious.

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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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