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Hysterectomy Booklet

Hysterectomy booklet

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Hysterectomy

Removal of the uterus via surgical means.

About the Condition

Hysterectomy is usually performed for problems with the uterus itself or problems with the entire female reproductive complex. Problems include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, vaginal prolapse, heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding, and cancers (uterine, advanced cervical and ovarian).

For many women the decision to undergo a hysterectomy is as traumatic emotionally as well as it is physical. For conditions such as uterine and ovarian cancer the decision is generally clear cut and obvious, however for “lesser” conditions many women want to leave no stone unturned in seeing a non-surgical resolution to their problems.

Hysterectomy is a serious and irreversible medical procedure. There are numerous options with the type of surgery involved in a hysterectomy and also the additional surgical “extras” that may be performed as part of the procedure. In some situation the ramification of these “extras” are not clearly identified to patients prior to undergoing hysterectomy.

Next page: Symptoms That May Require a Hysterectomy

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Symptoms That May Require a Hysterectomy

Cancer or dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids and associated symptoms.

The majority of symptoms that lead to the recommendation for hysterectomy are hormone-based. Synthetic pharmaceutical hormones do not adequately treat most of the major symptoms that lead to hysterectomy, especially uterine fibroids, endometriosis and heavy menstrual bleeding. These conditions are the result of estrogen dominance and are generally very responsive to the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is the hormone that opposes the action of estrogen and is vital for holding the uterine lining together during the menstrual cycle.

Progression

For severe bleeding iron anemia and quality of life. Cancer - death.

Next page: Causes That May Require a Hysterectomy

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Causes for Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy can be performed to treat:

  • Large fibroid tumors (30% of all hysterectomies)
  • Endometriosis (20% of all hysterectomies)
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) with no definite cause that does not respond to synthetic drug treatment (20% of all hysterectomies)
  • Prolapsed (fallen) uterus, endometrial hyperplasia, and pelvic inflammatory disease (20% of all hysterectomies)
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries (10%)

Rarely, hysterectomy is performed when damage from childbirth or catastrophic injury cannot be surgically repaired.

If a female’s karyotype contains a Y chromosome, then she is at high risk for developing cancer, a medical specialist may recommend removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy) as a preventive treatment.

Hysterectomy is a serious and irreversible medical procedure. There are both short and long-term ramifications that should be fully considered before proceeding with a hysterectomy.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis subject to gynecological examination, history and alternative treatment options to primary cause.

Most hysterectomies are performed for benign conditions, usually due to menstrual disorders. Symptomatic evaluation, ultrasound or laparoscopic assessment.

Next page: Hysterectomy and Alternative Treatments

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Hysterectomy and Alternative Treatments

Hysterectomy is a life-altering, permanent decision. It is female castration and is irreversible. You have the legal right to obtain a second, third and if necessary a fourth opinion. You have the ethical right to discuss alternatives to hysterectomy with your doctor.

It is extremely important that patients who are considering the hysterectomy option understand the principles of estrogen dominance and know just why their body has changed so radically. Estrogen dominance is reversible and if addressed early enough, hysterectomy prevention through the use of progesterone is a realistic option.

For example, if hysterectomy is recommended to treat heavy periods it is usually the case that there is an overall progesterone deficiency and estrogen dominance, which leads to the heavy/uncontrolled bleeds.

Synthetic progestagens do not work in the same way as natural progesterone. Using a pharmaceutical grade natural progesterone cream (ProFeme®) generally results in control and predictability of bleeding patterns, and achieves an improvement in quality of life within three months. This improvement usually continues with extended use and can negate the requirement for surgery.

Next page: Further Information About Hysterectomies

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Topics discussed in the Understanding Hysterectomy booklet include:

  • Introduction
  • What is hysterectomy?
  • Why is hysterectomy performed?
  • What are my surgical options?
  • Who requires hysterectomy?
  • How dangerous is hysterectomy?
  • Are there alternatives to hysterectomy?
  • Who is not a good candidate for hysterectomy?
  • Why do I need hormone supplements after surgery?
  • How do I prepare for hysterectomy?
  • What about aftercare?
  • When can I resume sexual relations?

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