What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a procedure that removes a woman’s uterus. After the operation, she won’t be able to get pregnant. The woman won’t have periods if she hasn’t previously gone through menopause, regardless of her age. 

A hysterectomy is performed on a large number of women. It’s more common in women between the ages of 40 and 50. A woman’s uterus may be removed entirely or partially for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Fibroids in the uterus that cause pain, bleeding, or other issues
  • The uterus slides from its normal position into the vaginal canal, causing uterine prolapse.
  •  Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain and Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis, or uterine thickening, is a condition in which the uterus thickens.
  •  A procedure for noncancerous reasons is generally required after all other treatment approaches have been attempted.

What are the types of Hysterectomy?

Depending on the reason for the removal of all or part of the uterus, a surgeon may choose to remove all or only part of the uterus. Harsh Hospital provides the best Hysterectomy Treatment in Surat. The Hysterectomy types are: 

  • Subtotal hysterectomy:  A specialist performs a supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy, which involves removing only the upper part of the uterus while leaving the cervix intact.
  • Total hysterectomy: The entire uterus and cervix are removed during a total hysterectomy.
  • Radical hysterectomy: A specialist removes the entire uterus as well as adjacent tissues on the sides of the uterus and the cervix during a radical hysterectomy. It is most commonly used to treat tumors.
  • Oophorectomy: The ovaries can also be removed (a procedure known as oophorectomy) or left intact.

What are the surgical techniques of Hysterectomy?

The different hysterectomy techniques are: 

  • By open surgery from the abdomen
  • By removing the uterus from the natural vaginal opening
  • Hysterectomy Laparoscopic Surgery

Recovery of hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a serious surgical procedure. For recovery from a hysterectomy after surgery, you may stay in the hospital for up to 5 days, and it takes 6 to 8 weeks to fully recover. Recovery timeframes differ based on the type of hysterectomy performed.

During this period, try to rest as much as possible and avoid lifting anything heavy, such as shopping bags. Your abdominal muscles and tissues will require time to recuperate.

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