What Is a Hysterectomy & When Do You Need a Hysterectomy?

What Is a Hysterectomy?

hysterectomy A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. Complete removal of the uterus and the surrounding structures, such as the ovaries, is termed a complete hysterectomy. However, the removal of solely the uterus is a partial hysterectomy.

Although a hysterectomy is more likely in older women, young women in their 20s and 30s do sometimes elect to get the procedure. An average of 500,000 women undergo the procedure annually in the United States.

What is a Hysterectomy Procedure?

There are two common ways to perform a hysterectomy. In most cases, the uterus is removed directly through the vagina. Sometimes, it is necessary to use one of the two kinds of abdominal incisions instead.

What are the Benefits of a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a possible treatment choice for women who suffer from severe endometriosis. It eliminates tissue affected by uterine fibroids as well as pain, and other symptoms associated with the disorder. It also substantially reduces the risk of gynecological cancer.

A hysterectomy will stop the monthly menstrual period and eliminate the possibility of becoming pregnant in the future. Some women who have pain and other symptoms associated with the menstrual period may experience a substantial improvement in quality of life as a result.

It’s important to remember that, although a hysterectomy affects the entire reproductive and hormonal system, it does not affect your ability to get or pass on sexually transmitted diseases. It is still important to practice safe sex, although you will cease any birth control you may use.

Why Would You Need a Hysterectomy?

Conditions resolved or mitigated by a hysterectomy include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Support Problems
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine & Ovarian Cancer
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Conservative treatment should be tried before a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is considered a treatment of last resort when other approaches do not resolve or manage a chronic condition affecting the uterus.

Our providers will try conservative approaches before performing a hysterectomy. For the help you need from caring, compassionate experts, contact Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn.

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13 March 16, 2020

To our valued patients,

In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus, Kettering Medical Center has limited the number of support persons to be allowed on the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units of the hospital.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY only two support persons will be allowed per laboring patient for the entirety of their hospital stay. Kettering Medical Center will be screening ALL non-patient persons entering the hospital for symptoms associated with Covid-19/Coronavirus, including support persons for laboring patients. Any person with any grade fever, cough or respiratory symptoms WILL NOT be permitted to enter the facility. Their policy of no non-patient persons under the age of 14 in the facility remains in effect during this time as well.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 937.771.5100 FOR FURTHER DIRECTION REGARDING YOUR CONDITION.

We realize this is disappointing and upsetting news. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we work to keep patients and staff healthy during this global health crisis.

Please feel free to reach out to the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Huey & Weprin, OB/Gyn

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