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Hysterectomy Surgery in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Overview of Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a procedure in which the uterus is surgically removed. It is one of the most common types of surgery for women. After the removal of the uterus, a woman can no longer get pregnant. In a hysterectomy procedure different portions of the uterus or even some other reproductive parts such as ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed at the same time.

About Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus for the treatment of female medical conditions. The gynecologist performs this procedure for the treatment of a range of medical conditions that affect your reproductive system. A hysterectomy procedure is performed for the treatment of the following medical conditions in women:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Pelvic support problems
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

Who Qualifies for a Hysterectomy?

Women who are suffering from any of the following problems are generally recommended a hysterectomy:

  • Heavy periods - Many women lose a large amount of blood during periods and they may even face stomach cramps and pain.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - PID is an infection of the reproductive system. A hysterectomy helps to remove the damaged womb and fallopian tubes. 
  • Prolapse of the uterus - It occurs when the tissues and ligaments that support the uterus become weak and make it drop down from its position. A hysterectomy will remove the entire womb. 
  • Cancer of the womb - A hysterectomy is recommended to avoid the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. 
  • Cancer of ovaries - A hysterectomy would help remove the part and restrict the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. 
  • Cancer of the cervix - A hysterectomy helps prevent the spread of the disease to other parts of the body.

Why is a Hysterectomy Conducted?

There are various factors due to which a hysterectomy procedure is conducted, following are some of the reasons for performing a hysterectomy:

  • Fibroid tumors - Non-malignant tumors can cause heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.
  • Endometriosis - Endometrial cells grow outside the uterus and may cause chronic pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, and pain during sex.
  • Endometrial hyperplasia - The presence of estrogen without progesterone leads to over-thickening of the uterine lining. This medical condition is common during perimenopause.
  • Cancer - Around 10% of hysterectomy procedures are performed for the treatment of cancer - the cause for which can be ovarian, endometrial, or cervical. 
  • Blockage of bladder or intestine - Due to the growth of the uterus there is a blockage of the bladder or intestine.

Thus, in any of the above-mentioned medical conditions, your doctor would suggest a hysterectomy. Consult a gynecologist to know more.

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What are the Different Types of Hysterectomies?

  • Total hysterectomy - This is one of the most common types of hysterectomy. IN this procedure the entire uterus is removed that includes the fundus and cervix, but not the ovaries. 
  • Hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy - In this procedure, one or both ovaries are removed, and depending on the medical condition of the patient sometimes the uterus and fallopian tubes are also removed. 
  • Radical hysterectomy - This procedure is usually performed in cancer cases. In this procedure, the uterus, cervix, the top portion of the vagina and tissues that surround the cervix are removed.
  • Supracervical hysterectomy - In this procedure, the body of the uterus is removed keeping the cervix intact.

What are the Benefits of a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy can help a woman to improve her quality of life. The procedure helps stop heavy bleeding and gives relief from pain for good. Additionally, a hysterectomy also might be recommended for the prevention or treatment of cancer. In such cases, a hysterectomy helps avoid further medical complications.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

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What are the Risks Associated with Hysterectomies?

In every surgical procedure, there are some risks. Some of the common risk factors associated with hysterectomy are:

  • Infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hemorrhage
  • Injury to the bowel
  • Injury to the uterus
  • Injury to other intestinal organs




After a hysterectomy, when should you contact your doctor?

If you witness any of the following medical conditions you should immediately contact your healthcare professional:

  • Fever
  • Redness, drainage, swelling from the incision site Abdominal pain
  • Increased vaginal bleeding
  • Leg pain
  • Increased pain at the incision site

What are some alternative treatment methods to hysterectomy?

Some of the other treatment options of hysterectomy are as follows:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Exercise
  • Waiting
  • Medicine
  • Vaginal pessary
  • Treatment to shrink fibroids without surgery

What changes are expected after a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a major surgery and recovery can take a few weeks. However, after the surgery, there would be a change in the quality of life. Additionally, other changes experienced by the women are:

  • Menopause (you will no longer have periods)
  • Changes in sexual feelings
  • Increased risk of other health issues
  • Sense of depression


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