What is Hysterectomy Surgery?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure used for removing all or particular parts of the woman’s uterus. Specifically, this surgical removal is performed to treat the cancerous symptoms, heavy bleeding and chronic pain that are hard to be managed using less invasive procedures.
The hysterectomy surgery may also be used for removing parts other than uterus which include cervix, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Reasons for having a Hysterectomy Surgery
- Prolapsed Uterine
- Cancer in uterus, cervix, or ovaries
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Adenomyosis, or a thickening of the uterus
- Chronic pain in the pelvic region
Types of Hysterectomy
- Radical hysterectomy:Used for removing uterus, cervix, and ovaries.
- Total hysterectomy:Used when the only uterus and the cervix needed to be removed.
- Subtotal or partial hysterectomy: Removes the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix and ovaries.
Recovering From Hysterectomy
Recovery after the hysterectomy varies from patient to patient. This is because the type of surgery performed widely depends upon the reason. However, irrespective of the type of surgery performed patients are advised not to swim or take tub baths at least up to six months. Furthermore, during the stages of recovery, the patient might expect some discharge, but if heavy bleeding or pus is encountered along with discharge then it must be reported immediately.