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You have been told by your physician that you must have a hysterectomy. Do you know the reasons why? Do you know that there are alternatives to hysterectomy? Do you know if you are a good candidate for another treatment option?
Chances are that if you did not specifically ask, you were not informed about an alternative to hysterectomy. And, if you did inquire, you may have received an unsatisfactory response. You may have been told that "hysterectomy is the best and most reasonable solution in your situation", or that having completed your family, you "don't need your uterus and ovaries any more". Understandably, your reaction to this may have been shock, disbelief or anger and you simply couldn't accept this. You were wondering if there were any alternatives to hysterectomy?
In this site you will find answers to your questions regarding other options besides hysterectomy. While not all women are candidates for treatments other than hysterectomy, most women do have choices. All women should be fully informed about their condition and their options before undertaking definitive treatment.
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faith hill diapers blades of gloryWhy Would a Woman Resist Hysterectomy?
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faith hill greatest hitalanna ubach feet It has been shown that after hysterectomy, even without oophorectomy, women tend to enter menopause earlier, by as much as four years on the average according to one study. During menopause there is a sharp increase in the risk of coronary heart disease. We may conclude then that hysterectomy and oophorectomy are not likely to prolong average life span, rather they may actually shorten it, due to an increase in heart and vascular disease.
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lyrics faith hill lets make loveEstrogen produced by the ovaries reduces the risk of osteoporosis and possibly the risk of heart disease. Estrogen may also help to maintain cognitive and sexual function. Theoretically then, hormone replacement therapy after hysterectomy and oophorectomy could counter the negative effects of estrogen deficiency. However, a recent study (Women's Health Initiative) reports a slight increase in the risk of heart disease, thromboembolic disease, and breast cancer in women on combined estrogen-progesterone (Prempro) replacement therapy. This has led medical authorities to recommend restriction of hormone replacement therapy to be used only for short-term relief of vasomotor symptoms or vaginal dryness. Even prior to this latest study it had been shown that only about 50% of women for whom hormone replacement therapy was prescribed were still taking the medication after 12 months. Overall, only 10% of menopausal women in the U.S. are taking hormone replacement therapy and this percentage is dropping rapidly. Given these facts, there is a compelling argument for avoiding unnecessary hysterectomy whenever possible. It is clear that optimal health is maintained by uterine and ovarian preservation, except when cancer is already present or there is a family predilection for cancer.
In a recent long term observational study, hysterectomy was shown to double the risk of fracture in perimenopausal women. Hysterectomy also increased the risk of osteoporotic fractures by 20% regardless of whether the ovaries were removed or preserved.
Swedish researchers published a very large population study that showed that women undergoing hysterectomy are twice as likely to require subsequent surgery for Stress urinary incontinence, the risk being higher within the first five years. The need for organ prolapse surgery increases 50% women with a previous total abdominal hysterectomy, doubles among women with a previous subtotal hysterectomy and quadruples with a previous vaginal hysterectomy.
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songs by faith hillOther long-term adverse effects of hysterectomy have been reported. Some studies, although not all, report that new urinary symptoms such as frequency, urgency, and incontinence occur in 30% of woman after hysterectomy. This may be the inevitable result of bladder denervation (surgically cutting off the nerve supply to the bladder) during hysterectomy. Also, slow propulsion constipation develops in about a third of women after hysterectomy, even without the presence of rectocele. Frequently, hysterectomy leads to sagging of some internal genital organs such as the anterior vaginal wall (dropped bladder or cystocele) and posterior vaginal wall (rectocele). These conditions may cause symptoms such as difficulties in urination, stress urinary incontinence or constipation, difficulty in penetration during intercourse, and vaginal infection. These conditions may be severe enough to require surgical correction.
Emotional health may also be affected by hysterectomy. The uterus has great psychological significance for some women, more so in certain cultures. Although many women have no emotional difficulties after surgery, hysterectomy may be followed by problems such as depression, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction. The issue of sexual function after hysterectomy is complex. Some women feel that by losing their uterus they have lost their womanhood. They may feel that their partner no longer desires them leading to loss of libido. One physical consequence which may result from hysterectomy, and may directly affect sexual function, is shortening of the vagina resulting in pain during deep penetration. The most important effect of hysterectomy on sexual function may be on orgasm. For some women, "deep" orgasm involves rhythmic uterine contractions. Following hysterectomy this important component is lacking and such women complain of a dramatic decline in the quality of their orgasm. For women whose orgasmic pleasure does not depend on uterine contractions, hysterectomy may not lead to a decline in the quality of their sexual response. In fact, many women report that hysterectomy led to an improved sexual life, especially when hysterectomy eliminated major medical problems such as bleeding, pain, and/or prolapse of the uterus. In other women, fear of an unwanted pregnancy always had a negative effect on sexual function and elimination of this fear by hysterectomy has enhanced pleasure.
Finally, many women are strongly opposed, in principle, to the removal of any organ, genital or otherwise, unless absolutely necessary.
In this discussion the drawbacks of hysterectomy have been summarized. As women have informed themselves regarding these issues many have resisted hysterectomy until they are convinced that it is absolutely necessary for their well-being. After 30+ years in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology it remains my firm belief that a woman has the right to decide the fate of her own organs. She should not be made to feel inadequate or disturbed for questioning the necessity of hysterectomy. In fact, I believe that it is the obligation of the physician to present to each woman all of her treatment options in detail, giving her the pros and cons of each option. I believe a physician should do so honestly, even if that particular physician is not capable of providing some of the treatment options. If the patient elects not to have an hysterectomy, it is the obligation of the physician to support her in her decision, even when it means referral to another expert.
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