Posts Tagged ‘Hysterectomy’

When the rules go awry! part 2

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

It is also possible to take anti-inflammatory or antihemorrhagics the first three or four days of menstruation. “These drugs are, in my opinion, more effective than progestins, without their disadvantages”.

IUDs with progesterone (Mirena), seem to have better efficiency, with 88% of positive results in three months.

Curettage of too frequent

When these treatments are ineffective and that the woman has no desire to have children, there are treatments aimed at reducing the lining of the uterus (endometrium), causing menstrual bleeding.

Performed under general anesthesia, curettage was the procedure most commonly practiced in France. Yet its efficiency is poor (50% good results) and often transient. Also are possible complications (perforation). (more…)

Hysterectomy in the five questions

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus is to surgically remove the uterus. In France, a 85 000 women are affected by this operation each year, usually between 45 and 50 years, following a benign pathology.
Well controlled by surgeons, hysterectomy is a common procedure that improves the quality of life of patients. It may still worry. What are its indications, risks, consequences? All explanations to understand and live better response.

Why is a hysterectomy?

The hysterectomy is usually offered when there is no alternative or drug treatments or preservatives are cons-indicated or ineffective. Its main indications are bleeding and / or pain caused by benign conditions ( fibroids , adenomyosis …). It can also be used to treat certain prolapse or gynecological cancers .
Total hysterectomy is the most common. It involves removing the uterus and sometimes entirely certain neighboring tissues such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Hysterectomy or subtotal, let up on the cervix. (more…)