Partial hysterectomy: procedures and recovery

Ovary Hysterectomy partial RecoveryPartial hysterectomy: procedures and recoveryA hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, the procedure is generally performed by a gynecologist instead of a general surgeon. A hysterectomy maybe total meaning the removal of the body, fundus and cervix of the uterus. Or partial, which entails the removal of the uterine body but leaving the cervix in place. It is one of the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedures. The procedure in itself is quite radical and is it renders the patient unable to bear children it is reserved for a few conditions. Like cancers of the reproductive system , prophylactically, in cases of endometriosis, post partum in women in cases of placenta praevia and many others. The need for surgery: the procedure is required in cases of cancer of the reproductive system , prophylactically, in cases of endometriosis, post partum in women in cases of placenta praevia and many others. The procedure is also used in situations of ovarian cancers and uterine cancers, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. The procedure may also be employed in certain cases of very severe cases of pelvic pain, this is only after all other pharmacological options and non surgical options to alleviate the pain have been exhausted.Partial hysterectomy unlike bilateral salpingo oopherectomy in which the removal of both the ovaries along with the fallopian tubes is done. A unilateral salpingo oopherectomy can also be performed this involves the removal of only one of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. These procedures are not generally employed as a means of birth control in people, the method of choice for birth control is tubal ligation, and here the fallopian tubes are ligated in place butte ovaries are left intact. Since a hysterectomy is radical procedure and harm full as a whole to the woman hormone replacement therapy is required post procedure. Mostly the surgeons try and avoid the removal of the ovaries unless it becomes completely unavoidable. In most cases opherectomies are most often performed due to conditions such as ovarian cysts and cancers. In some cases even prophylactic oopherectomies are performed when there is a genetic predisposition to developing cancer. An oopherectomy is equivalent to castration in men, and in certain societies is looked down upon.Side effects related to hysterectomy Women post procedure have also complained of chronic fatigue syndrome. And there is also the possibility to have a decreased libido and hence the sex life generally takes a hit, this however can be avoided by HRT. The risk of a patient developing heart disease post hysterectomy is almost three times normal, and this risk increases almost seven fold if the patient has also undergone a bilateral oopherectomy. Some women even claim that they find there natural vaginal lubrication during sexual arousal highly reduced and in some cases completely eliminated. As a result of this some women opt for laprascopic assisted supracervical hysterectomy, in this procedure the cervix is left in place so that they still maintain certain levels of sexual satisfaction. In certain cases women have also complained about bladder function problems and urinary incontinence. A partial hysterectomy with out the removal of the ovaries may lead some times to an ectopic pregnancy, this as there was perhaps an undetected pregnancy that had yet not descended into the uterus before the surgery.