Uterus is a small pouch in female body where fetus grows and develops. Sometimes due to certain unavoidable medical conditions, uterus needs to be removed. This procedure is carried out by a gynecologist. It may involve either complete removal of uterus or partial removal depending on the problem. Women having fibroids, endometriosis, partial inflammation of pelvic muscles, heavy bleeding, cramping, etc. are recommended this procedure.
Precautions in Uterus Removal Procedure
- Procedure is carried out in order to alleviate suffering but at the same time it is advisable to take certain precautions before deciding to get this procedure done.
- Finding about new methods of procedure is always advisable as new methods and techniques are less invasive than traditional methods.
- Before procedure, doctors recommend avoiding certain drugs such as aspirin or anti inflammatory drugs as these can interfere with the blood clotting process.
- In case you are already taking some drugs, take doctors advice before continuing them.
- Before surgery, patient is asked not to eat or drink after midnight on the night before the surgery is planned.
- After and before Uterus Removal Surgery
- Before undergoing this procedure, talk to your doctor in detail about this procedure so that you are aware about what you are getting yourself into.
- In case you have certain other medical problems, discuss them with your doctor at length so that you do not suffer later on.
- Find about the procedure as well as any new techniques or procedures in the field as newer methods are less invasive than traditional methods.
- After undergoing this procedure, a few days rest is recommended which will depend on the type of operation.
- Pain, bleeding and slight discomfort in abdominal are will be there for some days which will gradually subside.
Recovery- Uterus Removal
- Complete recovery after this operation usually takes 6-8 weeks during which one must slowly increase the level of activity.
- Everything must be done in moderation and overdoing is a strict no-no.
- Doctors usually prescribe pain killers to help in getting relief from pain and other symptoms.
- Antibiotics may be prescribed by the doctor to avoid infection post surgery.
- after sixth week following operation, patient can take baths and slowly and gradually resume normal activities.
- Vigorous exercises must be avoided for some time as it takes some time for the body to heal completely.
- Patient’s undergone vaginal hysterectomy recover faster.
- Women can also resume sexual activity after the body has healed completely and doctors have not said otherwise.