During pregnancy, uterus houses the fetus and is a pouch like structure in a female body. The surgical removal of uterus can be due to many conditions. In medical terminology, this procedure is known as hysterectomy. In this procedure uterus is removed which can be done by different routes, such as vaginal or abdominal. The cost of getting this operation done varies and is dependent on the complexity of the procedure.
Minimum Requirements for Uterus Removal
- Uterus removal is a controversial procedure as it has become too common and women having mild symptoms are also undergoing this procedure leaving little room for those who have serious complications.
- Uterus removal is necessary for those women who are suffering from cancer of ovaries or cervix.
- For women who are suffering from unbearable pain, cramping, clotting and bleeding during their menstrual cycle, uterus removal is necessary for them.
- Also woman, who does not wish to bear children in future, may opt for uterus removal.
- Fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, etc. also makes this procedure necessary.
Preparation for Uterus Removal
- To make experience of surgery comfortable, it is necessary to make certain preparations before undergoing this operation.
- Consult your doctor regarding date and time of your surgery.
- Know more about the procedure so that you can know what you are going to experience.
- It is also advisable to know about all the pros and cons of this procedure before embarking on this procedure so that the things are clear beforehand.
- Doctors recommend complete blood tests and some other diagnostic tests so as to rule out any problems such as sugar, infections, etc.
- Chest X-rays and EKG is also recommended by the doctors.
- several forms are needed to be duly filled.
Process of Uterus Removal
- Before deciding to undergo this operation it is good to be sure whether this problem can be solved by medications.
- There are several treatments available these days; it is always good to scout all options before taking a big step.
- A new procedure namely laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) has made the process faster, easier and with fewer complications.
- In traditional procedures of removal of uterus, doctors perform the procedure by a large vertical incision in the abdominal wall.
- Patient experiences a little pain and soreness in this area.
- In a relatively new procedure, four tubes are inserted into the abdomen at the sides just below the navel resulting in four small incisions.