Usually, when all other treatment options for problems related to the reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries) have failed, doctors recommend hysterectomy for treatment.
Hysterectomy is a type of surgical procedure, in which mainly the uterus and fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc., are removed from the body if needed. In simple language, people also call it the operation of the uterus.
Before the operation of the uterus, the woman should keep the following things in mind.
1. Why is it needed?
There are some women who do not know why their uterus is being operated on. If you are also one of them, then do talk to your doctor about this, ask him why you need to go through this procedure. Aren’t there other methods for treatment related to the reproductive organ?
2. Prepare yourself
Hysterectomy is a major surgery in which a significant part of a woman’s body is removed from her. After this process, there is hormonal fluctuation in the woman’s body, which affects the sex drive and can also cause some common problems like vaginal dryness.
Therefore, before the surgery, talk to the doctor about the changes in your body and decide if you are ready to undergo the procedure. If you are not mentally/physically ready for a hysterectomy, talk to your doctor about this, they may have another treatment option.
3. Follow Precautions
10 to 15 days before the operation of the uterus, the doctor will tell the woman some precautions and ask her to follow them. Follow all the precautions and tips carefully. Failure to do so may hinder the successful completion of the surgery.
Your doctor will tell you when to stop taking medications and when to stop eating and drinking the night before surgery. The use of aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and blood thinners before surgery is also prohibited.
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4. Check up before surgery
Before the surgery, the woman will have to undergo regular check-ups. Some important tests like- X-ray, blood test, ECG etc. can be done. If after these tests the doctor feels that the woman is not yet ready for treatment, then they will extend the date of surgery. Be sure to tell your surgeon about your allergies, medications, past treatments, etc. Also, follow the precautions given by the doctor sincerely.
5. Choosing the Right Surgery Procedure
There are two types of surgical methods to operate the uterus. One open surgery and the other laparoscopic surgery. In open surgery, a large 6 to 7-inch cut is made in the lower abdomen and then the uterus is taken out by removing the muscle layer.
Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced technique, in which 2 to 3 small cuts of less than half an inch are made to take out the reproductive organ.
Due to the small wound in laparoscopic surgery, recovery is also faster. The uterus can also be separated through the vagina. This procedure is called vaginal hysterectomy.
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6. Recovery time will vary
If you are thinking that Sharma ji’s bride started running in 1 month after uterus operation, then I will also start running in 1 month then you are wrong. When a woman will fully recover after hysterectomy depends on many things like the procedure of surgery, health of the woman, age, immunity etc.
It is possible that you may recover quickly from Sharma ji’s wife, so sometimes the recovery may take more time. However, the woman makes a full recovery in a maximum of 6 to 8 weeks. If recovery takes longer than this, you should consult a doctor.
7. Uterine Operation Can Affect You Personally
Uterine surgery helps you get rid of the problem related to the reproductive organs, but this treatment affects you personally. Some symptoms such as premature menopause, change in sex desire may be seen after hysterectomy. However, you can consult your doctor about this and get treatment for premature menopause and change in sex desire etc.
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8. Will not be able to conceive
In this operation, the woman’s oral reproductive organ is removed, so do not think of getting pregnant again after the procedure is done. If you want to have children, talk to your doctor about it and choose another treatment option instead of hysterectomy to treat fertility disorders.
9. Consult a doctor
Mood swings, feeling lethargic due to the effects of anaesthesia, etc., are common symptoms after a uterus operation. But if a woman sees signs of severe pain, swelling, discomfort, infection, etc., then she should not wait for the symptoms to become acute. In such a situation, immediately consult your gynecologist.
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10. Choose a Good Doctor
Hysterectomy is a major surgery. Doctors do not recommend undergoing a hysterectomy unless other methods of treatment can be used. So choose the right doctor for the treatment of fertility disorders. They will choose hysterectomy only if they have no other means of treatment. Also, if you are about to undergo an operation, make sure that the surgeon has many years of experience.
The operation to remove the uterus is called a hysterectomy. This is a major process. Before undergoing surgery, it is very important for a woman to know some things related to it. Women cannot conceive after the procedure. Experienced doctor should be selected for the treatment and after the treatment complications or symptoms of complications should be talked to the doctor.