Hysterectomy is the traditional treatment for relief of fibroid symptoms. Over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed every year in the United States, many of them to relieve symptoms of fibroids. It is estimated that two-thirds of these hysterectomies are not necessary. Your fibroid symptoms can be cured without major surgery. Removal of the uterus has many side effects, both short term and long term.
Hysterectomy Is Permanent
Hysterectomy is not reversible. You will no longer be able to bear children or have menstrual periods. Some women think they are done childbearing but situations can change, and losing the ability to get pregnant before natural menopause can be a problem for some women.
Surgical Risks & Long Term Risks
Hysterectomy is a major surgery carrying the possibility of blood clots, severe infections, hemorrhage, bowel obstruction, or urinary tract injury. Long term risks include early menopause, bladder or bowel problems, and adhesions and scars in the pelvic area. There are also risks associated with general anesthesia and blood transfusions, both of which are common to hysterectomy.
Long Recovery Time
Recovery from hysterectomy, like any major surgery, averages about six weeks. That’s how long it takes for women to return to work as long as the job isn’t too strenuous. Many women find they do not feel fully back to normal until about six months after the procedure.
Many women gain weight after a hysterectomy, largely due to the forced inactivity while recovering. Some women can change their diet and take up an exercise program to lose the weight while others have a harder time after the surgery.
Many women report a decrease in sexual enjoyment after a hysterectomy. Many hysterectomies involve removal of the cervix leading to a loss of pressure, sensation, and internal orgasm during intercourse. Some women report a reduction in libido even when the ovaries have not been removed affecting a woman’s self image and sexual function.
It is common for women to suffer from depression after undergoing a hysterectomy. The reality of losing an internal reproductive organ can lead to a feeling of loss and sadness. Hormones are thrown off balance causing mood changes while dealing with physical changes of recovery. Sudden weight gain coupled with sexual dysfunction following major surgery negatively impacts quality of life and results in depression.
fibrid Procedure can treat your fibroid symptoms without any of the risks and side effects of a hysterectomy. With fibrid Procedure you will still have your uterus without the worry, side effects, and risks of hysterectomy.