What is hysterectomy for menorrhagia?

What is hysterectomy for menorrhagia?

The hysterectomy procedure removes the woman’s uterus by disconnecting it from the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the upper part of the vagina. The surgeon may determine that other reproductive organs or tissue may need to be removed, such as the fallopian tubes.

What does menorrhagia mean?

Menorrhagia is heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Many women have this type of abnormal uterine bleeding.

Does menorrhagia require surgery?

You may need surgical treatment for menorrhagia if medical therapy is unsuccessful. Treatment options include: Dilation and curettage (D&C). In this procedure, your doctor opens (dilates) your cervix and then scrapes or suctions tissue from the lining of your uterus to reduce menstrual bleeding.

Will hysterectomy stop periods?

All women who have a hysterectomy will stop getting their period. Whether you will have other symptoms of menopause after a hysterectomy depends on whether your doctor removes your ovaries during the surgery. If you keep your ovaries during the hysterectomy, you should not have other menopausal symptoms right away.

Can a hysterectomy help with anemia?

Hysterectomy is the second-most-common surgical procedure among premenopausal women. The conditions that lead to the need for a hysterectomy often are accompanied by chronic blood loss that can lead to anemia. Moreover, hysterectomy and myomectomy may result in significant blood loss, which exacerbates the anemia.

Is menorrhagia life threatening?

Fortunately, it’s not a life-threatening condition, but excessive loss of blood, prolonged and irregular periods and bleeding between periods can have a dramatic impact on your life. Menorrhagia is recognised as a medical condition and it is treatable. Your GP can discuss the available treatment options with you.

How can I stop my period without a hysterectomy?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that surgically destroys (ablates) the lining of your uterus (endometrium). The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce menstrual flow. In some women, menstrual flow may stop completely. No incisions are needed for endometrial ablation.

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