Dr Hugo Fernandes
For many women, the term ‘hysterectomy’ can be daunting to hear. While this is certainly a major surgery with life-long implications, it is important to remember that hysterectomies are incredibly common. By understanding the surgery, how it works, and what to expect, you can get a clearer idea of how this operation may be able to improve your own health concerns. In some cases, a diagnostic procedure like a hysteroscopy may be performed before a hysterectomy to examine the uterus. To explain the surgery simply, a hysterectomy is performed to remove a woman’s uterus, also known as the womb. Doing so can help to treat a range of different women’s health issues, including some forms of cancer, endometriosis, and when needed, an ovarian cystectomy to remove ovarian cysts. The uterus is where a baby will grow when a woman is pregnant. Therefore, after the whole uterus is removed during the hysterectomy, you will no longer have menstrual periods and will be unable to get periods. During the procedure, your doctor may also remove your ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Types of Hysterectomy
Candidates for Hysterectomy
- Unusual or heavy vaginal bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Cancer of the uterus, cervix, ovary, or uterine lining
- Uterine prolapse
- Severe chronic pelvic pain
Risks Associated With Hysterectomy Surgery
- Blood clots
- Blood loss
- Damage to other abdominal organs such as the bowel or bladder
- Poor reaction to anaesthesia during surgery
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Your Hysterectomy Questions Answered
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Procedures like this can be intimidating – but you don’t have to take on this journey alone. By working with Fertility Specialist Dr Hugo, you can walk through this process in a relaxed and understanding environment, with a compassionate expert there to answer your questions and ease your concerns at every step of the way. To discuss our hysterectomy procedures or your specific health concerns, we’re only one phone call away. Call now to chat with a friendly team member, or go ahead and book your appointment today.