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By Delthia Ricks, Lloyd B. Greig

600 and thirty-three thousand ladies suffer hysterectomy every year within the usa. no matter if you or a family member is thinking about or present process hysterectomy for scientific or own purposes, the choices and data approximately hysterectomy should be overwhelming. This useful source deals the suggestions and recommendation you wish. Written through a favorite obstetrician and gynecologist and via a shopper suggest and advisor to the undefined, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hysterectomy provides authoritative, functional solutions for your pre- and put up- surgical procedure questions, assets of help, and lots more and plenty extra.

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It is the narrow opening into the uterus. The uterus (womb) is a pear-shaped hollow organ about three inches long and two inches wide at its top. Even though the uterus is hollow, it is a very dynamic organ. It plays a role in the monthly menstrual cycle, provides an environment for the growth and nourishment of a developing fetus and produces mild contractile waves as part of the female sexual response. Think of this organ’s interior as having the shape of an inverted triangle, and it is from this cavity that the lining (called the endometrium) is shed monthly as menstrual flow.

Have I explored all of my options? Menorrhagia (mentioned briefly in Question #16) simply means excessive menstrual bleeding. A key characteristic of menorrhagia is that it occurs at the regular time of the menstrual cycle; it generally refers to menstrual periods that last longer than seven days and require in excess of 10 pads per day. For some women, a menstrual period might run even longer, lasting nonstop up to 12 days, and requires even more padding. Cramping and/or more prolonged pain along with severe clotting are typical symptoms of the condition for still other women.

Is this true? It is not unusual to be depressed after major surgery of any kind. It is not unusual to be depressed after major surgery of any kind. While hysterectomy is no exception, by itself it cannot induce a complex psychological condition that persists for months or possibly even years after the surgery. Research—including a landmark study—has proven this point. Immediately after a hysterectomy, especially an abdominal procedure, many patients are not as mobile as they would like to be. There are rules the doctor has imposed regarding bathing, sex, and exercise.

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