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Information on hysterectomy and hormonal imbalance. Whether you’re contemplating elective surgery, have already undergone a hysterectomy or you’re trying to avoid one, you are well served by learning all you can about your options. This introduction to our hysterectomy section will help you find the info you need.
Uterine fibroids — and natural alternatives to hysterectomy, by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. Uterine fibroids are on the increase, and are a leading cause of hysterectomy. While their exact cause is still unknown, hormonal imbalance is clearly a factor. The good news is that there are effective, natural alternatives to surgery.
For women considering elective hysterectomy. There are many reasons why women are advised to consider an elective hysterectomy. Read our update on new treatment options and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
FAQ’s on hysterectomy. We hear such a wide range of questions about hysterectomy. Our readers wonder if they really need one, what surgical menopause will be like, how to recover quickly from surgery, or how to wean from HRT down the road. Here is a list of the most frequent ones we’ve heard over the years.
Endometrial ablation, by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. If you’re considering an endometrial ablation, here are answers to key questions to consider as you make your decision.
Medical (hormonal) management options. Medical management can sometimes help women with symptomatic fibroids, heavy bleeding, or endometriosis to avoid hysterectomy.
Myomectomy for problematic fibroids. Myomectomy involves the removal of a fibroid together with a small portion of the uterus where the fibroid is attached (uterine resection).
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) / uterine artery embolization (UAE). Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), is a technique usually performed by an interventional radiologist.
D&C and hysteroscopy, reviewed by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. D&C and hysteroscopy are common minimally-invasive surgery procedures often used together to remove abnormal or unwanted tissue from inside of the uterus.
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