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The Connection Between Fibroids And Hysterectomy

Fibroids or uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that originate in the muscular walls of uterus in women. Fibroids are basically the most common types of tumors that can be found it the reproductive system of a female but unlike tumors found in other parts of the body, there is little to fear from fibroids.

Since there are excellent treatment methods available to treat this tumor, there is absolutely no threat of malignancy. Fibroids mostly affect women between the age bracket of 30 and 40 years. Black women are at the maximum risk of contracting fibroids and this disease can be associated with genetics as well.

Some of the symptoms of fibroids include pelvic or abdominal pain as well as swelling. One may also feel the need to urinate again and again which too is a symptom of this problem.

As far as the treatment of fibroids is concerned, hysterectomy is the most common procedure followed. Hysterectomy is basically a process related to the removal of the uterus. While this is not the only one solution, it definitely is opted for maximum number of patients and recommended by most of the doctors as well.

Hysterectomy treatment method is also of many different types, depending upon exactly the nature of your tumor. The following are the broad category into which hysterectomy treatment is divided as far as treating fibroids is concerned.

Supra Cervical Hysterectomy

This is a process in which only the upper part of the uterus is removed and the cervix is left where it is.

Total Hysterectomy

This is a process in which the entire uterus is removed including the cervix.

Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

This is a process in which the ovaries as well as the tubes are removed in order to treat fibroids.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

This is a kind of a hysterectomy procedure which can be done for total hysterectomy or supra cervical hysterectomy but in either case it removes the diseased tissue with the help of a laparoscope before the hysterectomy process is done. This treatment method is usually done in those cases where the patient has a large fibroid which may be difficult to remove by just hysterectomy. There are many benefits of laparoscope hysterectomy and some of them include shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and lesser pain.

Laparoscopic Supra Cervical Hysterectomy

This is a process which allows the doctors to detach the uterus from inside the body by making use of laparoscopic instruments which the doctor can view the ovaries, tubes and the uterus side by side. The main portion of the uterus may be detached in this procedure, the cervix remains intact.

Small incision is made in the lower abdomen to do this process. One of the instruments that is used in doing laparoscopic supra cervical hysterectomy is an electronic moercellator which does the job of cutting the uterus into tiny pieces in order to make sure that the tissue can be removed through the small incision that has been made in the lower abdomen.

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