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As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis grow somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Hysterectomy always is the last resource in treating endometriosis for woman who has exhausted all the treatments without success, or endometrial tissues has become cancerous, her doctor may suggest some kinds of hysterectomy.
If the hysterectomy is decided, there are questions that the woman may have before hysterectomy and this is the responsibility of gynecologist to address the woman concerns and some medical conditions that the women has must be treated urgently. Otherwise delay of hysterectomy may be resulted.
Most women feel anxiety and depress after the decision of hysterectomy is made. Make sure you find the gynecologist who is willing to listen and answer your concerns. Good doctor always is the doctor who is willing to listen, has the experience and ability to answer your questions in an understandable way. Removing the uterus has more psychological effects than other surgery. If you have feeling of fear of less like a woman after hysterectomy, you should address that to your gynecologist.
I. Joint the local endometriosis group
This is the best place to get your question asked and answers with real life of the women who has been gone through the good and bad time after hysterectomy caused by endometriosis. I have the chance to talk to some of them during the time I was invited to talk about the endometriosis to them. These people are most helpful group. I believe with their answers you will feel more positive about having hysterectomy.
A) Most important questions
1. If my insurance company covers the cost of operation and hospital stay - The administration office or your doctor office is inter connected with most insurance company, you will get the straight answer from them. If not, the cost may be expensive for the surgery and days recovered in hospital.
2. Why certain hysterectomy is necessary and better than other?
3. The year of experience of your gynecologist.
4. Why the operation is necessary at this time? and what is the consequence if not?
5. If you have bad experience about anesthesia on the past, you should address that to your gynecologist?
6. The risk and complication during and after hysterectomy.
7. How long will the surgery take. Most hysterectomy require about 2 hours to complete depending on the underlying problem, sometimes it may take longer.
II. Other questions
1. What types of hysterectomy has less impact to my physical appearance and most effectively treating my problem?
2. What will I feel when I wake up after hysterectomy?
3. How long before I can be back to do my normal activities?
4. How long will I have to stay in the hospital?
5. Will the surgery limited my sexual activity and when I can resume my sexual activity?
6. Will there be any risk that I will have to go back for another surgery?
7. Will the surgery alter my hormone balancing?
8. How Do I prepare for the surgery?
9. I have previous health conditions, does that need to be address first?
10. I am taking some kind of medication now, do I have to stop to prepare for the surgery?
11. When can I leave the hospital? and when I can go back to work?
12. What types of symptom that I may have after surgery?
13. Will hysterectomy will bring on menopause?
14. Will I have my menstrual cycle again after surgery?
15. Will the symptoms of irregular menstruation re appear again after surgery.
You might think of other questions, that needed to address talk to your gynecologist. Do not go into the operation without having your gynecologist to answer all your concerns.
Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.
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