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The removal of the uterus is called a Hysterectomy. This is major surgery that can
require as much as a week in the hospital (most are overnight stays only) and although
most hospitals and doctors will tell their patients that it only takes a few weeks to
recuperate I have read many reports of a year or longer for recovery after this operation.
Ovaries are not routinely removed during this operation although if scarring from
conditions like endometriosis or PID is severe it may be necessary to remove one or both
ovaries. When the ovaries are both taken out it is called an Oophorectomy and the
premenopausal patients who have this done will experience "surgical menopause". Only
their adrenal glands will be producing Estrogen - and this will usually not be enough to
support their reproductive system, protect against Heart Disease or Osteoporosis, etc.
Removing the ovaries is often chosen by women for preventive purposes - to ease
concerns about ovarian cancer and cysts. But Oophorectomies do not provide 100%
protection because remaining tissues which normally surround the ovaries can still
develop both ovarian cysts and cancer. Many women choose to keep one or both ovaries
to continue to produce estrogen as long as they can.
An interesting point here is that Estrogen raises the amount of HDL ("good") cholesterol
floating around in the human bloodstream while it also lowers the LDL ("bad")
cholesterol and decreases clotting tendency of the blood. Hormone Replacement Therapy
is often suggested by doctors therefore in an attempt to protect against Heart Disease.
Well, Estrogen by itself is most effective for this purpose. However, Estrogen
Replacement Therapy significantly increases the risk of uterine cancer and is therefore
usually given in conjunction with progesterone to reduce this risk. But the progesterone
also moderates the beneficial effect on blood-fats. Estrogen Replacement Therapy is
really considered safe only for women who have had hysterectomies since removal of the
uterine precludes, according to this theory, uterine cancer development.
Another choice during hysterectomy has to do with the cervix. A Supracervical
hysterectomy is one in which the cervix is left intact. Many physicians believe this
reduces the risk of vaginal prolapse in later years. Many women believe that sexual
function is better with an intact cervix. Meanwhile, removal of the cervix would protect
against cervical cancer. In my opinion however, the cancer would still be in the body and
would merely migrate to another location.
As with any major operation all Hysterectomies involve several risks including urinary
tract infections, early menopausal symptoms, or ovarian failure, and other symptoms
which can become chronic such as fever, constipation, fatigue, discomfort during
intercourse, and loss of libido. And of course the operation eliminates any possibility of
If you are considering undergoing a hysterectomy it is important to discuss the following
with your doctor -
1- are there any alternatives for my specific condition that might be worth trying
before we resort to major surgery?
2- is the surgeon skilled in this procedure?
3- will my ovaries be removed and why?
4- is a vaginal or LAVH possible? Is my surgeon skilled in these procedures?
5- will my cervix be removed or left in place and why?
6- how long will I be in the hospital?
7- how long do you think my recovery will actually take?
8- what effect will this operation have on my sexual responsiveness?*
(*these questions came from the Harvard Women's Health Watch Vol VIII #3, Nov
In my opinion, hysterectomy is appropriate only for extreme cases and I fully believe that
experimentation with natural healing methods before resorting to drugs or surgery is the
only sensible approach.
There will be more to this, to be continued.