Hysterectomy


Specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus or womb, cavity that can hold the baby and growth during pregnancy. It is formed by the top or uterine body (where it is the uterine cavity) and the bottom or cervix. Hysterectomy may be total, by removing both sides, or subtotal, extracting only one of these. The decision to perform a hysterectomy may result from uterine fibroids, excessive menstrual bleeding, severe endometriosis, uterine prolapse, cervical cancer, uterine body cancer or ovarian cancer, among other reasons or pathologies. There are several techniques for hysterectomy, may be vaginal (in cases of prolapse), abdominal (with transverse or longitudinal incision and for exceptional cases) or laparoscopic (minimally invasive technique most commonly used). Recovery and return to routine patient will depend on the personal evolution. However, yes it is inadvisable to drive to the pedals correctly and sex during the 40 days after surgery, as it could open the roof of the vagina sutured.

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