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Katy women experience benefits from complete hysterectomy
Posted by Dr. Taryll Jenkins
The doctors at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine work hard to help women enjoy excellent health without surgical intervention. However, there are situations when complete hysterectomy is the best option. Women in the Katy, TX area might be surprised at some of the benefits of this procedure.
Hysterectomy is surgical removal of female reproductive organs. Complete hysterectomy takes the uterus and cervix, and there are many other variations involving fallopian tubes, ovaries, and sometimes the upper portion of the vagina and lymph nodes when cancer is present. Hysterectomy ends menstruation and ability to conceive a child. It also reduces production of estrogen, essentially triggering menopause, regardless of the patient’s age.
How hysterectomy is beneficial
Stops abnormal vaginal bleeding that cannot be controlled with nonsurgical or minimally invasive methods.
Removes severe endometriosis or uterine fibroids that have become problematic.
Eliminates the source of uterine prolapse, a condition that allows the uterus to drop into the vaginal canal.
Prevents future risk of cervical or uterine cancer.
A common question
Many women considering hysterectomy want to know how the procedure will affect sexual function. Every woman is different. Some experience vaginal dryness or discomfort, similar what occurs after menopause. However, it can be alleviated with prescription creams. In most cases, the situation that caused need for hysterectomy already effectively curtailed intimacy. The procedure restores confidence and physical ability to resume sexual activity. Libido may lessen, remain unchanged, or increase, but there is no medical reason you cannot remain sexually active after hysterectomy, and enjoy it.
Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Falae, and Dr. Torres consider possible alternatives and help you arrive at the best decision for your situation. If you decide on complete hysterectomy, it can be scheduled at one of the hospitals in the Katy area where we have surgical privileges. Call 855-346-8610 to discover your options.
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