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hysterectomy

hi stuh rek tuh mee

  • n  surgical removal of the uterus

  • Given these alternatives, hysterectomy should be the last resort, Parker says, not the first option.
  • She had been laid up half the summer recovering from a hysterectomy.
  • The Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services (HERS) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about hysterectomy.
News & Articles

  • Cause of painful sex should be investigated
    Dear Dr. Roach: This is a subject I am reluctant to discuss, but I am at my wits' end and don't know what to do. I am 61 years old. I had a vaginal hysterectomy two years ago because of prolapse. I also have had a bladder lift (about 15 years ago). Everything seemed to have gone well. Once I recovered and was allowed to resume sexual relations, I discovered that I could no longer tolerate ...
    June 10, 2013 - Detroit News
  • When is a full hysterectomy warranted?
    Dear Dr. Roach: When is a full hysterectomy called for, as opposed to a partial one? I have a cyst on one ovary that has not changed in three years. My doctor has been watching it via ultrasound every six months. She says that in my stage of life (long past menopause, I went through it early at 39, I'm now 57), ovaries are nothing more than cancer makers. I also have a fibroid in my uterus (she ...
    June 6, 2013 - Detroit News
  • Dr. Roach: Is full hysterectomy warranted?
    Dear Dr. Roach: When is a full hysterectomy called for, as opposed to a partial one? I have a cyst on one ovary that has not changed in three years. My doctor has been watching it via ultrasound every six months.
    June 6, 2013 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Quotes

  • Carolyn Maloney in EmpowHer (blog)
    Maloney, a Democrat from Manhattan, said, "Ninety percent of hysterectomy patients who opt for the surgery have non-cancerous, non-life-threatening ailments for which there are alternative, less invasive procedures. Where is the outrage?"
  • Brian Cox in Scotsman
    She was very ill when she had me,says Cox of his mother. "She nearly died when I was born. I apparently pulled half her womb out when she gave birth. She had to have a massive hysterectomy. We both nearly died. And I think she had a whole...
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones in PR Newswire (press release)
    Right now, hysterectomy is the most common treatment for uterine fibroids, accounting for 200,000, or 30 percent of all hysterectomies in the United States,said Rep. Tubbs Jones. "That is why I am pleased to once again join Senator...

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