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Atypia Is NOT An Absolute Indication For Hysterectomy by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Mon 10 Oct 2011 11:52am Question Hi Dr. Ramirez, I'm a Canadian, temporarily living in South Africa. Greetings from Pretoria! I'm 44 yrs old, diagnosed with PCOS at age 33, on metformin 500mg 2/day since then. I've got about 45 pounds to lose and have been slowly and steadily losing pounds since May (5 kg). I've never been able to get pregnant and throughout ... Read on »
This is for the Ladies..Pap Smears after Hysterectomy? by nursejc Posted Sat 25 Oct 2008 12:00am First of all, most people do not understand the purpose of a Pap Smear Test. "Pap Tests" or "Pap Smears" check for changes in the cells of your cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. The Pap test can tell if you have an infection, abnormal cervical cells, or cervical cancer. It does not test for cancer ... Read on »
Hysterectomy Facts by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:36pm 1 Comment -- Approximately 300 out of every 100,000 women will undergo a hysterectomy. -- hysterectomy is surgery to take out a woman’s uterus -- Other organs (cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes) might also be removed if you have severe problems such as endometriosis or cancer. -- Whether or not the ovaries are removed depends ... Read on »
ACOG Statement on Alternatives to Hysterectomy by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:20pm As always, TWSHF strongly suggests that women obtain a second and even a third opinion if a hysterectomy is recommended and that all other alternatives to a hysterectomy are discussed. Also, be sure to read the education brochure, Hysterectomy and Your Sexual Response at The Women's Sexual Health Foundation website-www.TWSHF.org. ACOG NEWS REL ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Left Ureter Kinked During Hysterectomy by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 11:23am In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. To learn more contact: Timothy ... Read on »
Sexual Dysfunction Following Radical and Simple Hysterectomy by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:20pm Below is an important article from the International Journal of Impotence Research: Journal of Sexual Medicine on Sexual Dysfunction concerning the various types of hysterectomy. Int J Impot Res. 2006;18(1):1-18 Sexual Dysfunction Following Radical and Simple Hysterectomy Hysterectomy is the most common pelvic surgery performed in w ... Read on »
Federally-Funded Study Shows More Women Can Avoid Hysterectomy for Common Problem by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:20pm CYPRESS, CA -- December 28, 2007 -- The minimally invasive procedure endometrial ablation is as effective as hysterectomy in solving dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), according to a new federally-funded study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is abnormal bleeding which cannot be attribu ... Read on »
Monday Medical News - Endometriosis After Hysterectomy by Jamee .. Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 5:17am As Endometriosis Awareness Month draws to a close, I just had to post an article related to endometriosis & hysterectomies. The past two weeks I have found myself doing A LOT of research for personal reasons as once again my endo symptoms have returned (even though I am almost 2 year post-hysterectomy). I knew that my hyst was not a cure and ... Read on »
Doctor Appointments/ Updates On ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Doctor Appointments/ Updates On August 30th I had my blood draw for thyroid levels and they came back still supressed which I guess means I'm still hyperthyroid. They were at the borderline level though so we're going to keep me on the 125mg I'm taking now for 4 more weeks, do another blood draw, and if I'm still borderline or more then I'll b ... Read on »
New Study Finds Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Increases Risk of Death, Outweighs Benefits by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Apr 2009 11:57pm We just received the below release on a very important study. Traditionally, ovaries have been removed during a hysterectomy ( removal of the uterus), but this study reveals risks that women need to be aware of before they say yes to having their ovaries removed. You may want to just say "no". But it is important to understand the risks and benefit ... Read on »