This is a reality for many women post hysterectomy. The uterus is a muscle that responds rythmically with intercourse producing orgasm for many women. Once the uterus is removed women routinely report lack of sexual response, sensation or desire. Many gynecologists refuse to address this topic or accept this fact. This week we had a patient call the office in tears asking why her gyn had repeatedly denied any association between sexual dysfunction and hysterectomy and yet she was now void of any response or sensation after removing her uterus. She was angry and desperate! This serious and potentially life changing side effect is a reality for many many women. Before removing your uterus…do your research. Hysterectomy can and may alter your life and not in the way you anticipate.
MRgFUS is a relatively new technique in treating fibroid tumors. The MRI technology is used to locate the tumor and ultrasound beams are passed through the skin to ablate or destroy the fibroid. This is a minimally invasive procedure, however long term effectiveness is still being determined. The concern is whether the entire tumor can be destroyed and then what becomes of the decaying and necrotic tissue? Medical studies have shown fibroid tumors can turn malignant when they decay and begin to die. I still believe removing the tumors surgically (female alternative surgery) is the best treatment for positive long term outcomes. Do your research before consenting to any surgery.
As we approach the end of this decade, I am sad to report we are still performing almost 700,000 hysterectomies annually; 500,000 are for non-cancerous diseases like Fibroid Tumors, Endometriosis, and Adenomyosis. Many side effects associated with hysterectomy are irreversible and/or negative like: bladder incontinence, constipation, hormone imbalance and sexual dysfunction-no desire or feeling, as well as emotional and psychological damage. If you are interested in a holistic medical approach and want to keep your organs, please do your research. Our practice as been offering women a laser surgical holistic alternative to hysterectomy for over 15 years. Do not agree to a surgery unless you know it is right for you…..
In my opinion, Hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, is one of the most overrated surgical procedures in this country. Statistics indicate that we perform over 650,000 annually and 80% of those are for non-cancerous conditions like fibroids, adenomyosis and endometriosis. Many doctors will recommend hysterectomy simply to relieve monthly symptoms: heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and abdominal bloating and discomfort, without giving consideration to post surgical long term irreversible side effects. Hysterectomy is mandatory for cancer and in some women for Stage 4 uterine prolapse, however we never advocate hysterectomy for benign diseases like fibroid tumors, also known as myomas and leiomyomas. The uterus has many functions and should be considered worth saving for long term health benefits….dont remove it unless you have to!