Uterus Removal

Author Message
Steven L
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 – 2:59 pm

Dear Dr.Junco Jr.,
My wife’s OB is suggesting the she has her uterus removed and leave her ovaries, so to not put her into menopause. Is there still side affects from this surgery that we should be aware of like hormones imbalances, sexual dysfunction, and or long recovery time. my wife is only 29 yr. old and has had numerous ovarian cycsts removed, heavy vaginal bleeding, very tender breast, and pain during intercourse.
Your comment would be much appreciated!!

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 – 3:36 pm

Dear Steven-
Thank you for this email…
You hit the nail on the head with the post hysterectomy complications….women can experience sexual dysfunction, hormone imbalances, depression, early onset of osteoporsis and heart disease, as well as prolapse of bowel and bladder.
Your wife is far too young to even consider this option….especially as a first line of defense.
Her symptoms may be related to forms of endometriosis(please read the website sections on endo and adenomyosis) which can be successfully treated without removing the uterus. Please do your research carefully and get several opinions before having a hysterectomy…that is irreversible surgery and you and your wife may not like the final outcome.
Please let me know if we can assist your further.