Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus - a seriousan invasion of the female reproductive system, after which the body faces the need for a long and difficult recovery. This type of intervention is in second place in the frequency of distribution among "female" operations.
The uterus can be removed if it hasmalignant tumor, endometriosis, benign tumors, with its prolapse. The operation helps a woman get rid of pain, displacement of internal organs, breakthrough bleeding.
The uterus can be removed abdominally, vaginally and with laparoscopy.
Recovery period after removal of the uterus
The duration of the recovery period immediately after the operation for the removal of the uterus is 1-2 weeks. This is the so-called early postoperative period.
At this time the main tasks are:
- provide the patient in the first days after surgery sufficient level of anesthesia - severe pain after surgery slows down the recovery process;
- provide the patient with proper nutrition with high iron content;
- regulation of the intestine;
- ensuring a regular and sufficient physicalload: already in the first days after removal of the uterus the patient must walk, otherwise the risk of blood clots in the veins of the lower limbs and lungs increases.
In addition to anaesthetics right after the operation, a woman can be prescribed antibacterial drugs, as well as restorative drugs, as needed.
Every day special post-operative sutures are treated with special disinfectant solutions.
In addition, in the early recovery periodit is necessary to remember the danger of developing such a postoperative complication, as internal or external bleeding. Therefore, any changes in her condition, discharge from the vagina, the woman should inform the doctor who observes her.
Rehabilitation period after removal of the uterus
The period of rehabilitation after removal of the uterus takes much longer and lasts until the woman with the removed uterus is fully restored.
The late postoperative period begins 1-2 weeks after the operation.
The most severe is rehabilitation after a cavitary operation. Brackets from the scar are usually taken out a week after discharge from the hospital.
The uterus can also be removed by the vaginal method, but only if it is small in size and in the absence of oncology. This type of surgery can cause various complications.
The most reliable method - laparoscopic removal, has a minimum of consequences and complications.
After removal of the most important female body, it is necessary to strictly follow the doctor's recommendations, which will help a woman to smooth problems when entering a "new" life.
The removal of the uterus causes a sharp malfunction inhormonal background. If you do not apply any treatment, then hormonal fluctuations can last for several years and cause a woman a lot of problems. Therefore, for their prevention the doctor appoints the patient with the removed uterus hormonal means.
Great importance in restoring the health status of women and
To monitor the health status is necessary onthroughout the recovery period to prevent complications, such as bleeding, thrombosis, infection. The woman should also monitor the body temperature (a slight increase is a variant of the norm), the appearance of painful sensations, nausea.