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    When is a hysterectomy performed for pelvic pain?

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  • Dr David Rosen

    Gynaecologist

    Specialist endoscopic(keyhole) and robotic surgeon with interest in; prolapse and incontinence surgery, endometriosis, menstrual disorders including complicated hysterectomies by keyhole surgery, Essure hysteroscopic sterilization as … View Profile

    Hysterectomy is a very effective treatment option for heavy menstrual bleeding often causing cyclical pelvic pain. It will also fix pelvic dragging or heaviness andpressure symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. It can only be considered when a woman has completed her family or has decided that child bearing is not desired. In many cases of severe and chronic pain from endometriosis a hysterectomy, often removing the tubes and ovaries as well, is the only way to rid the woman of a lifetime of pain, missed work, pain with intercourse and so on.

    If considering this option, it is important to discuss The individual situation with your gynecologist, preferably one who specializes in surgical gynecology and can offer minimally invasive options to avoid a laparotomy (large incision).

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