Should I Consider a Hysterectomy?

Should I Consider a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and can also involve the surrounding structures such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Most hysterectomies are performed on women after the age of 40, as it eliminates a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant in the future. The decision to have a hysterectomy is not one to be taken lightly. It is a very personal and private choice, even when a physician’s recommendation is strong.

At North Pointe OB/GYN, we want to help women understand why a hysterectomy is sometimes needed and what it can mean for their reproductive health and quality of life.

Reasons to Recommend a Hysterectomy

There are several reasons why your doctor may suggest removing your uterus, especially if you are done having children. Here are the most common conditions that can wreak havoc on your quality of life yet be remedied with a hysterectomy: 

Still Unsure About Removing Your Uterus? 

A hysterectomy is major surgery, but modern technological advances can greatly reduce the discomfort, risk of infection, and recovery time involved. At North Pointe OB/GYN, we are here to help you make an informed decision about getting a hysterectomy. If you do choose to have this procedure, we promise to help you understand every step of the process and make your recovery as seamless as possible. Call our Cumming gynecologists today to schedule your consult.

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