Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility
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Objective: To demonstrate the laparoscopic evaluation and management of a patient with a complex urogenital anomaly presenting with pain, infertility, and use of her urethra for intercourse.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should remain conscious of the possibility of endometriosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer and infiltrating the peritoneum and internal organs of the abdominal cavity, including the urinary tract. Imaging techniques, including CT and MRI, are not always effective in establishing the correct diagnosis preoperatively. PMID: 29953801 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Anterior uterine wall should be explored in the case of symptomatic patients with previous caesarean section scar. Hysteroscopic resection should not be proposed when RMT is
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
ConclusionsSubmucous fibroid resection is a safe procedure, giving good results in symptomatic women with AUB and infertility. Hence, all gynaecologists should be trained in diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and should be able to offer this option to their patients in the spectrum of choices available.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract Uterine leiomyomata are the most common benign tumors of the gynecologic tract impacting up to 80% of women by 50 years of age. It is well established that these tumors are the leading cause for hysterectomy with an estimated total financial burden greater than $30 billion per year in the United States. However, for the woman who desires future fertility or is a poor surgical candidate, definitive management with hysterectomy is not an optimal management plan. Typical gynecologic symptoms of leiomyoma include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)/heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and/or intermenstrual...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Abstract Myomas, also known as fibroids, are a specific characteristic of the human species. No other primates develop fibroids. At a cellular level, myomas are benign hyperplastic lesions of uterine smooth muscle cells. There are interesting theoretical concepts that link the development of myomas in humans with the highly specific process of childbirth from an upright position and the resulting need for greatly increased "expulsive" forces during labor. Myomas might be the price our species pays for our bipedal and highly intelligent existence. Myomas affect, with some variability, all ethnic groups an...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35: 048-055 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636521Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are the most common benign neoplasm of the female pelvis and have a lifetime prevalence exceeding 80% among African American women and approaching 70% among Caucasian women. Approximately 50% of women with fibroids experience symptoms which may include menorrhagia that may result in anemia, bulk symptoms with bladder and bowel dysfunction and abdominal protrusion, dysmenorrhea, and infertility. Hysterectomy remains the most common treatment option for fibroids and concerns have been raised about the overuse of this procedure. ...
Source: Seminars in Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Transplantation of the uterus is required in cases of absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), which are caused either because of uterus deficiency (congenital or after a hysterectomy) or existence of non-functional uterus.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Transplantation & Vascular Surgery: Renal Transplantation Vascular Surgery I Source Type: research
Uterus transplantation (UTx) has been successfully introduced as a treatment option for women with absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI). AUFI representing approximately 3% to 5% of the female general population is linked to either congenital uterine agenesis (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome), major congenital uterine malformation (hypoplastic uterus, fraction of bicornuate/unicornuate uterus), a surgically absent uterus, or an acquired condition (intrauterine adhesions, leiomyoma) linked to uterine malfunction that causes implantation failure or defect placentation. The world’s first clinical uteru...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hysterectomies Endometriosis Women and Girls Infertility Uterus National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Women's Health Network Vogue Dunham, Lena Source Type: news
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