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'I begged doctors for a hysterectomy at the age of 28'
The pain of endometriosis has plagued Carrie-Mae Macmillan for most of her life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Patients only use about half of Opioids prescribed after hysterectomy
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren ’ s story
The post Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had my hysterectomy 10 weeks ago today and what a rollercoaster it’s been thus far! It was a tah bso (total abdominal hysterectomy and ovaries removed). I had it due to a large melon sized fibroid that was sat on top of my womb and growing fast (did 2 years watch and wait with scans, blood tests, hysteroscopy etc.). I refused the coil due to 2 pregnancies with a coil in years ago in my 20’s. I tried tablets to shrink my fibroid but felt dizzy so came off them quickly. I had heavy painful periods due to the f...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids surgical menopause tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I gave myself a light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel as I believe in putting all my chances on my side when it comes to surgeries. I researched and prepared myself well before my hysterectomy. For ex; what to eat, before and after, making sure I bring home meds that do not cause constipation… I had a chart on the fridge that reminded me what I can or cannot do on a weekly basis, (it also helped my husband realise how long a process it was!). I looked forward to the coming weeks whi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Africa:The Trial Explained
[The WOMAN Trial] The WOMAN trial, coordinated by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is an international clinical trial of the effect of tranexamic acid on death, hysterectomy and other maternal outcomes, in women with PPH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Growing Up with a Psychotic Mother
I was ten when my mother had her first psychotic break. It was May. I was looking forward to lazy summer days at the pool, an art camp, a stack of Babysitters Club books, and daydreaming about my first crush, a boy with a splay of freckles and a mop of dark hair. Instead, I was forced to grow up too soon. This meant wearing deodorant and shaving my arm pits. It also meant seeing my mother in a state of complete psychosis, one in which she thought maybe she had killed the postman or the neighbor girl. “I didn’t. Mean. Tokillthepostman.” Her words were all wrong, strung together in a series of hiccups a...
Source: Psych Central - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Leslie A. Lindsay Tags: Bipolar Depression Essays Family General Personal Stories Psychology Bipolar Disorder delusions hallucinations Hospitalization involuntary hospitalization Manic Depression Manic Episode Psychosis psychotic mania Source Type: news

Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean ’ s story
The post Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Irmagean shares some practical preparation and knowledge of her hysterectomy earlier this year. In 2011 I was referred to an OB to discuss my heavy periods as a result of fibroids, at that time she suggested an IUD. While it was good having no periods with the IUD, I was having a period every day with light bleeding which required a light panty liner. I removed the IUD after a few months. In 2013 I changed family doctor as my previous one moved. I was referred to another OB. He suggested Fibristal...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Woman who says she was misled into hysterectomy speaks out
She says two of her doctors and a nurse practitioner falsely told her she had cancer-causing genes and needed a double mastectomy and hysterectomy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon woman sues over hysterectomy, double mastectomy  
Elisha Cooke-Moore, 36, is suing her doctors and nurses in Oregon for giving her incorrect test results and performing what she claims was an unnecessary hysterectomy and double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-surgical fibroid treatment in the pipeline
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted pharmaceutical company Allergan ’s application for U.S. sales of an oral treatment for uterine fibroids, a condition that causes excessive bleeding and that is most commonly treated with a hysterectomy. Two other companies, Bayer and AbbeVie, also are developing oral medications indicated to treat uterine fibroids, per The Wal l Street Journal.  Allergan (NYSE:AGN) is seeking approval for ulipristal acetate (UA), a selective progesterone receptor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Woman says she was misled into mastectomy, hysterectomy
A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause
(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Hysterectomy options
Hysterectomy, or the surgical remove of a woman's uterus, is a common gynecologic operation in the U.S. Dr. Megan Wasson, a Mayo Clinic medical and surgical gynecologist, says before a woman heads to the operating room, she should be aware of the various surgical and nonsurgical options available. https://youtu.be/V295f5LBZl0 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

No Risk for CVD, Ca With Vaginal Estrogen Use (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings were similar among those with or without hysterectomy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: The hysterectomy decision
"The first thing a woman should ask prior to proceeding with a surgical procedure in the form of a hysterectomy is whether there is any other management she can utilize to address whatever issues she?s having," says Dr. Megan Wasson, a Mayo Clinic gynecological surgeon. She says many factors must be considered when deciding to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Uterine-Sparing Procedures for Leiomyomas Have Trade-offs Uterine-Sparing Procedures for Leiomyomas Have Trade-offs
Uterine-sparing procedures for uterine leiomyomas had small but significant differences in risks for reintervention, subsequent hysterectomy, and subsequent complications, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics cut infection risk in obese women after caesarean
Surgical infection less likely if obese women take prophylactic antibiotics for 48h after C-section Related items fromOnMedica Infection risk after caesarean 2.4 times higher in obese women Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Wide European variations in C-section rates Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You Think
The pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause. At first, the replacement hormones—mostly a combination of estrogen and progestin to replace what the body stops making after menopause—were seen as a panacea. Doctors thought they could not only relieve hot flashes and night sweats, but also prevent chronic aging diseases like heart problems and weakening bones. But studies then found that the supplement hormones could lead to a higher risk of breast cancer—and that they didn’t protect the heart after all. In the l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs estrogen Hormone Therapy hormones for menopause hot flashes night sweats progestin Reproductive Health treating menopause Source Type: news

Acessa Health touts data from 10-year review of uterine fibroid treatment
Acessa Health today touted data from a 10-year systematic review and meta-analysis of its Acessa system designed to treat uterine fibroids and comparable procedures, touting reduced blood loss, hospitalization time and readmission rates. Data from the 10-year review was presented at the MIS Week 2017 conference by Dr. Yelena Havryliuk of Weill Cornell Medical College. The review included assessments of 143 journal articles from between 2006 and 2016 and a quantitative synthesis of 45 studies during that time, Austin, Texas-based Acessa Health said. “I have used the Acessa System and been impressed with minimal blood ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health acessahealth Source Type: news

Hysterectomies: Thousands of UK women can receive new ways to cure fibroids - experts
SOUL singer Beverley Knight looked the picture of health when she posted snaps of herself on social media last month, relaxing in a swimming pool at a fitness retreat in Portugal. The usually super-fit star was recuperating after a hysterectomy earlier in the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization UFE fertility rates compare to surgery UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Uterine Fibroids, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Many American women with uterine fibroids don't know there's a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds. " Misperceptions about uterine fibroids and the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure
One woman said the pain "felt like I was dying" after her Essure sterilisation implant was fitted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases
This study, the first to examine potential adverse health effects in users of vaginal estrogen compared with non-users, suggests that vaginal estrogen therapy is a safe treatment for genitourinary symptoms such as burning, discomfort, and pain during intercourse associated with menopause.AUTHORSThe paper ’s authors are Dr. Carolyn Crandall of UCLA; Kathleen Hovey of the State University of New York at Buffalo; Christopher Andrews of the University of Michigan; Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of City of Hope; Marcia Stefanick of Stanford University; Dr. Dorothy Lane of the State University of New York at Ston y Brook; Dr. Jan Sh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Olympus study of next-gen power morcellator draws criticism
Olympus (TYO:7733) is receiving criticism after moving forward with plans to revitalize its powered morcellator devices, with a new 140-patient trial planned, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Power morcellators, which use a cutting tip to shred and remove uterine tissue, have been implicated in the spread of a lethal cancer that can masquerade undetected as benign fibroids. The devices designed to be used to remove benign uterine fibroids, but when used on malignant tissue, can spread cancerous cells throughout the abdomen. Olympus won FDA 510(k) clearance for a next-generation laparoscopic PK morcellator,...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology Source Type: news

New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life
What to know about the new research on C-sections. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: New study finds link between C-sections and hysterectomy complications later in life
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss what women should know about the new study. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy
Past cesarean increases risk of reoperation after hysterectomy by more than 30% Related items fromOnMedica Baby-led weaning doesn ’t reduce chances of obesity Hunt orders inquiry into baby deaths High Court says doctors can withdraw ventilation from baby Charlie Poor nutrition in pregnancy ages baby ’s heart Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy
Past caesarean increases risk of reoperation after hysterectomy by more than 30% Related items fromOnMedica Baby-led weaning doesn ’t reduce chances of obesity Hunt orders inquiry into baby deaths High Court says doctors can withdraw ventilation from baby Charlie Poor nutrition in pregnancy ages baby ’s heart Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

C-Section Now, Hysterectomy Complications Later?
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of reoperation vs women with vaginal delivery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications
A history of cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of complications with hysterectomy, and only a small part of the extra risk is adhesion-related, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked?
The post Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked? appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. There is growing body of research evidence suggesting that adults who have experienced childhood abuse are more likely to have health problems than those without these experiences. Since the early days of the Hysterectomy Association, over 20 years ago, there have been a significant number of women self-reporting some form of abuse in their past history. The types of abuse they talk about ranges widely from sexual and physical to bullying, often experiencing more than one type with more than one person involved at different tim...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Research abuse physical abuse sexual abuse Source Type: news

TransEnterix touts 1st micro-laparoscopic robotic surgeries with Senhance
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) today touted that its Senhance Surgical Robot system was used in the 1st 3mm micro laparoscopic robotic surgeries globally. The surgeries were performed at France’s CHU Saint-Ètienne and at Rome’s Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, the Research Triangle, N.C.-based company said, by Dr. Celine Chauler, Dr. Salvatore Aletti and Dr. Gabriele Barabino. “Patients are consistently interested in the least invasive approach possible. Utilizing 3mm microlap instruments with the Senhance Surgical Robot creates a virtually scarless approach with the precision of robotics to contr...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose — not form — matters
FINDINGSWhen it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered — taking a pill versus wearing a patch on one’s skin — doesn’t affect risk or benefit, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have found. But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, the dosage does. Higher doses, especially over time, are associated with greater risk of problems, including heart disease and some types of cancer, especially among obese women.BACKGROUNDThe Women ’s Health Initiative established the potential of estrogen therapy to increase or decrea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SIR calls for 2018 meeting abstracts
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is inviting submissions of original...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Prostate artery embolization effective long term SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS SIR taps new president, bestows 3 gold medals SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds
Approximately one in 11 women who undergo hysterectomy for benign disease make potentially avoidable visits to the emergency department within 30 days of the surgery, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?
Title: Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surrogate mum hands over her first baby to cancer survivor
Sarah Holder from Birmingham became a surrogate for Katy-Ann McGlade from Motherwell, giving birth to a son Grayson after his mother had a hysterectomy after battling cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridgend mother-of-two has a hysterectomy at 28
Nicola James, from Bridgend, Wales, smashed plates, berated loved ones and almost lost her job due to her constant periods that happened for two weeks every month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker, Smith & Nephew square off over total knee replacements
(Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technological advance to gain them significant market share. Now U.S.-based Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Britain’s Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) believe that is about to change, as robots give them an edge. Robots should mean less tr...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical johnsonandjohnson Smith & Nephew Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian ’ s story
The post Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story is this which I hope will help others, as I feel I could and should have been given more information regarding exercises for pelvic floor muscles. I have since suffered another prolapse after my hysterectomy, this time a rectocele prolapse at the beginning of April 2017, I suppose because I have overdone things, but had I been given more information, perhaps this could have been prevented. I first suffered a prolapsed uterus in September 2016 and had a LAVH on 19th Dec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories pelvic floor exercises prolapse rectocele Source Type: news

Laparoscopy: illustrated
Injuries and conditions requiring keyhole surgery, including shoulder surgery, nasal surgery and laparoscopic hysterectomy. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Surgery Source Type: news