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Taking control
Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis
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)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIAM STACK 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

Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy
Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In light of Lena Dunham's decision to get hysterectomy, an endometriosis explainer
In light of Lena Dunham's hysterectomy, here's a brief explainer on endometriosis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lena Dunham reveals she had a hysterectomy in endometriosis battle
Lena Dunham has talked extensively about her struggle with endometriosis, and now the former "Girls" star has revealed she underwent a hysterectomy to try and end her pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham undergoes hysterectomy after chronic pain
The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham Reveals She Had a Hysterectomy to Stop Pain From Endometriosis
Lena Dunham said she underwent a total hysterectomy — the surgical removal of the cervix and uterus — in an attempt to ease the pain caused by endometriosis. In an essay for the March issue of Vogue, which was excerpted by the Endometriosis Foundation of America, the Girls creator said she had the surgery to address chronic pain from endometriosis, which occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of a woman’s uterus grows in places outside the uterus. Dunham, 31, has been open in the past about her struggle with the condition, which affects about 176 million women across the globe. Dunham wrote in her e...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Cooney Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Women's Health Source Type: news

Lena Dunham reveals she had a hysterectomy in endometriosis battle
Lena Dunham has talked extensively about her struggle with endometriosis, and now the former "Girls" star has revealed she underwent a hysterectomy to try and end her pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham reveals she's had a total hysterectomy
Lena Dunham has revealed she underwent a total hysterectomy to remove her uterus and cervix after enduring years of endometriosis-related pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acessa Health touts Medicaid win
Acessa Health said today that 32 state Medicaid programs now provide access to the company’s Acessa procedure designed to treat uterine fibroids using radiofrequency ablation. The Acessa procedure, utilizing the Acessa system, is designed as a uterine sparing alternative to hysterectomy. The procedure can treat most sizes and locations of fibroids, including those in the uterine walls, and requires no suturing or cutting of the uterine tissue, the company said. The decision from the state-run Medicaid programs adds an additional 20 million women who are eligible to receive treatment with the Acessa system, bring...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health acessahealth Source Type: news

Fewer women are getting hysterectomies
Fewer women are getting traditional abdominal hysterectomies to deal with pelvic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization ASTRO releases endometrial rad therapy guideline (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Plotting the downward trend in traditional hysterectomy
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Fewer women are getting hysterectomies in every state across the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analysts: Japan approves 12 new procedures for Intuitive Surgical ’ s da Vinci
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) recently won approval for an additional 12 procedures in Japan using its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery devices, according to analysts at Leerink Partners. The approvals could represent an additional 200,000 cases in Japan, up from 30,000, Leerink analysts Richard Newitter and Jaime Morgan wrote this morning in a note to investors, citing talks with management, company reports and Leerink Partners estimates. Previously only cleared for prostatectomy and nephrectomy in Japan, da Vinci is now approved for additional colorectal, gynecological and thoracic surgeries, plus gastrect...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy
Do patients undergoing robotic-assisted hysterectomy have increased pulmonary complications compared to those undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests. Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also associated with a higher... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Private Doctors Perform Most Hysterectomies in India - Survey Private Doctors Perform Most Hysterectomies in India - Survey
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Research proves having a hysterectomy before 35, long thought of as “risk free,” QUADRUPLES a woman's risk of heart failure and increases risk of obesity
(Natural News) Studies reveal that a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the woman’s uterus, increased the risk of congestive heart failure by four times and doubles the likelihood of coronary heart disease. The procedure to excise the uterus is considered a standard procedure for treating certain conditions in the regions such as fibroids and endometriosis. However, there is little research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor warns hysterectomy patients should see a GP IMMEDIATELY if they have these symptoms
A HYSTRERECTOMY is an operation to remove the uterus. You should see a GP straight away if you ’re having any of these symptoms after the surgery, according to Dr Renee Hoenderkamp. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Finds Hysterectomy Alone Associated With Increased Long-Term Health Risks
Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy before 35 associated with increased cardiovascular risk
According to a study published inMenopause, women who undergo hysterectomies before the age of 35 are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks
Title: Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - January 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks
The study tracked the health of nearly 2,100 women who underwent a hysterectomy, and a matched set of "controls" who hadn't undergone the procedure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy with Ovarian Conservation Tied to CV Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk particularly pronounced for women 35 and younger (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hysterectomy without ovarian removal may lead to long-term health risks: Study
Women who have hysterectomies without removal of ovaries face increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic issues, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues -- even if they keep their ovaries, new research suggests. " Hysterectomy is the second most common gynecologic surgery, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hysterectomies before 35 quadruple risk of heart failure
A cohort study by the Mayo Clinic has found evidence that the operation to remove the uterus - to treat endometriosis or fibroids - could have mortal implications decades later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study demonstrates increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) In an effort to reduce the associated increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy, more surgeons are opting to leave a woman's ovaries intact. However, a new study shows that women (especially those aged younger than 35 years) having a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation are still at increased risk. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Review Confirms Risk from Power Morcellators in Spreading Uterine Cancer
The FDA confirms that power morcellation used for laparoscopic myomectomy or hysterectomy for uterine fibroids is associated with increased risk for spreading cancer. The review... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotic prophylaxis for elective hysterectomy
Analysis of 37 RCTs suggests antibiotic prophylaxis appears to be effective in preventing postoperative infection in women undergoing elective vaginal/abdominal hysterectomy, regardless of dose regimen. Studies included were old, thus findings may not reflect current practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'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