Having a hysterectomy is a big step for many women, and if your doctor believes is it necessary, he or she will want to make sure that you understand exactly why the operation is necessary, and all of the reasons for and against having it. Although it is important to be aware of the disadvantages, it is also worth thinking about the advantages of a hysterectomy. Many of the women who come to us for hysterectomies in London will experience some significant health benefits.
One of the biggest advantages of hysterectomies is that they can sometimes relieve symptoms that other, less invasive option have not been able to treat effectively. We often provide hysterectomies in London for women who have tried several other treatments for conditions such as fibroids or adenomyosis unsuccessfully. Finally finding a solution that works can be a great relief.
A hysterectomy can be a very effective way to treat or prevent uterine cancer, even if this was not the purpose of the procedure. Your doctor may also advise you to have your cervix or ovaries removed as well as your uterus, which can prevent cervical or ovarian cancer from developing in the future. If your cervix has been removed, you won’t even need to undergo routine cervical smears any more.
Another advantage of a hysterectomy is that they can remove the need to worry about birth control and menstruation, although using a condom will still be important to protect against STDs. You won’t have to worry about accidental pregnancies or dealing with your monthly period any more, but you should still be able to enjoy a normal sex life, although you may want to discuss HRT with your doctor if your ovaries have been removed.
If you are considering having a hysterectomy in London on your doctor’s advice, it is important that you consider the potential disadvantages as well as the advantages of a hysterectomy for your health and quality of life. Our doctors at 132 Harley Street will make sure that you have all the information you need to make the right decision.