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Hysterectomy is surgical removal of uterus usually done in fibroids causing excessive bleeding, uterine cancer,endometriosis and adenomyosis. ... Show More
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Popular Cities in South-africa for Hysterectomy are

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Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital, Hillcrest
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Melomed Claremont Private Hospital, Cape Town
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Frequently asked questions about Hysterectomy in South Africa

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1. What are the tests included before Hysterectomy and what is its cost?

In order to determine the nature and severity of the disease, the surgeon may recommend specific diagnostic procedures such as blood tests, Ultrasound of the Pelvis,  Biopsy of the Endometrium, and Cytology of the Cervix. The cost of all the tests are covered in the package.

2. Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

The pharmacy and prescription costs are covered when a patient is in the hospital. However, if the patient buys prescriptions outside of the hospital, the package does not cover them.

3. How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the Hysterectomy?

Most women who undergo hysterectomy will stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days, maybe longer if the hysterectomy is due to malignancy. Depending on the kind of hysterectomy, recovery time might range from 2 to 6 weeks. Check-ups are normally scheduled 6 to 8 weeks after your therapy is completed. For the first two years, every 3 to 6 months.

4. Is there any post-treatment expense after Hysterectomy?

Surgery recovery might take 2 to 6 weeks. Your wounds may be sore for a week after surgery. For a few days, the patient may feel uneasy and have the urge to urinate. Any expense after the treatment is not covered in the package.  

5. Does insurance cover Hysterectomy?

Yes. Health insurance policies cover hysterectomies. All health insurance policies that cover surgical procedures pay the cost of a hysterectomy. These are largely health insurance policies for surgery.

6. Is there any alternative to a Hysterectomy?

Hysteroscopic examination and care, such as polypectomy (the removal of a polyp), myomectomy (the removal of fibroids), or endometrial ablation, may also be highly helpful, allowing some patients to avoid hysterectomy.   

Pre Procedure

1. Does it hurt?

During the operation, anesthesia or an epidural could be given so it will not hurt. However, minor cramps and discomfort will be experienced after surgery.

2. Do you lose weight after a hysterectomy?

Having a hysterectomy doesn't cause weight loss directly. However, depending on the underlying condition it's treating, some people might experience weight loss that's not necessarily related to the procedure itself.

3. Do your organs shift after Hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy, the other abdominal organs shift slightly to fill the space. Unless extensive surgery is performed the vagina remains the same after a hysterectomy.

4. What is Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the surgery which is done for removing the uterus this is also being done for some other reasons such as uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries, chronic pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding.

5. What are different types of Hysterectomy?

There are different types of hysterectomy depending on the reason of hysterectomy surgeon may choose to remove all or only some part of the uterus.

  1. Supracervical hysterectomy- Only the upper part of the uterus is being removed  by keeping the cervix in place
  2. Total hysterectomy- The whole uterus and the cervix is being removed.
  3. Radical hysterectomy- It removes the whole uterus and the tissues present on the sides of the uterus.

6. Is hysterectomy major surgery?

Yes, Hysterectomy is a major surgery but with the new technological advancement the discomfort and the risk of infection of the surgery is being decreased.

7. How old do you have to be to get your uterus removed?

Women of any age can get their uterus removed but they should be medically fit for it usually women of age 18 to 35 years should consider for hysterectomy because it is necessary for their well being.

During Procedure

1. How long do I need to stay in the hospital?

Hospital stay is for 2 days.

2. What is the duration of the surgery?

It usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

3. How long does hysterectomy surgery take?

Hysterectomy surgery is mainly done under general anaesthesia. This procedure lasts for about one to two hours.

4. How Hysterectomy surgery is being done?

In Hyterectomy surgery, surgeon makes a 5 to 7 inches incision either up to down and from moving side to side across the belly and the uterus is being removed through this incision. In vaginal hysterectomy the surgeon makes a cut in the vagina and removes the uterus through this and then the incision is closed and no visible scar is being seen.

5. How Laproscopic Hysterectomy is being done?

Laproscopic hysterectomy is being done through then a laparoscope in which a tube lighted camera and a surgical tools is being inserted by making a small cut in the belly. Laproscopic  tools are being inserted which helps in removing the uterus. The surgeon performs the hysterectomy from outside the body, viewing the operation on a video screen.

Post Procedure

1. What is the difference between an Open Surgery and MIP Hysterectomy?

Open Surgery operates on the lower abdomen giving incision cuts on the belly to remove the uterus leaving a scar mark.

To remove the same, a MIP approach involves an incision in the vagina or belly with surgical tools and camera also using sophisticated technical assistance. This leaves no visible scar.

2. What happens to your body when you have a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy removes the uterus and the cervix. This procedure leaves the ovaries intact and will not induce menopause.

3. How long does it take to recover?

It takes around 3 – 4 weeks for vaginal and laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy whereas abdominal Surgery takes around 4 – 6 weeks.

4. When can I bounce back to normal activity?

Wait for 6 weeks after surgery to return to work, assuming it is not manual or lifting. You can drive a car when you are comfortable wearing a seat belt and do an emergency stop.

Once the wounds have healed, you can swim and resume sexual activity once the discharge has stopped.

5. How can I become mother if I have undergone hysterectomy?

The only way to enjoy parenthood after hysterectomy is to go for surrogacy.

6. Can you still have an Orgasim after a hysterectomy?

You can orgasm after a hysterectomy, no changes are being made in the vagina after hysterectomy procedure.

7. Why hysterectomy is bad?

Hysterectomy is considered bad because when the uterus is being removed it can result in bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse and incontinence along with the four fold increased risk of pelvic organ fistula.

8. Does a hysterectomy make you tighter?

Hysterectomy is the biggest cause of vaginal shortening because of the removal of the cancerous organs and scarring the vaginal capacity is being reduced.

9. Do you gain weight after a hysterectomy?

Yes, it is possible to gain weight after hysterectomy especially for postmenopausal women also those who have full hysterectomy where uterus and cervix were removed

10. Does your stomach get bigger after hysterectomy?

Yes, you may notice that your stomach has become swollen and puffy after Hysterectomy which will take few months to subside and to recover completely.

11. How long do you have to be on bed rest after a hysterectomy?

Depending on various procedures, the individual may be advised to rest from two to six weeks, with the first two weeks consisting of bed rest.

12. Does your stomach get flat after hysterectomy?

Weight loss is not a side effect of the surgery. Some people may experience some side effects of the surgery which can result in pain or side effects of anaesthesia. This can sometimes results in temporary weight loss.

13. How painful is hysterectomy?

Pain is very minimum after the surgery, you may feel some pain or tenderness at the incision site most women are advised to avoid lifting heavy objects and to restrict themselves from having sex for minimum three weeks.

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