Tag: "hysterectomies" at medical news
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
...of daily doses of estrogen for women who have had hysterectomies
or estrogen plus the progestin hormone for women with an intact uterus. The August study, led by the University of California at San Francisco and called the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS), found that hormone therapy appe...
Hormone replacement therapy may be associated with increased ovarian cancer risk
...men with an intact uterus. Women who had undergone hysterectomies
and had used estrogens were not at increased risk of ovarian cancer. Moreover, women who had used estrogens combined with sequential progestins had a 54% increased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer compared with women who had never used t...
UK researchers develop novel treatment for fibroids
...miscarriage. In the UK last year there were 47,000 hysterectomies
and 60% involved fibroids. In the USA around 400,000 hysterectomies
are performed annually for fibroids. Although there are already a number of less invasive and succes...
Women report chronic pelvic pain not taken seriously, survey shows
... "Chronic pelvic pain accounts for 12 percent of hysterectomies
and 40 percent of laparoscopic surgeries. The total costs of treating chronic pelvic pain are more than $2 billion each year," said Dr. Charles Miller, reproductive endocrinologist, gynecological surgeon and medical director of Specialists in Reprod...
Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy
... continued with the Pap smears in women with total hysterectomies
as a way of ensuring they seek yearly health maintenance exams. The Pap smear is a key part of a woman's annual check-up. In its early life in the 1950s, major public health campaigns stressed the importance of women seeking a regular Pap smear for t...
Studies compare hysterectomy vs. other medical treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding
...obstetric reasons. In 2000, approximately 633,000 hysterectomies
were performed, and U.S. women have an estimated 2...heir uterus removed." The authors note that most hysterectomies
are elective and performed before menopause for abnormal uterine bleeding and other non-life-threate...
New study finds significant improvements in pelvic pain, depression after hysterectomy
...s, such as fibroids, Hartmann said. Nearly 600,000 hysterectomies
are performed in the United States annually. Of these, 10 percent of women have pelvic pain as the primary medical indication for the surgery, Hartmann and the co-authors said. The study provides some initial data to use in counseling patients w...
Women need less morphine after hysterectomies with new treatment
Women recovering from hysterectomies
require less morphine to combat pain and are able to recover their lung function more quickly when they receive a combination of two non-morphine-like or "non-opioid" drugs as part of their treatment, a new Queen's study shows. In combination the two...
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
...geons should perform vaginal rather than abdominal hysterectomies
whenever possible in order to cut down on complica... New Zealand and colleagues, women who had vaginal hysterectomies
had fewer infections and high temperatures after surgery compared to those who had abdominal hystere...
New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
DALLAS March 1, 2005 More than 600,000 hysterectomies
are performed every year in the United States at a cost of $5 billion, which doesn't take into account the 144 million work hours lost to the average six-week recovery time. Billie Williams of Grapevine had been considering having one for years, but ...