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Vasectomy and Birth Control

What is vasectomy Vasectomy is a form of permanent sterilization in men, generally adopted by those who do not want more children. Vasectomy however, does not mean castration. This procedure has no adverse effect on the testes as well. It also does not hamper the sexual ability or drive of a man. Vascetomy...
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Hysterectomy and Menopause

Menopause can occur both naturally, and is brought on after hysterectomy. In natural menopause, the menstrual cycle stops as the ovaries stop producing eggs. Natural menopause is experienced by women in the age group of 45-55. Hysterectomy too, results in menopause. Often, medical experts use the term...
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Pregnancy after Hysterectomy

Once hysterectomy has been performed on a woman, she is unable to conceive again. In case of a pre-menopause in woman, hysterectomy puts a stop to the process of ovulation. This leads to a decline in the production of female sex hormones such as progesterone and estrogen. There have however, been 36...
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Recovery from Hysterectomy

Women normally take six to eight weeks to recover from a hysterectomy. They are observed in the hospital itself for one or two days just after the surgery is performed. Experts suggest an examination about four weeks after the surgery. Possible hysterectomy side effects may occur after undergoing a hysterectomy...
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Side Effects of a Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy affects women both physically and mentally. This is because removal of the uterus stalls the reproductive process in a woman’s body. This has a direct effect on the menstrual process in her body. Its side-effect also depends upon certain factors such as the age of the woman, and the kind...
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Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy is the process of removing the uterus through the vagina. In this process, surgeons make an incision on the top of the body inside the vagina, and remove the uterus through the vagina. Unlike abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy does not leave a scar because the incision...
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Total Hysterectomy vs Partial Hysterectomy

Total hysterectomy refers to hysterectomy where both the uterus and the cervix are removed from the body. In case of a partial hysterectomy, only the uterus is removed, while the cervix is left as it is. Both partial and total forms of hysterectomy are recommended to women suffering from fibroids, cancer,...
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Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

This technique uses an instrument called laparoscope for hysterectomy. The laparoscope resembles a telescope, and is lighted. The surgeons make small incisions near the navel and the abdomen. The laparoscope is then inserted into the body, along with small surgical instruments. The surgical instruments...
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Hysterectomy Procedures

Hysterectomy can be performed using different procedures. Also, the kind of hysterectomy performed on a woman may differ. This mainly depends on her reason for needing a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy can be of various kinds: i. Total hysterectomy ii. Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy iii. Partial...
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Pomeroy Tubal Ligation

The Pomeroy tubal ligation technique was devised by Dr. Ralph Hayward Pomeroy, an American gynecologist. While Dr. Pomeroy himself did not publish his method in his lifetime, two of his associates, E. Bishop and W.F. Nelms brought this technique to light in the year 1930. The Pomeroy tubal ligation technique...

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