By Dr Krishna Kumari
Senior Gynecologist & Obstetrician,Laparoscopic Surgeon
Published on 1/05/2022
- What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Why is a Hysterectomy Performed?
- Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Precautions before the procedure
- Recovery period
- Risks and complications
- Side Effects
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Consult Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Doctor
What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Why is a Hysterectomy Performed?
- Abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding that is not controlled by other treatment methods.
- Severe pain with menstruation that is not controlled by other treatment methods.
- Uterine leiomyomas or fibroids (non-cancerous tumors).
- Increased pelvic pain related to the uterus but not controlled by other treatment.
- Uterine prolapse (uterus that has "dropped" into the vaginal canal due to weakened supporting muscles) leads to urinary incontinence or difficulty in defecation.
- Cervical or uterine cancer or abnormalities that may lead to cancer for cancer prevention.
- Conditions with the lining of the uterus such as hyperplasia, recurrent uterine polyps, or adenomyosis.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Precautions Before the Procedure
Risks and complications
- Anesthesia problems
- Injury to internal organs
- Bleeding and infection
- Offensive vaginal discharge or heavy bleeding
- Severe nausea or vomiting
- Inability to empty the bladder or intestines
- Severe pain
- Blood loss and risk of blood transfusion
- Damage to surrounding areas, such as the bladder, urethra, blood vessels, and nerves
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs
- Side effects related to anesthesia
- The need to switch to an abdominal hysterectomy from one of the other techniques
Frequently Asked Questions:
A hysterectomy is a significant surgical surgery that involves the removal of the uterus, as well as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix.
The first few days following your procedure, you may experience pain and discomfort in your lower abdomen. You may also feel some pain in your shoulder.
Sometimes a laparoscopic hysterectomy does not require a hospital stay. As you heal, you will likely notice bloody vaginal discharge in the days or weeks after the procedure. This is completely normal.
These risks include:
- Major blood loss
- Damage to surrounding tissues, including the bladder, urethra, blood vessels, and nerves
- Blood clots
- Side effects of anesthesia
- Intestinal blockage