Hysterectomy & Myomectomy

Is your gynecologist telling you that you need to have a hysterectomy?

Are you seriously considering going through with it?

Hold your horses, read this article, and please reconsider. Sharing just a few moments of your time with the Aboriginal Medical Association will expose a most sinister underlying motive that your trusted doctor will never share with you.

Caution: Numbers Never Lie

  • The United States performs more hysterectomies than any other country in the world.

  • There are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States each year.

  • At least 300,000 out of those 600,000 hysterectomies are due to uterine fibroids

  • 78% of all hysterectomies are performed on African American women

REPEAT!!!
78%...of 600,000
That's an astounding 468,000 African American hysterectomies per year!!!
...and 234,000 of them are due to uterine fibroids.

According to a report published by Obstetrics & Gynecology 75% of hysterectomies do not follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. Translated into laymen's terms, 75% of the hysterectomy surgeries were unnecessary.

What are the risks & complications of hysterectomy?

Like all surgical procedures, hysterectomy carries short-term and long-term risks (see Tables 1 & 2).

Table 1. Summary: Short-term Risks of Hysterectomy
Infection Infection of the bladder, chest, abdomen may necessitate you to return to the hospital for antibiotic treatment. Wound infection may also occur.
Urinary problems Kidney/bladder infection or urinary incontinence. The risk is higher for radical hysterectomy.
Blood clots Can happen in the veins in the leg (DVT) or pelvis. The risk is increased by smoking, inactivity, excess weight and oral contraceptives.
Haemorrhage Excessive blood loss during or after the operation which requires blood transfusion.
Adverse reactions Nausea/vomiting can occur due to anesthetics.
Adjacent organ perforation This can happen to the bowels, bladder or urethra. If perforation occurs, you may have to undergo another operation to remove adhesions.

Table 2. Summary: Long-term Risks of Hysterectomy
Urinary Incontinence Small risk following damage to the pelvic nerves.
Early menopause Occurs when the ovaries are removed. This also happens when there is no removal of ovaries in women who were not yet menopausal prior to surgery, due to the decrease in blood flow to the ovaries after hysterectomy.
Lack of orgasm Occurs when the cervix is removed.
Prolapse Intestines and bladder can descend towards the bottom which can lead to constipation and/or urinary incontinence/inability to control bladder and pain in sexual intercourse.
Mood Depression/sadness due to a feeling of losing your femininity.

The area of the womb affected by the following hysterectomy procedures is illustrated in blue:

So…what are those clandestine motives?

First, we'll give you the facts:

  • Hysterectomies cost US patients over $5billion per year just for the procedure

  • An additional $5billion is spent annually on the hormone therapy following surgery

  • Hormone therapy has been conclusively proven to cause breast and ovarian cancer

Again, numbers never lie, so let's do some quick math:

  • $5billion per year on the hysterectomy procedure

  • 78% is spent by African American women

  • That's 78% of $5billion = $3.9billion

  • Now, there being 468,000 African American hysterectomies per year…

  • So that's $3.9billion divided by 468,000

Drum roll please…

  • That's $8,333 on average per hysterectomy

  • And let's not forget the ongoing post surgical hormone therapy which will cost an additional $8,333 per year

These figures may not be a concern to those whose medical insurance premiums cover the procedures and follow-up medications, but the sad truth is that a vast majority of African American women, especially younger women, don't have benefits that will include uterine surgeries.

Our young women visit their physicians with complaints about cramps and heavy bleeding during menses. These are the two most common and early symptoms of fibroids. 95% of patients with these symptoms are not tested to detect possible fibroids. In fact, a simple change in diet would eliminate the developing fibroids and save the imminent thousands of dollars, not to mention the impending pain and suffering. Instead they are prescribed estrogen pills to "regulate" their cycles.

Problem no.1:

Fibroids absolutely thrive off estrogen, so thanks to the doctors' orders, would-be tiny fibroids will always develop into full-sized mature tumors.

At this stage there are few other options to a hysterectomy:

The Myomectomy

A myomectomy, aka Fibroidectomy, is the surgical removal of just the fibroids depending on their size and location.

Unfortunately not many gynecologists are skilled enough to perform this procedure and will recommend hysterectomy to save face.

As a result, myomectomies costs more; the national minimum cost being $10,000.

How many types of myomectomy are there?

There are 2 different types of abdominal myomectomy: (a) laparoscopy (keyhole) and (b) laparotomy (open abdominal). Key features of the two techniques are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3. Types of Abdominal Myomectomy
Type of operation What is? Type of anesthesia Hospital Stay Recovery time
Laparoscopy (keyhole) Through a keyhole cut, uses a surgical instrument to remove the fibroids. General by injection and inhalation and local. 1 day or overnight stay. 1 to 2 weeks
Laparotomy (Open) A cut is made in the abdomen to remove the fibroids. General: injection and inhalation. 3 to 5 days (in some cases, 7 days) 4 to 6 weeks

A. Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery

Generally speaking, the surgeon performs the following:

  1. Insert a catheter into the womb (uterus). Carbon dioxide gas is pumped in to inflate the abdomen to create the space for him/her to work.

  2. Inject a blue dye to stain the womb cavity which makes it easier to locate the fibroids.

  3. Make a small incision (cut) in the navel.

  4. Insert the laparoscope (a specialized endoscope with fiber optic tube attached to a viewing device) into the womb to examine the abdomen.

  5. Make two or 3 additional incisions in the abdomen. He/she will insert a special laparoscope through these incisions to find each fibroid and remove it surgically.

  6. After removing the fibroids, they are cut into pieces by special instruments and removed, and if necessary, the wall of the womb is repaired.

  7. When the removal of fibroids is completed, as much gas as possible is removed.

  8. Close up all incisions with either stitches or clamps/staples at the end of the operation.

B. Open abdominal surgery

Your surgeon performs the following:

  1. Insert a catheter into the womb (uterus) through which he/she injects a blue dye to stain the womb cavity which makes it easier to locate the fibroids.

  2. An opening is made in the abdomen. In some cases, more than one incision is required. Generally, your scar will look like a hair line bikini (a) or vertical (b) as shown below.


What are the risks or complications of myomectomy?

Like all operations, myomectomy carries risks and complications. Table 4 summarizes the general risks/complications applicable to both open abdominal and keyhole myomectomy.

Table 4. Possible Risks/Complications of open abdominal and keyhole myomectomy
  • Excessive bleeding during the operation requiring blood transfusions.
  • Anemia due to blood loss during the operation and post-operation.
  • Adverse reactions due to anesthetics.
  • Puncture of bowel or bladder during surgery.
  • Opening of the womb or bowel during operation.
  • If a large fibroid is removed, the wall of the womb may be weakened leaving a deep wound.
  • Blood clot in legs (deep vein thrombosis) or sometimes, part of this clot can break off and travel to the lungs (known as PE). This can cause shortness of breath or even occasionally be fatal.
  • Wound infection.
  • Pelvic adhesion that can cause pain and/or bowel blockage, which may require surgery in the future to correct this.
  • Risk of conversion to hysterectomy (although this is very low).
  • A keyhole (laparoscopic) myomectomy may be converted into an open abdominal procedure for effectiveness and safety reasons.
  • Eventual re-growth of fibroids. Re-treatment rates for over 5-10 years are 10% for single myomectomy and 25% for multiple myomectomy. For laparoscopic (keyhole) myomectomy, symptoms can recur in up to 2 in 5 cases within 5 years.
  • Special precautions in pregnancy: consideration for the need for caesarean section delivery.
  • Possible heart attack due to strain on the heart.
  • Death due to severe complications during or after the operation.

What are the specific risks for keyhole myomectomy?

In addition to the above risks and complications, keyhole procedure carries its own specific risks (Table 5).

Table 5. Specific Risks/Complications of keyhole myomectomy
  • Damage to the bowel, bladder and blood vessels may occur due to the laparoscopic technique itself. If this happens, you will need open abdominal surgery to correct the damage. Very rarely, if this damage is not recognized at the time of surgery, later surgery will be necessary.
  • A keyhole (laparoscopic) myomectomy may be converted into an open abdominal procedure for effectiveness and safety reasons.
  • Afterwards you may feel nauseated, feel some shoulder-tip pain and/or abdominal bloating or pain.
  • You may have mild menstrual cramps and there may be some vaginal bleeding for a few days.

UAE

Another technique is Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) or Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). This is an interventional radiologist's procedure that causes the blood supply feeding uterine fibroids to be cut off by the placement of very small polyvinyl balls into the uterine arteries, so the starved fibroid dies and shrinks.

This procedure, too, has its dangers and is seldom offered, as gynecologists do not perform them and will lose the surgical fee involved. UAE is discussed and interrogated under its own page.

A normal hysterectomy or myomectomy, with no complications, can cost up to $42,619 according to a recent article published in the American Journal of Gynecologists.

The so–called "Medical Authorities" and gynecologists "claim"

  • They still don't know the cause of fibroids.
  • They claim they don't know how to prevent them.
  • They claim they only "know" how to treat or surgically remove them

Do you get the picture?

The good news is you don't need surgery. Surgery is not required to eliminate your fibroids or cysts, no matter what their size.

  • Aboriginal Medical Association has identified the root causes of uterine fibroids, and can assess what is causing yours through our unique etiological & diagnostic system of Cosmo-Biology.
  • Aboriginal Medical Association has developed a female reproductive detox program that is totally non-intrusive and non-invasive
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