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Hysterectomy for Treatment of Heavy Vaginal Bleeding



Hysterectomy for Treatment of Heavy Vaginal Bleeding


Dr. Lorenzo, Complete Healthcare for Women, Richland WA


If you suffer from heavy vaginal bleeding that affects your quality of life, you may be wondering what your options are. Heavy vaginal bleeding can have many causes, such as hormonal imbalance, fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, or cancer. Some of these conditions can be treated with medication or minimally invasive procedures, but in some cases, a hysterectomy may be the best option.


A hysterectomy is a surgery that removes the uterus and cervix.  It is a major operation that has risks and benefits, and it is not suitable for everyone. However, for some women, a hysterectomy can provide relief from heavy vaginal bleeding and other symptoms that interfere with their daily activities.


There are different types of hysterectomy.  The fastest recovery is from a vaginal hysterectomy.  This procedure is done entirely through the vagina.

The type of hysterectomy you need will depend on your medical condition and your personal preferences. Your doctor will discuss with you the pros and cons of each type and help you make an informed decision.

The benefits of a hysterectomy for heavy vaginal bleeding include:

- Permanent relief from bleeding and pain

- Reduced risk of anemia and infection

- Improved quality of life and well-being

- No need for further treatment or medication for bleeding

- No risk of uterine cancer


The risks and complications of a hysterectomy include:


- Infection, bleeding, or injury to nearby organs during surgery

- Blood clots, pneumonia, or urinary tract infection after surgery

- Early menopause if the ovaries are removed

- Loss of fertility



A hysterectomy is not a simple procedure, and it requires careful consideration and preparation. You will need to have several tests and exams before the surgery to make sure you are healthy enough for it.  You will have to follow your doctor's instructions on how to care for your wound, prevent infection, manage pain, and resume your normal activities gradually.

A hysterectomy can be a life-changing decision for some women. It can offer relief from heavy vaginal bleeding and other symptoms that affect your health and happiness. However, it also has risks and consequences that you need to weigh carefully. If you are considering a hysterectomy for heavy vaginal bleeding, talk to us at Complete Healthcare for Women.  Together, you can decide if a hysterectomy is right for you.



Complete Healthcare for Women - Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Lorenzo, D.O.

Kortney Jones ARNP

Dr. Lorenzo Richard Lorenzo, DO Dr. Lorenzo is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He provides gynecological and obstetric services, including prenatal care, pregnancy care, infertility, and gynecology. Dr. Lorenzo is proficient in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive procedures, as well as surgery for abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and hysterectomy. He has specialized training in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including minimally invasive hysterectomy.

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