Endometriosis and Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is not a guarantee for removing endometriosis!


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For many women, a total hysterectomy is advised by their doctors if they have severe Endometriosis. These women are hopeful of gaining relief from the pain and symptoms of this disease.

This advice is fuelled by the thinking that if you remove the diseased organs then you will remove the disease. Unfortunately this is not the case - as the personal stories below will prove.

It is known that the implants, and the evidence of Endometriosis can be found all over the pelvic cavity. So removing the uterus and ovaries will very often leave some of the disease behind.

Some surgeons will attempt to remove the disease which is scattered around the pelvic cavity, as well as removing the reproductive organs. But even so, this can still leave undetected or microscopic implants behind.

Some women as young as their early 20s are opting for a Hysterectomy as a means to gain relief from Endometriosis. It is doubtful whether these young women are aware of the possibility of a return of the disease.

Then there are the problems of dealing with a surgically induced menopause at such a young age. These women will be prescribed synthetic hormones (hormone replacement therapy) for years, only to have to deal with all the side-effects they can bring.


In most cases where a woman has had a total hysterectomy (removal of uterus and ovaries) as treatment, they are given hormone replacement therapy.

This can encourage the disease to flare up again, because oestrogen is part of the hormone replacement therapy, and endometriosis feeds on oestrogen.

This type of hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to replace the hormones that are lost because of the removal of the ovaries. This begins to turn into a vicious circle. So hysterectomy is not the answer for Endometriosis no matter what stage the disease is at.


The various types of hysterectomy include:


hysterectomy types




Why is this situation allowed to continue? There are many newly qualified gynaecologists, surgeons, and doctors who are still taught that the only way to obtain some sort of ‘cure’ Endometriosis is either through pregnancy or menopause.

So, drugs are prescribed to try and induce a woman’s body into a state similar to pregnancy or menopause, and if that does not work, then cutting out the diseased organs is the next route.

Firstly the ‘cutting out’ is done by remedial measures to try and surgically remove the growths, lesions, and implants. As a last resort, all reproductive organs are taken out.

There is plenty of information that these doctors could use to alter their methods of treatment, but there will be a myriad of reasons why this does not happen.


Endometriosis after surgery

If you are a woman with Endometriosis which is severe, and have been advised to have a hysterectomy, then please be advised that this may not be the correct path to take. This may not remove the symptoms. It is not a guarantee to remove the disease. It is not a guarantee to stop the growth of the disease.

So why go through the risk of such a serious procedure? There are many women who have gone down this path to try and be rid of Endometriosis, only to see the disease return.

The alternative here is to improve your general health so that you have a better chance to fight this disease. So that you can keep your body intact, maintain your reproductive function, and retain the natural chemistry and balance of your body.


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