Hysterectomy HysterSisters News
To Feature YOUR Hysterectomy Story
Posted On Date 10-29-2014 - 10:50 AM
Do you enjoy writing? Do you have a hysterectomy story you would like to share in a bigger way with the HysterSisters community and the internet world?
We invite you to write your story - and submit it for possible inclusion as a featured hysterectomy story.
Stories will be selected for publishing with these qualifications:
1. Grammar counts! This includes punctuation, paragraphs - excellent writing skills required! Length- 500 - 1000 words.
2. Include your journey through your hysterectomy decisions and surgery. Include how you felt. Include your challenges. Include your hope.
3. Share how HysterSisters helped you!
4. Include your HysterSisters Username at the title. (Example: Username 's Hysterectomy Journey)
4. Include a short bio (where are you from, your family, occupation, etc). If you have a website or blog, include the url!
We can't wait to hear your story - Submit it via email: info at hystersisters.com
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HysterSisters CheckingIn October - No Leaks for YOU
Posted On Date 10-07-2014 - 02:41 PM
This month's newsletter features information for urinary incontinence including treatment options and pro-active prevention tips for pelvic floor prolapse concerns.
Is a weak pelvic floor causing an unwelcome water problem in your life? This month we are finding solutions for urinary incontinence. We hope your 'fix' is an easy one!
In Control of Incontinence: Leaking is for faucets. Dribbling is for the NBA. If urinary incontinence is controlling your life, here¹s what you need to know!
Get a Grip: If your bladder is getting the best of you, it¹s time to get your pelvic floor into shape!
Ask the Doctor: Leaky Bladder
And discussions from our community forum.
Read it here: HysterSisters Checking-In October - Fix for Urinary Incontenance.
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Questions to Ask Before Surgery for Fibroids
Posted On Date 10-02-2014 - 04:45 PM
If you have fibroids and are exploring surgery options, are you aware of the questions you should ask your doctor? Uterine fibroids, or leiomyomas, are abnormal growths or tumors of the uterine muscle which are not uncommon in women. Although typically benign and asymptomatic, some fibroids cause a myriad of symptoms and sometimes, although rarely, contain a hidden cancer.
Before you schedule surgery for your fibroids, here are some questions to ask your doctor:
1. Do I need surgery?
2. I've tried non-invasive treatments. What surgical options are now available?
3. What do I need to know about fibroids and cancer?
4. How could morcellation affect my surgery?
Read more about these questions about the importance of getting a second opinion in our Fibroids articles list: Questions to Ask Before Fibroids Surgery.
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Single-Site Wrist Technology Comes to the Hysterectomy Robot
Posted On Date 09-29-2014 - 03:43 PM
FDA has provided clearance to Intuitive Surgical Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver for use in single-incision surgery according to today's press release by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
What does this mean for HysterSisters?
As women explore options for their hysterectomy including surgery type, the single-site option is now available within robot technology providing one additional option for hysterectomy patients. If hysterectomy is only treatment option left to manage GYN illness, HysterSisters encourages women to seek the least invasive surgery option with the most experienced surgeon.
Read the press release below:
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and ... [Read More
Laparoscopic or Robotic Hysterectomy. Which is Safer?
Posted On Date 09-28-2014 - 07:38 PM
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. With over 500,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States, there are choices in the method a hysterectomy is managed. Ten years ago, the most often used method in hysterectomy was open incision - an abdominal surgery - also known as laparotomy.
Today, most women are candidates for minimally invasive hysterectomy. The key in this deciding factor is the surgeon's experience.
When deciding on the differences between laparoscopic hysterectomy and daVinci hysterectomy, there are is helpful information to know which is safer - or better - for you.
Generally speaking, both of these surgeries are equally safe. Of course, there is always a risk in any surgery, but there is no clear evidence that one of these methods runs a higher risk than the other. These are both very common methods, and there are many women who have had successful operations with either type.
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5 Reasons Not to Have a Hysterectomy
Posted On Date 09-06-2014 - 07:28 AM
Over 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States and there are many women who could benefit from alternative treatment options instead. While there are some compelling reasons to have a hysterectomy, there are also reasons not to have a hysterectomy.
A hysterectomy is a major surgery which can impact you from head to toe–positively in some cases, negatively in others. Though the surgery is successful for most women, some end up regretting the surgery with every fiber of their being as the complications and ensuing new health issues are worse than what lead them to have their hysterectomy. It is very important that you weigh the pros and cons and are 100% sure that a hysterectomy is the best option for you and your situation.
Here are 5 reasons for which a hysterectomy is NOT advisable.
Posted On Date 09-02-2014 - 02:54 PM
HysterSisters Checking-In September newsletter is now online, providing insight and information about eight (8) GYN cancers, whether you should be worried for vaginal bleeding post hysterectomy after many months and learning about the right kind of doctor to partner if you suspect cancer.
Worry has a way of gripping our thoughts and holding us captive. If you are worried about a cancer related to gynecology, arm yourself with weapons of mass worry destruction. Educate yourself of the warning signs. Schedule an exam. Partner with a doctor. The key to overcoming worry is to empower yourself with knowledge. Join us this month as we learn what you need to know about the worries of cancer.
HysterSisters Checking In - September 2014 - Worried about GYN Cancer
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4 Reasons to Have a Hysterectomy
Posted On Date 08-11-2014 - 09:20 PM
With over 500,000 hysterectomies in the United States each year, a hysterectomy is definitely not uncommon. Though there are compelling reasons to schedule a hysterectomy, there are also many reasons NOT to have a hysterectomy. For many diagnoses, there are less invasive or alternate treatments options available. In those cases, hysterectomy should be the last resort for treatment. However, here are four reasons to have a hysterectomy:
1. You have gynecologic cancer.
The most compelling reason to have a hysterectomy is a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer
. If you are diagnosed with ovarian
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