What is Uterine Morcellation

Ladies we all live in times of fast pace surgeries that we are told, they are minimally invasive. BUT are they really and does that mean a particular procedure can have devastating results? We have all been through misery and serious illness because of surgical mesh and we now need to learn about ANY female procedure that could affect our lives. Or our daughter’s, our mothers, or grandmothers, in a devastating way. So what happens when you are told you need to have your uterus removed? What do you know or understand what removal could entail or what could happen after it is done. There is a procedure that could endanger your life and you need to understand it before you make any choices. So I am going to give you some things to help you learn just as I learn.

If your Uterus needs to be removed and you are concerned about a the procedure because you’ve heard a little about it but not much, you need to be aware that IF you have any cancerous cells without knowing about it then doing Uterine morcellation surgery could put you at risk of FULL cancer symptoms. So what is it and how do they remove your uterus this way?

Uterine morcellation is commonly performed intracorporeally by gynecologists to remove the uterus through small incisions. Most commonly, morcellation is performed to reduce the size of an enlarged uterus so that it may be removed through small laparoscopic incisions or through the vagina, thus minimizing the morbidity of a larger “open” incision. However, power morcellation or other techniques that cut up the uterus in the abdomen have the potential to disseminate an otherwise contained malignancy throughout the abdominal cavity. For this reason, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) asserts that it is generally contraindicated in the presence of documented or highly suspected malignancy, and may be inadvisable in premalignant conditions or risk-reducing surgery.

You may be wondering what a morcellator is. Read it here

So how can you have tests done to check for any signs of cancer? You can download the information here

You may also be wondering if anyone is speaking out about our mesh injuries and many other issues concerning women. Yes they are. There is an organization called ACOG which stands for The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

They gave a report of what they think about this issue and you can read it here and you can read about any new announcements here and you can learn all about your rights are here

So from now on let’s all get more educated and learn BEFORE we have ANY surgery.

I know you are busy because women always are. You juggle careers, work, children and your home but if you don’t take the time to learn you could be having something done that is devastating to your health. I don’t want that to happen to you so I am writing this blog so that we all become more informed.

2 Comments

  1. gina

    Linda, could you please e-mail me directly its about my doctor appt.

    Reply
    1. lavalinda

      I just did and gave you my phone number

      Reply

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