Patients going to surgery are often anxious and hospital staff members try to calm them by assuring them the procedure is routine and that they will be fine. Sometimes, procedures do not go as planned, the aftermath is far worse than the reason for the surgery in the first place, and the promise of being fine is broken. Morcellation Hailed as an Important Advance A recent surgical advance promised to benefit tens of thousands of women each year by removing a women’s uterus through a small incision
INTRODUCTION The term uterine leiomyomata (UL), also referred to as fibroids, describes tumors that are non-cancerous and stem from the myometrium, smooth muscle layer, and the adjoining connective tissue of the uterus. They are considered the most common form of non-cancerous tumors and are usually observed in women at some stage in their reproductive years (Cigna, 2009; Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2012; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). Despite the
Uterine Fibroids Uterine Fibroids, also known as myomas or fibromyomas, are usually benign (non-cancerous) tumors or growths that develop from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are the most common tumors with one in every four women in the child bearing age. Who is most likely to have Uterine Fibroids? Fibroids are the most common in women in their reproduction years, aged 30 to 40, but can occur at any age, affecting at least 20% of all women (Christian Nordqvist May 2009). They occur most
Dysmenorrhoea is described simply as a pain during menstruation. It is a very common symptom, which is experienced by 45-95 % of females of reproductive age. Menstrual cramps appear like throbbing, cramping, or dull pains in the lower part of the abdomen. The pain can go to your thighs and the lower back too. Some women with dysmenorrhoea experience loose stools, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and increased sweating. Menstrual cramps usually begin at the onset of or just before the menstruation
called endorphins (endogenous morphine), secreted by certain parts of your brain (pituitary gland and hypothalamus). Surgery If other treatment options do not relieve menstrual cramps or if dysmenorrhoea occurs due to an underlying condition like fibroids or endometriosis, surgery may be required.
women (since January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2010) with a hysterectomy and a histologic diagnosis of both adenomyosis and uterine leiomyomas and women with leiomyomas alone were included in this study. Out of which only 561 women responded to the mailing and 560 women returned questionnaires. Women were analyzed by using symptom questionnaire, which was based on the Uterine Fibroid Symptom (UFS) Quality of Life (QOL) Questionnaire with the addition of ﬁve symptoms, like pelvic pain during the menstrual
The Physical and Psychological Effects of Rape on Women Most people think that rape is about sex but it is not. If rape was about getting sex the person would just go and have sex with someone who wants to give it to them. Paying for sex is better than going out and raping someone. Rape is also called sexual assault. Rape is about having power and control over someone. Rape is defined as one person forcing another person, without his or her consent and using violence or threatening violence, to
dysmenorrhea, primary and secondary. “Primary dysmenorrhea is menstrual cramps that are recurrent and not due to any other diseases. Secondary dysmenorrhea is pain caused by a disorder in the women’s reproductive organs, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine fibrosis or infection” (“Dysmenorrhea,” 2012). Who does dysmenorrhea affect?
There is a new trend going around the world today. The trend is the belief that “beautiful hair” is a certain texture, or a certain color. Many African Americans believe that beautiful hair is not the kinky texture that comes out of their scalp, but rather the versions of Caucasians races hair texture, straight. African-Americans chemically relax their hair in order to have straight hair. Meanwhile other races such as the Caucasians seem to not have a problem with their hair texture, but rather
malfunction of the hypothalamus, malfunction of the pituitary gland, scarred ovaries, premature menopause, and follicle problems (www.stanford.edu) Uterine/Cervical abnormalities: These include the cervix or cervical mucus or abnormalities in the shape or cavity of the uterus. These are mostly caused by benign tumors known as fibroids. Fibroids may cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes or interfering with implantation of the fertilized egg Fallopian tube damage or blockage: This