Vaginal Hysterectomy - Overview, Procedure, Recovery Tips and More

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The female reproductive system is a tremendously sophisticated system. Things may go wrong periodically, just as with any system. Surgery may be necessary when other therapies and treatments are unable to resolve a problem.

Vaginal hysterectomy is one such surgical procedure used to remove a woman’s uterus.


What exactly is a vaginal hysterectomy?

Surgery to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix (womb neck) through your vagina is known as a vaginal hysterectomy surgery. Your ovaries can be removed as well, it depends on age and  family history .nowadays , fallopian tubes are  prophylactically removed as its regarding as  harbourers of  ovarian cancer.


When is a vaginal hysterectomy required?

The indications of  hysterectomy surgery are multiple:
  • Uterine conservation methods are  opted  first. If failed , hysterectomy surgery is considered . 
  • vaginal approach is preferred  as  its  less  invasive  and  early  recovery anticipated.


In recent  era , approach from vagina could be by- 

  • V  NOTES  technique 
  • Traditional  Vaginal  hysterectomy 
These  two  procedures  requires  expertise  and  special  training .

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Advantages  are  multiple:
  • Quick  recovery 
  • No  scar  over  abdomen 
  • Less  pain and  less  medications 
  • Regional anesthesia 
  • Less  blood  loss 
  • Early  resumption of  work 


What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy procedure?

  • Done under  regional anesthesia  / general anesthesia 
  • Vaginal  incision and  approach  from below 
  • If large  uterus ,  technique of  coring  done 


How is the recovery period after a vaginal hysterectomy?

  • Recovery is quick in most  patients 
  • Discharged  in 48  hours 
  • Normal  activities  can be  resumed
  • Avoid  sexual intercourse  for  6-8  weeks 
  • Avoid  lifting  weight  


What results should you expect after a hysterectomy surgery procedure?

  • Light vaginal bleeding or a dark brown discharge is typical for 4-6 weeks following surgery.
  • Mild  cramping pain 


Some tips for a better recovery experience after your vaginal hysterectomy

  • During the initial few weeks, you may experience mild  vaginal bleeding. 
  • For at least 4 to 6 weeks, avoid lifting heavy  weight. 
  • Avoid  tampon insertion
  • Avoid  sex  for  6-8  weeks.
  • Start normal  exercise like  walking. Avoid  squats.
  • Normal  work can be  resumed in 2  weeks.


Choose Dr Divyatha for a safe vaginal hysterectomy procedure in Dubai

With over 17 years of experience, Dr Divyatha is a passionate gynaecologist and obstetrician in Dubai. She specialises in cosmetic gynaecology, high-risk obstetrics, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, scarless surgery, and vaginal surgery. She has handled several complex cases and provides personalised care to every patient.

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