What to Ask Your Doctor About Pregnancy After a Partial Hysterectomy
If you want to become pregnant and are scheduled to have a hysterectomy then you should certainly talk to your doctor about your options. You will likely hear all sorts of stories about women who were still able to have a baby after a partial hysterectomy but you should talk to your doctor about his or her opinion and medical facts.
A partial hysterectomy is a hysterectomy where becoming pregnant after the procedure is still possible according to some documentation supporting this. However, in all likelihood, other options will have to suffice. Options for having a child should now include finding a surrogate or an adoption. Depending on your financial situation, either of these options should work for you if you truly want to be a parent.
Before your hysterectomy, talk to your doctor and ask him or her the following:
• What are my chances for becoming pregnant after a hysterectomy?
• Which hysterectomy should I have if I want to be left with some possibility for a later pregnancy?
• What are those chances for each procedure?
• Is there any way to become pregnant now and postpone the procedure and if so, what complications do I face?
Talk openly and honest with your doctor and ask her what she recommends for you. If you know child bearing is of importance to you, see if you can realistically postpone the surgery for a hysterectomy. If you are having a hysterectomy because of heavy bleeding, then it’s likely you can try to become pregnant before the procedure.
Pregnancy isn’t something you should take lightly and neither is a hysterectomy. It is possible to become pregnant after a partial hysterectomy but honestly, you should talk to your doctor about whether or not it is likely. In all probability, it will limit your chances of a pregnancy.
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