The main objective of this best-selling title is to meet the needs of undergraduate medical students and those preparing for postgraduate medical entrance examinations. This book will also be useful for nursing and physiotherapy students.
Extensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest changes and development of newer concepts
Systematic presentation to make reading smooth and pleasurable by deleting redundant details, adding new tests, figures and tables, and improving the earlier figures
Provides the current methodologies and standard techniques
Attempts to reduce the in-depth explanations by giving the subject matter in pointwise form for some important topics
Inclusion of self-assessment and suggested reading at the end of each chapter
Medical students and interns can find pearls on pelvic and breast examinations and cervical examinations during labor, and they can also prepare confidently for quizzes by quickly glancing over the terminology, etiology, and other background information or using the handbook’s mnemonics to recall the key points.
Operative techniques and procedures such as knot-tying, instrument use, perineal laceration repair, amniocentesis, and measurement of AFI and cervical length are illustrated to help trainees learn the basic skills. Thirteen operative dictations describe the common procedures with the latest techniques.
Seasoned clinicians will find most recent guidelines on cancer screening, antibiotic prophylaxis, thrombosis prevention, and 2010 medical eligibility criteria for contraceptives.
“Wonderful. Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient wisdom and modern science.” —Kate Mosse, author of the New York Times best seller, Labyrinth
“Birth is a power-packed book. . . . A lively, engaging, and often witty read, a quirky, eye-opening account of one of life’s most elemental experiences.” —The Boston Globe
Published to widespread acclaim, Tina Cassidy’s smart, engaging book is the first world history of childbirth in fifty years. From evolution to the epidural and beyond, Tina Cassidy presents an intelligent, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how and why we’re born the way we are. Women have been giving birth for millennia but that’s about the only constant in the final stage of the great process that is human reproduction. Why is it that every culture and generation seems to have its own ideas about the best way to give birth? Cassidy explores the physical, anthropological, political, and religious factors that have and will continue to influence how women bring new life into the world.
This is the story of Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and commuting between clinics in different states—and that requires her to wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are increasingly limited.
Through these intimate, complicated, and inspiring accounts, Wicklund reveals the truth about the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists portray as little more than slaughterhouses for the unborn. As we enter the most fevered political fight over abortion America has ever seen, this raw and powerful memoir shows us what is at stake.
What exactly do doulas do?
How to find one that suits you.
What are the “trade secrets” only doulas know but every woman should be aware of (even if you don’t have a doula)?
In The Doula Guide to Birth, senior-level doula Ananda Lowe and award-winning health reporter Rachel Zimmerman have written a most comprehensive book that draws on the wisdom of these skilled experts, whose experience with doctors, midwives, nurses, and hospitals makes them invaluable advocates before, during, and after birth.
* Labor techniques anyone can use
* Pain medication: do you, don’t you—and when?
* What dads and loved ones need and can do best
* When should you really go to the hospital in labor?
* How to prepare for unexpected medical procedures, including cesareans and epidural
* Postpartum—what it’s really like
* A clip-out chart of labor techniques, birth plan worksheets, and much more
Combining science, wit, warmth, and support, as well as the inspirational stories of dozens of mothers and their partners, you’ll find the “doula viewpoint” on every major pregnancy and delivery issue, making this one of the most important childbirth books you’ll ever read and recommend.
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Williams Gynecology, Third Edition is specifically designed as a practical quick-reference guide for practicing gynecologists and residents, but it will also appeal to clerkship medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Williams Gynecology provides comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of gynecologic healthcare and disease management, including benign general gynecology; reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and menopause; female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; and gynecologic oncology. The surgical management sections include Aspects of Gynecologic Surgery and Atlas of Gynecologic Surgery, which covers Surgeries of Benign Gynecologic Conditions, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgeries for Female Pelvic Reconstruction, and Surgeries for Gynecologic Malignancies.
Williams Gynecology, Third Edition is beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of original drawings for both the surgical atlas and medical reference portions. Each chapter follows a practical template for a consistent approach to diagnosis and treatment. With its extensive use of treatment algorithms, differential diagnosis boxes, and other elements, this book is also a reliable quick-reference. The third edition has been revised to keep up with new and expanded content on the latest topics, including minimally invasive procedures, benign gynecology, and the subspecialties of urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology. The authors are internationally known practitioners affiliated with Parkland Memorial Hospital/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the National Institutes for Health.
• Two resources in one—full-color medical text and surgical atlas—conveniently surveys the entire spectrum of gynecologic disease, including general gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynecology, and gynecologic oncology
• Completely illustrated atlas of gynecologic surgery contains over 450 full color figures that illuminate operative techniques
• Unique templated text design ensures a consistent approach to diagnosis and treatment
• Strong procedure orientation covers a vast array of surgical operations, which are illustrated in detail
• Evidence-based discussion of disease evaluation reinforces and supports the clinical relevance of the book’s diagnostic and treatment methods
• Distinguished authorship team from the same Parkland Memorial Hospital ObGyn department responsible for Williams Obstetrics—the leading reference in obstetrics for more than a century
• Heavily illustrated gynecologic anatomy chapter created with the surgeon in mind to emphasize critical anatomy for successful surgery
• New artist drawings of minimally invasive procedures, urogynecology, and gynecologic oncology
• Numerous illustrations, photographs, tables, and treatment algorithms
The three sections of the text describe the foundation for physical therapy practice in women’s health and the role of the physical therapist in gynecologic and obstetric care, respectively. Chapters have been updated, streamlined and reorganized, as well as expanded to reflect the evolution of this specialty practice. Chapters cover topics on women’s health care in physical therapy, anatomical considerations, maternal physiology, and postpartum care. There are also new chapters on special pregnancies (including high risk and women with chronic illness and disabilities), evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, and on the aging female’s needs.
Obstetric and Gynecological Care in Physical Therapy, Second Edition, can be used as an introduction to the field for students and clinicians unfamiliar with obstetric and gynecology practice, as well as a resource to initiate practice in the field for the experienced clinician. With a greatly expanded glossary, tables, illustrations, case studies, product information and resource appendix, and chapter self-assessment quizzes, Obstetric and Gynecologic Care in Physical Therapy, Second Edition is essential for all physical therapists involved with the evaluation and treatment of women.
Resource information on fertility centers,
natural medicine, and adoption
Along with inspiring accounts of women who have delivered healthy babies after years of heartbreak, Dr. Jonathan Scher provides the latest medical information on preventing recurrent miscarriages, including why couples with "unexplained infertility" actually may be suffering repeat pregnancy loss due to failure of the embryo to implant in the womb, important immunological and tissue tests that may explain or prevent miscarriage, emerging treatments such as heparin and I.V.I.G., updated resources, and much more.
Gain a new perspectiveon a wide range of today's key issues - all evidence-based and easy to read. Sweeping updates throughout including four new chapters: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery; Placenta Accreta; Obesity; and Improving Global Maternal Health: Challenges and Opportunities New Glossary of the most frequently used key abbreviations for easy reference
Expanded use of bolded statements and key points as well as additional tables, flow diagrams, and bulleted lists facilitates and enhances the mastery of each chapter
More than 100 imagesin the Obstetrical Ultrasound chapter provide an important resource for normal and abnormal fetal anatomy
Williams Obstetrics is the most detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously referenced text on the subject. Written by an author team from the world-renowned Parkland Hospital, the hallmarks of this classic are its thoroughness, scientific basis, and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. This edition of Williams Obstetrics continues to emphasize the scientific-based underpinnings and evidence-based practices of the specialty. This is accomplished by using incorporating more than 3,000 new literature citations and guidelines from the most trusted professional and academic organizations.
One of the important features of the twenty-fourth edition is a greater focus on the fetus as a patient and an expanded discussion of fetal diagnosis and therapy. This is complemented by more than 100 new sonographic and MR images of common fetal abnormalities. A new reorganization of the text enables the book to highlight more effectively the myriad disorders that may complicate pregnancy.
Williams Obstetrics provides a convenient, clinically relevant text of value to the busy practitioner. The book summarizes important new data that has influenced evidence-based management to improve pregnancy outcomes. Much of this data is conveniently distilled into newly created tables and diagnostic and treatment algorithms. During discussion, numerous sources are cited to provide evidence-based options for patient management. Additionally, nearly 900 images complement the text, many of which are new or enhanced. These include sonograms, MR images, photographs, diagrams, and graphs. This edition of Williams Obstetrics continues to provide clinicians with everything they need to know about the practice of obstetrics with a level of authority and quality of presentation not found in any other resource.
The physical changes that occur after women turn forty are unavoidable—and can be unnerving. Menopause affects every aspect of life—from sex and sleep to mood and mental clarity to weight and body temperature. While there are a number of resources available, many are confusing and contradictory. Now, Manhattan gynecologist Dr. Tara Allmen, an experienced, nationally board-certified menopause practitioner and the recipient of the 2015 Doctor’s Choice National Award for Obstetrics & Gynecology, shares her knowledge to help women be their happiest and healthiest, and turn this challenging time into an exciting one.
Written in her effervescent yet assured voice, Menopause Confidential provides simple strategies and cutting-edge information on:hormonal changes and the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause;the health risks associated with midlife—from cutting through the conflicting opinions and advice about health screenings (Do I really need a colonoscopy? How often should I get a mammogram?) to common medical conditions, such as osteoporosis;various remedies, both allopathic and natural, to combat symptoms and empower women to make the best choices for their individual needs;practical tips and resources for mitigating the effects of menopause.
Fifty-one-year-old Dr. Allmen knows firsthand what women are going through, and shares stories of her own personal travails and solutions. Women can’t turn back the clock, but they can take control of their health and flourish in midlife. Menopause Confidential encourages them to be informed, be proactive, and be their greatest selves.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility. The rate of women being diagnosed with this disorder is between 5-10 percent. If you are having the following symptoms, PCOS may be to blame.
- Irregular ovulation with or without a monthly period
- A relative lack of menstrual periods or irregular monthly periods
- Hyper hair growth on the face and body
- Thinning scalp hair
- Many unruptured follicles on the ovaries, misdiagnosed as cysts
- Having trouble losing weight
In "PCOS No More", you will learn everything you need to know about PCOS - its causes, symptoms, complications & health risks. Left untreated, PCOS could lead to certain forms of cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, most conventional PCOS treatments only focus on treating symptoms instead of the underlying issues. However, with a holistic approach involving lifestyle changes, diet, & exercises, not only the symptoms can be virtually eliminated, but also the factors that trigger PCOS can be removed. You will even get the added benefit of losing weight & stay healthy.
Here are just a few things you will discover in "PCOS No More":
- What is PCOS?
- What are the causes of PCOS?
- How genetics play a role in PCOS?
- What are the symptoms of PCOS?
- How PCOS is diagnosed?
- How PCOS affects your relationships with loved ones & how to deal with the issues?
- Conventional Treatments for PCOS
- PCOS & infertility
- Natural Treatments for PCOS
- Diet and Exercise for PCOS
- The PCOS Fertility Diet Plan
- PCOS-Friendly Recipes
- And much more...
Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values.
Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.
In this revolutionary work -- a landmark that signals the true beginning of feminist medicine -- a doctor, a philosopher, and a scientist prove that by postponing marriage and motherhood, women have accelerated the aging process, resulting in earlier menopause and, ultimately for thousands, earlier death.
In Sex, Lies, and Menopause, T. S. Wiley, Julie Taguchi, M.D., and Bent Formby, Ph.D., offer strong evidence that the use of synthetic hormones leads to cancer and advise women to turn to natural hormone-replacement therapy -- derived from plants, not drugs -- to help them elevate their estrogen level for greater energy, libido, and intellectual capacity.
Provocative, empowering, and scientifically sound, Sex, Lies, and Menopause addresses the inherent benefits of natural progesterone, reveals the lies advanced by the medical and drug establishments, and challenges women to demand a medical future where their health comes first. The research presented in Sex, Lies, and Menopause will at last allow women to create their own plan of action to put themselves safely on the path to better health and hormonal balance at any stage of life.
Master the nuances of using ultrasoundthrough the visual instruction of more than 600 clear images including 3D and Doppler – important and necessary tools for pelvic ultrasound.
Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information aboutMullerian Duct Abnormality, Endometriosis, Ovarian cancer, and Uterine Sarcoma as well as normal pelvic ultrasound and common normal variants.
Contains lucid presentation of text with recent advances
Handbook for PG students
Includes exhaustive and comprehensive theory and MCQs from major PG entrance exams (including AIIMS Nov 2013 and All India 2013) with detailed explanations and references from standard textbooks like Williams and Novak
• Most of the chapters have been completely re-written.
• A new chapter ‘Impact of Advances in Genetics on Prenatal Diagnosis’ has been added, which does justice to the enormous advances in the field of Prenatal Genetics in the recent years.
• Our understanding of multiple pregnancies has increased considerably. A separate chapter on multiple pregnancy has been added given that multiple pregnancies are at high risk of developing problems and therefore require greater attention.
• An entire section of intrapartum problems has been added, making this a comprehensive Obstetric text.
• The editors have managed to persuade leaders in the field to write for this edition. The chapters are authored by researchers working on the coalface. Their first-hand experience, knowledge, wisdom and hard work are evident in this edition.
In this groundbreaking book, internationally respected academic physician and lecturer, Dr. Marianne Legato pulls together more than a decade of research into sex-specific health. The result is a powerful tool for anyone interested in the critical nuances in the ways men and women might present symptoms or be treated for disease. It’s a book that will not only change the way you think about women’s health, it just might save your life.
High-quality, full-color designfor maximum readability. New Clinical Key boxes and judicious use of bolding make it easy to identify the high-yield material you need to know.
Content is aligned to APGO/CREOG objectives to ensure coverage of essential, clinically relevant material.
The volume can be purchased separately or together with a companion volume on Obstetric Evidence Based Guidelines (set ISBN 978 1 4987 4742 4).
This unique text from the acknowledged experts in the field covers;the anatomy of the area the specific surgical procedures and all their variations patientsï¿1⁄2 rationales for surgery training guidelines and ethical issues outcome statistics sexual issues patient selection potential risks and complications.
Examining the issues from individual patientï¿1⁄2s perspectives, it is written in an academic but easy-to-read style with understandable and unambiguous drawings and photographs. It contains a step-by-step surgical approach, how to best select the right surgical candidates, how to treat this select group of patients, the sexual issues involved, how to individualize techniques for each specific patient, how to deal with criticism from colleagues or journalists, psychosexual issues, and patient protection.
Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated with recent advances in Obstetrics
The book has been made comprehensive with addition of new content, algorithms, figures, drug regimens and tables
Several new chapters, Decision Making in Obstetrics, Management of Post-caesarean Pregnancy, Obstetric History Taking, Obstetric Examination, Labour Care – Ready Reckoner added
Chapters on Specimens and Instruments in Obstetrics have been added to aid students to prepare for viva voce
The format is modified to help not only students in obstetrics but also the practicing obstetricians
Points to Remember added with each chapter highlighting important information
The handbook covers the spectrum of gynecologic oncology from seminal studies to guide the oncologist, to the essential workup for the Obstetrician/Gynecologist and related clinician. This handbook can be carried by the practitioner on the ward or in the clinic. It includes necessary details on gynecologic cancer screening and treatment regimens for preinvasive disease, to staging and management of all the gynecologic cancers such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, and gestational trophoblastic disease. It highlights evidence-based best practices for managing these cancers, hereditary cancer syndromes, for surgical care, and for all adjuvant therapies including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies. Detailed sections on survivorship care, palliative care, as well as managing reproductive function and other comorbid medical conditions make this a ‘one-stop shop’ for navigating all clinical aspects and effects of gynecologic cancer.
Featuring new and important clinical study references, medical comorbidity algorithms, directed gynecologic cancer workups and treatments, numerous tables and easy-to-reference illustrations, the Gynecologic Oncology Handbook, 2nd Edition is the ultimate quick reference for the clinical management of all gynecologic malignancies and related conditions.
Key Features:Covers all fundamentals of gynecologic oncology including workup, staging, surgical management, chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment, comorbidity diagnosis and management, and background study dataProvides Gynecologic Oncology Referral Parameters, Performance Status Scales, Adverse Event Grading, RECIST evaluation criteria, chemotherapy protocols, statistics, and other useful formulas. Includes clinical study references, medical comorbidity algorithms, directed workups, and treatment guidelines
The fifth edition of Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook has been reorganized and revised to both update the content and help expedite the retrieval of the most pertinent information. New chapters include "Pain of Labor and Delivery" and "Effects of Epidural Analgesia on Labor and the Infant." An appendix has been added that includes the most recent national guidelines for obstetric anesthesia. With numerous illustrations and tables, as well as updates regarding new medications and techniques, this esteemed handbook is more valuable than ever.
Unlike the rest of the world where home birth and midwifery are the norm, Western society has captured the traditional childbirth model and recreated it as a high-tech pathological event fraught with dangerous interventions. Yet, the United States continues to rank 20th or worse in United Nations statistics of maternal and infant mortality.
When this book was first published in 1978, the convergence of the back-to-nature and feminist movements—and the rise of consumer advocacy in health care—contributed to a growing home birth movement. Today, a 40% cesarean rate and the universal acceptance of stay-in-bed electronic fetal monitoring, an unproven technology, are just two of the common hospital occurrences that keep some women at home for childbirth.
Midwife comes from the German word that translates as “with woman.” Research has shown that the close observation of an educated and caring woman makes birth complications predictable or preventable. Studies published in medical literature have documented that the care of educated, professional midwives is equal to or better than that of medical doctors, whether the birth takes place in the home or hospital.
Home Birth reports on this research, as well as personal, practical stories of real childbearing families. The book reviews typical birth practices and gives advice on preparing both the family and the home for the event. There is also a chapter on preparing for hospital birth, should a transport in labor become necessary.
To enhance clinical relevance, each protocol is written as if the patient were present. Evidence to support an intervention is given where it exists. The authors' experience provides additional wise counsel. Key references provide the springboard for a deeper understanding of a topic. In this more compact and fully updated sixth edition, new protocols includeAmniotic fluid disorders Depression Fetal growth restriction HIV Indicated late preterm and early term birth Malaria Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis
Designed for clinical practice by the leaders of two generations of maternal-fetal medicine, no obstetrician or obstetric health care provider can afford to miss Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancy.
Since the release of the first edition more than a decade ago, Obstetric Intensive Care Manual has become the go-to guide for obstetricians, intensivists, residents, and nurses seeking immediate, practical guidance on intensive and critical care obstetric issues. Enhanced by numerous summary tables, algorithms, and figures that make essential information instantly retrievable, this is the perfect resource for busy clinicians who require authoritative how-to guidance the moment it is needed. Presenting treatment information on commonly encountered emergencies such as anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy, thyroid storm, and psychiatric disorders, this is the perfect resource for clinicians who don’t have time to hunt around for the right answer.
Features:Step-by-step guidance for outstanding care of critically ill patients Numerous summary tables, algorithms, figures, boxed information, and illustrations A presentation that makes even the most complex treatment protocol simple to implement The expertise of world-renowned contributors Completely updated throughout with an all-new chapter on the management of a sickle cell crisis in pregnancy
Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are thinking about getting pregnant? Did you have gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy and are now planning to get pregnant again? Are you pregnant and just found out you have gestational diabetes? Diabetes & Pregnancy has the answers that you need and will let you focus on becoming a mom.
Learn what you need to do to stay well and have a healthy baby. Topics include:
Getting you and your blood glucose levels in the best shape before getting pregnantEating and exercising for twoAchieving a healthy body weightKnowing what tests to expect during pregnancyLearning to balance insulin with your meal planPreventing complications
There is no medical reason to cut the cord.
This practice highlights and calls into question the standard practice of immediate cord clamping and the recently popularized ‘cord blood banking’ procedure which places the newborn in a highly compromised situation, depriving it of 30% to 50% of its full quota of blood. This is the amount of blood in the cord and placenta at birth, and which is, in the natural order, destined to fill the infant’s major organs. There are grave ethical issues here.
Immediate cord clamping, which is current obstetric practice leaves the mother’s body coping with the implosion that results from the clamping, leaving her more susceptible to post-partum haemorrhage (PPH).
Lotus-born babies have a fully healed navel a few days after birth, whereas most babies have a cord stump, which is susceptible to infection and takes on average two weeks to drop off.
There is no research on the long-term consequences of depriving the newborn of this extremely valuable cord blood which is full of stem cells, iron and enzymes..
The practice has been driven by hospital timetables, not by infant–mother welfare.
Traditional midwifery practice was to ensure that the cord was ‘milked’, ensuring that the baby received the full quota.
As the number of maladies in the general population increases rather than diminishes in spite of increased knowledge and services, we may well ask if the practices at the beginning of life endanger rather than enhance our long-term well being.
This remarkable book, a world first publication on the subject, provides a most thorough explanation and exploration of this primal experience that we all have when we are born. There are contributions from doctors, philosophers ,midwives, anthropologists, psychologists, doulas and the parents of Lotus Born children given a breath and depth to the discussion and the information.
This is a book that will take you into the unknown and leave you greatly enriched by the experience. It speaks of the true nature of your cells and the basic primal needs of your mammalian nature. it may also enrage you as you realize what has happen to you and, if you have them, to your children.
This book inspires and gives great hope as you read the stories of wonderful natural births and families who have taken their lives into their own hands with inspiring outcomes.
Get all the accuracy, expertise, and dependabilityyou could ask for from the most important names in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine.
Master the current best practices you need to knowfor treating the fetus and the mother as separate patients—each with distinct needs.
Search and retain difficult concepts easilywith the help of key point summaries in each chapter. Stay current on the latest advancements and developments with sweeping updates and new chapters on topics such as patient safety and team approach, transthoracic echocardiography and noninvasive measurement of cardiac output in obstetric patients, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, neurologic injuries, and more.Prevent and plan for potential complications associated with the advancing age of pregnant women. An extensive, state-of-the art discussion of "critical care of obstetric patients" equips you to address any special considerations for this increasing segment. Know exactly how to proceed. An abundance of tables and boxes illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.Choose the best drugs available while adhering to the most recent guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.
In this thoroughly updated edition of Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options, gynecologists Edward E. Wallach, Esther Eisenberg, Isabel Green, and Stacey A. Scheib describe and explain every aspect of the procedure, including · Symptoms of gynecological disorders that may require uterine fibroid removal or hysterectomy· The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging techniques, including MRI-focused ultrasound· Thorough explanations of specific alternative measures that may be used to avoid the need for hysterectomy· The various techniques for hysterectomy, including single-incision surgery and robotic hysterectomy· How to prepare for surgery and what to expect while in the hospital· Details on the surgery and postoperative recovery, including information about pain medications, when to resume daily activities, how sexual function may be affected, future reproductive possibilities, and the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy
Included in this compassionate, comprehensive guide to treatment and recovery for women having—or deciding whether to have—a hysterectomy are stories of women whose own experiences with hysterectomy offer useful advice for anyone considering the procedure.