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Problems Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Can Treat

Some health problems can cause pain or bleeding in the uterus. These problems can sometimes be helped by medication. Or surgery may be done that keeps the uterus intact. But sometimes, the best way to relieve pain and bleeding is to remove the uterus. This is called laparoscopic hysterectomy. It’s done using small incisions.

Cross section of uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Adhesions and endometriosis are on ovaries and tubes. Fibroids are inside uterus and on outside wall of uterus. Adenomyosis and polyps are in uterine lining. 

Fibroids

A fibroid is a lump of muscle tissue. It grows in or on the wall of the uterus. It is not cancer. A fibroid can cause pain and heavy bleeding. It may press on the bladder or rectum. This can lead to frequent urination, constipation, and other problems.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is the growth of the uterine lining outside of the uterus. This tissue can lead to scarring (adhesions). This scarring occurs inside the pelvic cavity. This can cause severe pain.

Other Problems

Abnormal bleeding may be due to other causes. These include:

  • Adenomyosis. This is the growth of the endometrium into the uterine muscle.

  • Uterine polyps. These are fleshy growths of tissue from the uterine wall.

Online Medical Reviewer: Connor, Viviane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Eaker, J Ron, MD
Last Review Date: 3/27/2012
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