Hysterectomy Cost Iran is a reasonable procedure at all the network hospitals and clinics under Select IVF, the medical tourism company for the women who are dealing with the cause of fibroids and require the removal of her uterus. The Hysterectomy Cost Iran is normally 80% less than the cost for the same performed in other developed countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Canada etc.
The Cost of Hysterectomy in Iran is around $2500 including all other expenses whereas the cost of the Hysterectomy performed with the same procedure will cost you between USD 20,000 to USD 25,000 in other developed countries.
The reason behind offering the reasonable Hysterectomy Cost Iran is that the gynecologist in Iran does not want to make any profit out of the couple’s pocket. They wish that women live the healthy lives who all are dealing with chronic pelvic pain, heavy bleeding and chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and the only option for them is the removal of the uterus to relief them from the pain.
The word 'Hysterectomy' is derived from its Greek root 'Hysteria' which means the womb and 'Ektomia' implying to cut out of. A Hysterectomy surgery concerns the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. It can also mean the surgical removal of the uterus, ovaries and the cervix. So technically, a Hysterectomy surgery means that the woman can never be a biological mother again.
This type of a surgery, which is one of the most common gynaecological procedures performed, does become important in certain scenarios. It can either be a total (removal of the uterus along with the cervix) or a partial (removal of the uterus but not the cervix).
A Hysterectomy surgery can be carried out for the following reasons: uterine fibroids (the common non-cancerous growths on the uterus muscles), uterine prolapse (a benign condition wherein the uterus drops into the vagina from its usual spot), endometriosis (a condition characterized by the growth of the uterus lining tissues outside the uterus), cancer and hyperplasia ( thickening of the uterus lining resulting in bleeding).
Other reasons include pelvic pain that is chronic, chronic PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) and heavy, persistent bleeding.
Hysterectomy surgery in iran is an invasive surgical procedure, performed on women, to remove the entire uterus (womb), or parts of it. With the removal of the uterus and ovaries, the woman experiences premature or early menopause and cannot be pregnant again.
This surgery is normally performed to address different health issues in a woman, such as:
1. Uterine Fibroids - These are abnormal growths that develop in a woman’s uterus and are the most common reason for hysterectomy.
The causes of uterine fibroids include:
Family history of fibroids
Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which can stimulate the growth of fibroids
Pregnancy, as the production of estrogen and progesterone are high in a pregnant woman.
2. Endometriosis - It occurs when tissue normally found inside the uterus grows in other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, ovaries, fallopian tubes, ligaments that support the uterus, the area between the vagina and rectum, the outer surface of the uterus, and the lining of the pelvic cavity.
The causes of endometriosis include:
Immune system disorder
Retrograde menstruation, which occurs when the menstrual blood containing endometrial cells instead of flowing out of the body, flows back through the fallopian tubes and into the pelvic cavity.
Transformation of peritoneal cells or cells which line the inner side of the abdomen into endometrial cells.
3. Pelvic Floor Disorders - These are disorders such as uterine prolapse, which occurs when the uterus sags or slips from its normal position into the vagina, or the birth canal.
The causes of pelvic floor disorders include:
Difficult vaginal delivery
Frequently lifting heavy objects
Surgery (abdominal, vaginal)
4. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - Constant bleeding which occurs through the vagina.
The causes of abnormal uterine bleeding include:
Benign (non-cancerous) growths like fibroids or polyps
Complications related to pregnancy
Medications such as anticoagulants or anti-inflammatory
Use of Intrauterine device (IUD)
Abnormal ovary function
Adenomyosis, a condition in which glands from the endometrium (tissue lining the inner cavity of the uterus) grow into the uterine muscle causing cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating apart from bleeding
Illnesses such as thyroid problems, endometriosis, lupus, liver or kidney disease and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
5. Cervical Dysplasia - It is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cell growth occurs on the surface lining of the cervix). This is very common among sexually active women, usually under the age of 30.
The causes of cervical dysplasia include:
Having multiple sexual partners
Having a partner who has multiple sexual partners
6. Uterine Cancer - It starts with the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus. The most important cause of uterine cancer is the hormone estrogen. Estrogen stimulates the lining (called endometrium) of the uterus to grow causing an increase in the growth of abnormal cells.
The causes of uterine cancer include:
Taking estrogen supplements to relieve the symptoms of menopause may be a possible cause
A family history of uterine cancer may have increased chances of getting uterine cancer.
Women who have undergone radiation therapy for any other cancer near their pelvic region may face increased risk of uterine cancer.
Eating foods high in animal fat.
7. Endometrial Hyperplasia - It is an abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus due to an increase in the number of endometrial glands. Mostly young women who are just beginning to menstruate and older women approaching menopause are affected by this disorder. The causes of endometrial hyperplasia include:
Overproduction of estrogen
Due to unopposed estrogen replacement therapy (taking estrogen without progesterone) in middle-aged women
A Hysterectomy Surgery usually takes about two hours at the maximum. General anesthesia is administered after which, an IV catheter will be inserted to supply medications and other fluids.
The process of hysterectomy depends on the type of the surgery. In the case of abdominal hysterectomy, first, an incision (either transverse or vertical) of about 7 inches is made in the lower abdomen. The supportive tissues and the blood vessels around the uterus are excised and then the uterus is taken out through the incision. Finally, the incision is closed. A major advantage of this type is that hysterectomy can be performed even if there is scarring or presence of large fibroids. In the case of vaginal hysterectomy, an incision is made around the top of the woman's vagina. After the ligaments, fallopian tubes and the blood vessels are cut off, the uterus is taken out through the vagina. The advantage here is that scarring is minimal with almost no operative pain. The patient can resume normal activities within a month. However, the chances of complications are more in the case of a vaginal hysterectomy. In the case of Laparoscopically assisted vaginal Hysterectomy, the same procedure is followed with a laparoscope assisting the doctor.
The Hysterectomy surgery is opted for only if other methods haven't been able to provide results. The most common eligibility criteria include:
Heavy periods: Often caused by the presence of fibroids, heavy periods can pose other problems such as menstrual cramps, irritability and nausea.
Uterine prolapse: This is characterized by the uterus dropping into the vagina as a result of the weakening of the supportive ligaments and tissues.
Pelvic pain: This can be because of endometriosis, adenomyosis, incomplete treatment of PIDs and/or fibroids.
Cervical or ovarian cancer
There are no non-eligibility criteria as such, however:
The woman should talk it out with the doctor regarding her sex life post hysterectomy as a woman's libido could take a beating and also suffer from sexual dysfunction.
Also, if the woman is running a temperature, the surgery should not be carried out.
The possible side effects include:
Damage to the surrounding organs
Problems related to anesthesia, such as heart or breathing problems
Formation of blood clots in the lungs or legs
Premature menopause in case the ovaries have been removed as well
Pain during engaging in sexual intercourse
The basic post-operative guidelines are:
The woman should avoid lifting any heavy weight post surgery.
The woman must also avoid bathing in tubs for a period of about 5-6 weeks post surgery.
For an abdominal hysterectomy, complete recovery can take about a month to 8 weeks. However, for vaginal/laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomies, the downtime is much shorter; about 1-2 weeks.
Yes, a Hysterectomy surgery offers a permanent solution to the treatment of fibroids.
Some of the alternatives to Hysterectomy include embolization, endometrial ablation, and myomectomy.