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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

(901) 347-8331
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Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a major operation that many women wish to avoid.  Alternatives to hysterectomy are based on the problems that occur.  Example are ablation or resection of the uterine lining, and embolization of a fibroid.

bullet     Watch the fibroids.  You may not need treatment.
bullet     Pain medication if needed.
bullet     Hormonal pills or shots and iron may control bleeding.
bullet     Hysteroscopy for bleeding:
        D&C can remove excess lining and polyps.
        Resection of some fibroids may preserve fertility.
        Ablation or resection of the uterine lining may stop bleeding.
bullet     Shrink the fibroids:
        Shrink fibroids using medication. (temporary)
        Shrink fibroids using myolysis.  (scope surgery)
        Shrink fibroids using embolization.  (radiology)
bullet     Myomectomy (removing fibroids):
        Hysteroscopy (scope) if inside the cavity.
        Laparoscopy (scope) if outside the muscle.
        Laparotomy (open surgery) if inside the muscle.

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