Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In the Operation Room Before Surgery

As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Hysterectomy always is the last resource in treating endometriosis for woman who has exhausted all the treatments without success, or endometrial tissues has become cancerous, her doctor may suggest some kinds of hysterectomy. Now you have gone through all the evaluation, repeated paper work and finally you meet with your surgical team and prepare for your operation.

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You anesthesiologist is telling you that some kind of anesthesia have selected just for you. You are about to put into deep sleep by general anesthesia. Here are procedure that your gynecologist may tell you, if you want to know before operation
1. General anesthesia
a)General anesthesia is induced by medication given directly through the intravenous tubing. As soon as the medication is taking its effect, you will be in your deep sleep.
b) As you are in deep sleep a additional breathing tube will be placed through your mouth into your windpipe that help to administrate additional anesthesia agent. Sometime, additional anesthesia agent are administrated through the intravenous line or by a face mask. This breathing tube will withdrawn shortly after operation is finished. So you will not know that you have breathing through a tube during surgery.
c) Heart and your lung functions also be monitored closely during operation to ensure that you are do well during the surgery.

2. Regional anesthesia
a) If regional anesthesia is chosen, then the anesthesia is given either spinal or epidural, normally sedation medication also given so you can put to sleep as well. Supplement intravenous sedation may be necessary to avoid any movement of your body or anxiety caused physical or psychological discomfort even you have no feeling on the place where the surgery is being performed.
b) Once the anesthesia is taking its effect, a Folly catheter is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to drain the fluid and monitor the fluid output to ensure the accurate reading of fluid output.
c) After that your abdomen and vagina are cleaned and your public and abdominal hairs are shaved
d) Your body is covered by drapes except the incision area
e) Operation now begin.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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