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10% Increase in Hysterectomy in Women Aged Between 35 and 40 - Dr B Ramesh, Altius Hospital, Bengaluru

BENGALURU, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

"Hysterectomy in women below 35 is something we avoid at costs and hysterectomy in women aged between 35 and 40 who undergo the process in extreme cases is about 10% which is nowadays increasing due to various medical conditions," said Dr. B. Ramesh, Medical Director, Altius Hospital, Gyneacologist and laparoscopic surgeon, Bengaluru.

Gynecologists have warned a trend that more and more women in younger age are requiring hysterectomy which was earlier commonly done on women in their 50s and 60s. According to findings of a study published in the Reproductive Health Journal last year, the current median age of the women who had undergone hysterectomy was 42 years. One-third of hysterectomized women were below the age of 40 years, and this proportion was higher in Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh (42%) and Telangana (47%). The study used data from India's District Level Household Survey (DLHS) that involved a sample of 3, 16,361 married women in the age group of 15-49 years spread across 21 States and Union Territories of India. The study estimated hysterectomy prevalence of 17 per 1000 ever married women.

The most common reason of why hysterectomy is performed is for uterine fibroids. The other reasons include abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis and uterine prolapse. "Hysterectomy in young women is very rare and we try to avoid but can take place. However, when a huge fibroid is removed that may also distort the formation of the uterus or in case of heavy menstrual bleeding that cannot be cured with medicines and oral hormonal therapy, we have to remove the uterus," Dr B. Ramesh, Medical Director, Altius Hospital, Gyneacologist and laparoscopic surgeon, Bengaluru.

Yet another reason for younger women requiring a hysterectomy is Carcinoma endometrium (uterine cancer). This is the most common gynaecological malignancy in developed countries with an incidence rate of 2.3 per 100,000. "Cervical cancer remains the most common cancer among Indian women, but we are seeing an increase in uterus cancer cases day by day that too in younger women ranging from 35-45. There are vast majority of reasons for cancer ranging from sedentary lifestyles and obesity. In such cases, removal of uterus is the only way out," said Dr. B. Ramesh

According to a consensus document prepare by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the management of uterine cancer, there has been a rise in the number of endometrial cancer cases, with the incidence rate in India going up to as much as 2.1/100,000 women. In India, the total number of estimated new cases of endometrial cancer in 2018 is 13,328 with an estimated 5,010 deaths.

The document also states that the rise is mainly attributed to the changing trends in the lifestyle and reproductive profile of women, especially in urban areas.

Dr. B. Ramesh, the Founder and Director of Altius Hospital is one of the India's best leading gynaecologists and laparoscopic surgeons in India. Altius Hospital is based in Bangalore and is specialized in treatment of severe Endometriosis, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Radial Hysterectomy, Pelvic Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Tubal recanalization, Urogynaecology, Septum Resection, etc and has perfected the technique of Single port Laparoscopic Surgeries in Gynaecology. Dr. Ramesh, as a Laparoscopic Surgeon is experienced for over 20 years.

About Altius Hospital

Altius Hospital is one amongst the leading IVF centers in India. We perform Advanced Gynaecological Sonography and Sonography directed procedures like Ovum pickup, Cyst Aspiration, Embryo Transfer and Fetal Reductions. Altius Hospital has been conducting IVF treatment for last 15 years.

We have performed over 70,000 of major Laparoscopic Surgeries and over 9000 Laparoscopic Hysterectomies. Several patients from all over India as well as across the globe have been benefitted from our centre. For more details

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Last Updated: 22-Apr-2019