Infertility researchers have explained that every year 30 000 women in England and Wales age between 30 and 50 is being diagnosed by hysterectomy (surgical removal of the womb) or a procedure that called endometrial ablation, which burns away parts of the lining of the womb in order to end debilitating heavy monthly bleeding. Although, hysterectomy or surgical removal of the womb does not always leave a woman infertile for lifetime. It is not recommended for those women who want to have more children in future. According to experts, both ablation and hysterectomy are considered a last resort of this problem.
However, according to a ground breaking study, it has been carried out by specialists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust suggests that approximately more than 20 per cent of these patients are suffering from the blood-clotting disorders. These women are getting the lack of blood protein which acts like glue to help cells clump together and form a clot, or the cells themselves called platelets may not be working properly. Women with this problem can be affected by the monthly cycle as tiny blood vessels in the womb bleed profusely and for a longer than normal time.
People who have menorrhagia and blood-clotting disorders can suffer from iron deficiency and anemia, but women who have blood clotting issues may also suffer from easily bruise. They may have nose bleed, bleeding gums when they brush their teeth. Once a woman has established blood-clotting disorder, she has to suffer from a monthly dose of the blood-clotting drug tranexamic acid, normally in pill form, which may see hysterectomy or ablation avoided. Women who have blood-clotting disorders such as platelet dysfunction or von Willebrand disease may also be offered a drug called DDAVP, or desmopressin, which is administered as a monthly injection or nasal spray. But this treatment can be start only after diagnosis of a type of bleeding disorder. Women who have heavy periods but she is not diagnosed as bleeding disorder, the cause may remain unclear. In this type of case, only surgery could be the last option.
According to Dr Clare Samuelson, specialist registrar at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Haemophilia and Throm-bosis Centre, who is leading the study funded by The Platelet Charity, yet there are no any routine tests for deficiency or dysfunction of blood-clotting proteins or for problems with platelet function, for women who are suffering with these problems. Dr Clare Samuelson says that we don’t yet have evidence that surgery can definitely be avoided by accurate diagnosis of a bleeding disorder but women could avoid complications of surgery. Women can avoid the surgery completely, if an underlying disorder is diagnosed and appropriately treated. So, if you are also one of them who are dealing with any of these problems, do not take it easily. Act now and go through the entire test that could save you from hysterectomy or endometrial ablation which may lead you to the childless life.
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