A recent post, Formula May Predict Hysterectomy Need-Women With Multiple Uterine Symptoms At Higher Risk, tells us that there are three predictors that lead to hysterectomy:

— Pelvic pain and heavy bleeding;

— Not responding to earlier treatments; and

— Previous use of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH agonists) such as Lupron.

If all three predictors are present, there is a 95% possibility of having a hysterectomy in the end, the researcher said. And conversely, if hysterectomy was done because of the presence of these three predictors, the patients were pleased with the outcome.

This sheds a new light on hysterectomy decisions. One way to interpret this finding is to refuse to have a hysterectomy done if not all of these conditions are present. Doctors/tag-tec] should serve hysterectomy as an option only if these three conditions are present, and otherwise they shouldn’t. Patients should, on their own behalf, search for alternative treatments in order to avoid the second condition, while doctors should probably stop prescribing Lupron so easily, since it can lead to hysterectomy later on.

All in all, very interesting.