My mother has a very small uterine fibroids in her uterus (about the size of a thumb) but it is causing heavy bleeding. She already had D&C to rule out cancer and check what is causing the bleeding.
During the D&C, the doctor almost transfuse blood to her (because she forgot that we are Jehovah's Witnesses). After the D&C, the doctor suggested that if the bleeding don't stop, she needs hysterectomy.
If in the D&C, she has high risk in blood transfusion, is there a greater risk of blood transfusion if she had hysterectomy?
What preparation should we do before the operation to lower the risk of transfusion.
Are there other alternatives aside hysterectomy?