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if your on medicaid, can you get a hysterectomy?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • Ask your medicad provider
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • hysterectomies are only performed if you have a medical reason for doing so! the only way you would know if you had a medical condition that required a hysterectomy, would be via a pap smear, confirming the need, and your ob/gyn would then order further tests, and tell you your options! your doctor, knowing the kind of insurance you have would tell you to talk with your medicaid case manager and see if it is a covered procedure. you don't just wake up one day and say "hey i think i'll have a hysterectomy today!"

    if you're asking about having your tubes tied....a tubal ligation--that's a whole different procedure, and one that most doctor will not perform on a woman under 30 years old. again, check with your medicare case manager--just as you do for every other appointment or question!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • You need to talk to Medicaid about the hysterectomy. As for tubal ligation, and this might vary from state to state, but a woman I used to work with had a sister who was on Medicaid. She told me that they would not pay for a tubal unless a woman was 25 or had had four children, whichever came first. But yes, there are most assuredly doctors who will perform one on women under 30. I've never even heard of a doctor who wouldn't perform one on someone under 30. That doesn't mean they don't exist of course but I only know one woman who had one after 30, the rest were all well under that age.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • It depends if it's needed or not, only your GYN can make that determination
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 6:13 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

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