What is a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus.
If you have a hysterectomy, you will no longer have menstrual periods or be able to get pregnant.
As with any surgical procedure, a hysterectomy involves some risks.
These may include:
For some women, a hysterectomy relieves the pain of health conditions involving the uterus. Others have the surgery to treat uterine cancer or as an emergency procedure to stop heavy bleeding after childbirth.
Some of the most common reasons your doctor might recommend a hysterectomy include:
There are many reasons you might need to have a hysterectomy. For example, if you have:
Your hysterectomy will be performed in one of our hospitals, and you will be under general anesthesia (medication that puts you into a deep sleep).
Your experience will depend on what organs are removed during your hysterectomy, and how your hysterectomy is performed:
Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed. Many women choose hysterectomy to definitively resolve their fibroid symptoms. After hysterectomy, menstrual bleeding stops, pelvic pressure is relieved, frequent urination improves and new fibroids cannot grow