If you want to learn more about the consequences of hysterectomy
, contact the HERS Foundation at www.hersfoundation.org. They are a non profit women's health org that educates the public about the damaging effects of this largely over-utilized, medically unecessary surgery. They have physician and lawyer referrals as well as a wealth of information about different treatment options for various diagnoses and post-hysterectomy coping strategies.
plays an integral role in your overall well being. Whether or not you decide to have your uterus removed, you should be informed of all treatment options and consequences, before agreeing to proceed with surgery. Some simple facts: The uterus is a hormone responsive sex organ that supports the pelvis, bladder, and bowel. Nerves, ligaments, and blood supply are severed, and the vagina is sutured shut at the top and made into a closed pocket. Loss of sexual feeling, weight gain, heart disease
, bladder and bowel problems are all common. No matter the type of hysterectomy performed, e.g. robotic, the functions of the uterus will be lost.