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Article Home Women's Health Hysterectomy: Facts women should know

Hysterectomy: Facts women should know

Hysterectomy is the surgery done which involves the removal of the uterus. It can be done in 2 ways, one is abdominal and other is vaginal hysterectomies.

 

 

  • Hysterectomy is done for many reasons like fibroids, uterine cancer, endometriosis, abnormal excessive vaginal bleeding, uterine prolapse etc.
  • Hysterectomy is the second most commonly performed surgery for women, next to cesarean section.
  • Abdominal hysterectomy requires longer healing time than vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy.
  • The common type of hysterectomy done is the total hysterectomy which involves the removal of uterus and cervix.

  • After hysterectomy the menstrual periods will stop. Hence it is one of the causes of surgical menopause.
  • After hysterectomy there is no possibility of you getting pregnant.
  • There are various health conditions which occur after the surgery due to low levels of estrogen like osteoporosis.
  • There are more chances of cardiovascular disease in the women who undergo hysterectomy.
  • With the removal of the uterus other organs like cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes might also be removed.
  • Hysterectomy does not cause depression.
  • It does not affect your sexual life.
  • Even after hysterectomy you need to ask your doctor whether you need pap smear done regularly