Reasons for Hysterectomy

When your doctor informs you that you need the Hysterectomy procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Hysterectomy is Performed


Alternate Names for Hysterectomy:
Surgical removal, uterus

Reasons for Procedure

You may have a hysterectomy if your uterus is causing health problems that cannot be treated by other means. Some reasons a woman may have a hysterectomy are to:

  • Treat cancers such as uterine , endometrial, or ovarian cancers
  • Remove uterine fibroids -common, benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow in the muscle of the uterus
  • Treat chronic pelvic pain
  • Treat heavy bleeding

Explore your options before having a hysterectomy. There are other treatments for many of these problems.




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Learn what Hysterectomy is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Hysterectomy
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Hysterectomy Complications
Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Hysterectomy Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Hysterectomy Results
Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Hysterectomy
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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