A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. It is one of the most common surgeries performed on women in the United States.
A hysterectomy may be necessary to treat a variety of conditions, including:
There are three main types of hysterectomy:
A hysterectomy can be performed through the abdomen (open hysterectomy) or through the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy). Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that is also performed.
Like any surgery, hysterectomy has some risks, including:
After a hysterectomy, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few days. Most women make a full recovery within a few weeks. However, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and to rest as much as possible.
Yes, you will still be able to have sex after a hysterectomy. However, it is important to wait until you are fully recovered from surgery before resuming sexual activity.
No, you will not be able to get pregnant after a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is a permanent form of birth control.
If you are considering a hysterectomy, be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the surgery. Hysterectomy is a major surgery, but it can be a life-changing procedure for women with certain medical conditions.
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