What to know about a hysterectomy


What to know about a hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a standard surgical procedure that involves the complete or partial removal of a person’s uterus. A person may require a hysterectomy for one of several reasons. The surgery can help treat chronic pain conditions, as well as certain types of cancers and infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hysterectomies are very common, with 1 in 3 women in the United States having had one by the age of 60.

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that completely or partially removes a person’s uterus. The uterus, also known as the womb, is where a fetus grows during pregnancy. The uterine lining also produces menstrual blood. A person who has a hysterectomy will no longer have menstrual periods or become pregnant.

There are several types of hysterectomy, including:
• Partial (supracervical) hysterectomy: During a partial hysterectomy, a surgeon only removes the upper portion of the uterus.
• Total hysterectomy: Surgeons use this procedure to remove both the uterus and cervix.
• Radical hysterectomy: During this procedure, a surgeon removes the womb, cervix, and upper part of the vagina. They may also remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and surrounding lymph nodes.
• Total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: This type involves the removal of one or both of a person’s ovaries and fallopian tubes. A surgeon can perform a salpingo-oophorectomy during a hysterectomy.


People who have a hysterectomy cannot become pregnant and may experience early menopause. As a result, where possible, a doctor will likely avoid recommending a hysterectomy to someone who has not entered menopause. However, a doctor may advise a person to undergo a hysterectomy if they have one or more of the following conditions: unusually heavy vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, which are benign growths that develop in the uterus, uterine prolapse, which occurs when the uterus descends toward or into the vagina, endometriosis, which causes the endometrium - the inner lining of the uterus - to grow outside of the uterus, adenomyosis, a condition in which the endometrium grows into the uterine walls, cancer of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, or endometrium.

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