According to The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, hysterectomy is the surgery to remove the uterus, and it is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States. Hysterectomy is one of the safest surgical procedures, however as with any other surgery some risks may be associated with this surgery too.

Hysterectomy is used to treat many women’s health conditions such as: uterine fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, irregular and heavy menstruation, chronic pelvic pain and gynecological cancers.

Hysterectomy can be done either through the vagina, abdomen, or with laparoscopy. The method used will depend on the reason for having the surgery, and other factors. During the hysterectomy, other organs such as your tubes and / or ovaries may also be removed, if necessary. A detailed risk assessment and review of your treatment plan will help you in making this decision with your gynecologist. After your surgery, you should continue to see your gynecologist for routine annual checkups.

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