A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus and a woman. This is 1 of the most common surgeries performed in America.
There are different reasons to undergo a hysterectomy including uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, cancer, endometriosis, and pelvic pain.
A hysterectomy can be performed through the abdomen, laparoscopically, or transvaginally. In addition to the uterus, the gynecologist will determine if the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix need to be removed.
Surgery is always a big decision and your gynecologist will offer you advice regarding alternatives, what to expect during surgery, and postoperative care. It can take up to 2 months to heal after a hysterectomy. Some women may require additional medications or hormone treatments after surgery.
Talk with your doctor about any questions you may have.