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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
hysterectomy "hysterectomy", by Terese Winslow (Illustrator). Hysterectomy; drawing shows the female reproductive anatomy, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, fallopian tubes, and cervix. Dotted lines show which organs and tissues are removed in a total hysterectomy, a total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy, and...

A hysterectomy is a surgical treatment to get rid of a woman's uterus. If you have one of the following:1 Keep in mind that there may be alternate ways to treat your health issue without having a hysterectomy, you might require a hysterectomy. Current research studies recommend that getting rid of only the fallopian tubes however keeping the ovaries might aid lower the risk for the most common type of ovarian cancer, which is thought to begin in the fallopian tubes. 3 The choice to keep or eliminate your ovaries is one you can make after speaking about the threats and benefits with your doctor. Whether you will have other symptoms of menopause after a hysterectomy depends on whether your medical professional eliminates your ovaries during the surgery. The womb is a hollow muscular body organ that nourishes the developing infant throughout pregnancy. You may have all or part of the uterus removed during a hysterectomy. A surgical cut in the stubborn belly; Three to four small surgical cuts in the stomach and afterwards making use of a laparoscope; A surgical cut in the vaginal canal, assisted by the use a laparoscope; A surgical cut in the vaginal area without making use of a laparoscope; Three to 4 small medical cuts in the belly, in order to carry out robot surgery; You and your doctor will determine which type of procedure. Many women have a hysterectomy. Hysterectomies are executed to deal with health issue that influence the female reproductive system. These include: heavy durations; long-term pelvic pain; non-cancerous tumors; ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer or cancer of the fallopian tubes. A hysterectomy is a major operation with a lengthy recovery time and is only considered after less invasive treatments have been attempted. If you have a hysterectomy, in addition to having your womb removed, you may have to determine whether to have your cervix or ovaries removed. Your choice will usually be based on your personal feelings, clinical history and any recommendations your medical professional may have.

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