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Hysterectomy / Surgical Removal Of Uterus

Written by Dr. Anitha Paderla | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond)
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Hysterectomy - Overview

Nomenclatures: Hysterectomy/Abdominal Hysterectomy/ Vaginal Hysterectomy/ Laparoscopic Hysterectomy/Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo- Oophorectomy

A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, which improves the prognosis for uterine cancer and provides relief from troublesome symptoms such as pelvic pain and heavy irregular periods.

A Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women. The most common is cesarean section delivery. It is usually performed by gynecologists.

There are several types of hysterectomies:

Total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus and the cervix. This is the most common type of hysterectomy.

Partial hysterectomy is a procedure done where the cervix of the uterus is left behind but the upper section of the uterus is removed.

Radical hysterectomy is usually done for cancer of the organ and it means removal of the uterus along with the cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and the surrounding tissues.

In many cases, surgical removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy) is performed concurrent with a hysterectomy. The surgery is then called "Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo- Oophorectomy", abbreviated as TAH-BSO.

A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy), a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy), or as a laproscopic procedure (laparoscopic hysterectomy).

Depending on the medical history and the indication for surgery, the doctor will help the patient decide which type of hysterectomy is most appropriate.


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shanthi-, India

Is hysterectomy done in esi hospital?

evely, United States

i need to speak to someone that could answer my question, about hysterectomy...im in need to meet a support group of people that been throug this procedure' can you please help me?i live in bronx ny.please replied as soon as possible.thank you.

Gina13, United States

I have yet to make the life changing decision at 36 to proceed with a total hysterectomy. It has no less than consumed my body and mind. I'm at war with myself fighting to keep these thoughts and feelings from reaching my spirit. I'm desperate to find a support group. There has to be another alternative that doesn't consist of man-made synthetic drugs or the removal of my womanhood. I suffer from Endometriosis, fibroids, scar tissue and cysts. I had a D&C, ablasion and my left fallopian tube killed in January. It does not seem to have done any good.

carinprice77, Spain

I HAVE HAD ABD. HYSTERECTOMY AND HAS A TERRIBLE SCAR cOULD A LIP0SUCTION AND TUMMY TuCK MAKE IT LESS OBVIOUS?

callliz, United States

My friend was diagnoised with inflamatory breast cancer march 08. this past dec. she had a hysterecomy. surgery was on the 15th and by New years day she was still bleeding heavily.Is this normal to bleed that much, almost a month after surgery?



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