The uterus (or "womb") is surgically removed during a hysterectomy. During a hysterectomy, your doctor may also remove other reproductive organs, such as your fallopian tubes or ovaries. For gynecologic issues such as uterine cancer and severe, uncontrolled bleeding, hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure. A woman who has undergone a hysterectomy will be unable to conceive and will no longer have monthly periods. >
For some women, a hysterectomy alleviates the discomfort of uterine health problems. Others undergo the operation to treat uterine cancer or as an emergency procedure to halt excessive bleeding following delivery.
There are five different forms of hysterectomy
Total hysterectomy removal of the uterus and cervix
Subtotal (partial) hysterectomy removing the uterus but leaving the cervix in situ. While it is typically recommended that the cervix be removed since it is a possible cancer location, some women believe that it serves a role during penetrative intercourse. Even if the cervix is preserved, frequent cervical screening is still required.
hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. If a woman has cancer of the ovaries or uterus, or if she suffers from persistent discomfort due to recurrent pelvic infection or endometriosis.
radical hysterectomy the most comprehensive version of the procedure. The uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, upper section of the vagina, and related pelvic ligaments and lymph nodes are all removed.
hysterectomy with prophylactic bilateral salpingectomy If a woman has cancer of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus, she will undergo hysterectomy with prophylactic bilateral salpingectomy
During a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed through an incision that's made on the top of the vagina. Special medical instruments are embedded into the vagina to separate the uterus from the ligaments that hold it in place. After the uterus and cervix have been removed, the incision will be stitched.
your uterus is removed, you no longer have periods, and cannot get pregnant.
you'll need assistance with heavy lifting or deep bending for some time
Walking is encouraged, but not heavy lifting.