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Hysterectomy Surgery: Recovery and Post Hysterectomy Complications

What is a Hysterectomy?
 
Hysterectomy is a procedure which involves the surgical removal of the uterus (womb). This treatment can also involve the removal of the fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. Following this operation women no longer have periods, are no longer fertile and cannot bear children. 
 
There are two main ways to perform a hysterectomy. The most common way is to remove the uterus through a cut in the lower abdomen. The second, less common way, is to remove the uterus through a cut in the top of the vagina. In certain cases combinations of the two methods are also employed. Each operation lasts between one to two hours and is performed under a general anesthetic.
 
Post Hysterectomy
 
For many women post hysterectomy health implications and hysterectomy recovery are important issues.
 
Due to its invasive nature, this procedure requires:
  • Uses of general anesthesia
  • 1-2 days of post-op in the hospital
  • 4-6 weeks of recovery at home
  • No chance of pregnancy after this procedure
 
Post Hysterectomy Complications

As with any treatment, there can be post hysterectomy complications, including an increased risk of earlier ovarian failure and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
 
 
Learn more about the long-term risks of undergoing hysterectomy and early menopause.
 
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