What is Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus). You’ll no longer be able to get pregnant after the operation.
If you have not already gone through the menopause, you’ll no longer have periods, regardless of your age.Many women have a hysterectomy. It’s more common for women aged 40 to 50.
Why do I need a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomies are carried out to treat health problems that affect the female reproductive system.
*long-term pelvic pain
*non-cancerous tumours (fibroids)
*ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer or cancer of the fallopian tubes
A hysterectomy is a major operation with a long recovery time and is only considered after less invasive treatments have been tried.
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