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A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus (womb).
A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States.
Hysterectomies are done through a cut in the abdomen (abdominal hysterectomy) or the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy).
www.4woman.gov /faq/hysterectomy.htm   (1086 words)

  Hysterectomy - Womens Health and Medical Information on MedicineNet.com
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the uterus (womb) is removed.
The most common reason hysterectomy is performed is for uterine fibroids The next most common reasons are abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and uterine prolapse (including pelvic relaxation).
A hysterectomy is also performed to treat cancer of the uterus or very severe pre-cancers (called dysplasia).
www.medicinenet.com /hysterectomy/article.htm   (486 words)

  Hysterectomy - Better Health Channel.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus), with or without the removal of the ovaries.
Hysterectomy is used to treat a number of conditions, such as excessive menstrual bleeding.
Hysterectomy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including heavy or painful periods, fibroids and prolapse.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hysterectomy?OpenDocument   (1048 words)

  Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus, resulting in the inability to become pregnant (sterility).
A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy), a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy), or through laparoscopic incisions (small incisions on the abdomen -- laparoscopic hysterectomy).
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/002915.html   (636 words)

 Hysterectomy Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hysterectomy is defined as the "surgical removal of the uterus" (womb).
Up to 60,000 hysterectomy operations are carried out on women in the UK every year, this figure means that one in five of all women will have a hysterectomy at some point in their life.
Women who have a hysterectomy that leaves one or both of their ovaries intact have a 50% chance of going through the menopause within five years of their operation, again regardless of their age.
www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk /learn/hysterec/what.php   (313 words)

 Hysterectomy - removal of the uterus
A hysterectomy may or may not be combined with the removal of the Fallopian tubes and one or both ovaries.
A hysterectomy is nearly always necessary if a diagnosis of cancer of the cervix or cancer of the uterus is made and is usually recommended if there is ovarian cancer.
Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure and is performed under general anaesthesia.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /health_advice/facts/hysterectomy.htm   (1233 words)

 Hysterectomy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.
Approximately 10 percent of hysterectomies are performed to treat cancer - either cervical, ovarian, or endometrial.
A hysterectomy may be performed if there is a blockage of the bladder or intestines by the uterus or a growth.
medicalcenter.osu.edu /patientcare/healthinformation/otherhealthtopics/GynecologicalHealth/Hysterectomy   (485 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus, resulting in the inability to become pregnant (sterility).
A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy), a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy), or through laparoscopic incisions (small incisions on the abdomen -- laparoscopic hysterectomy).
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Hysterectomy is a very common surgical procedure in the United States, especially in middle-aged women between 40 and 50.
About one-third of all hysterectomies are done because the uterus is enlarged with fibroids, which are benign (noncancerous) growths of uterine muscle fibers in the uterus.
Hysterectomies also are used to treat a prolapsed uterus, endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal growth of the uterine lining which may lead to cancer) or endometriosis.
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 Hysterectomy Information on Healthline
In a radical hysterectomy, the uterus, cervix, ovaries, oviducts, lymph nodes, and lymph channels are removed.
Hysterectomy is the second most common operation performed in the United States.
The remaining 20% of hysterectomies are performed to treat prolapsed uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometrial hyperplasia, a potentially precancerous condition.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/hysterectomy   (768 words)

Hysterectomy is performed to relieve different pain and/or discomfort from illnesses or diseases.
Since hysterectomy is a major surgical and permanent procedure, it is important to ask any questions you may have and make sure you receive clear answers so you can make the choice that best meets your needs.
Radical hysterectomy is done specifically in the case of invasive gynaecological cancer, is the same procedure as a total hysterectomy but also involves the removal of the upper part of the vagina as well as the pelvic lymphatic ganglions.
www.cwhn.ca /resources/faq/hysterectomy.html   (1498 words)

A hysterectomy is a procedure that rarely needs to be performed urgently, except in the case of cancer or uncontrolled bleeding after delivery of a baby.
An abdominal hysterectomy is conducted when there is a need for extensive exploration (in the case of cancer), if the uterus is enlarged or if the woman has never had children or is obese.
The advantages of an abdominal hysterectomy are lower incidence of damage to the urinary tract and blood vessels.
www.womhealth.org.au /factsheets/hysterectomy.htm   (3250 words)

 Alternatives to Hysterectomy
The common rationale for advising hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of the uterus and the ovaries) is as follows: the role of the uterus is that of an "incubator," to carry babies into this world.
We may conclude then that hysterectomy and oophorectomy are not likely to prolong average life span, rather they may actually shorten it, due to an increase in heart and vascular disease.
Following hysterectomy this important component is lacking and such women complain of a dramatic decline in the quality of their orgasm.
althysterectomy.org /whywould.htm   (1463 words)

 Hysterectomy - A Gynecologist's Second Opinion
Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, is a procedure surrounded by controversy - and for good reason.
Subtotal hysterectomy removes only the upper body of the uterus, and the cervix is left in place, connected to the top of the vagina.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a relatively new surgical procedure that allows the uterus to be detached from inside the body by laparoscopic instruments while the doctor is viewing the uterus, tubes, and ovaries through a camera attached to a telescope.
www.gynsecondopinion.com /hysterectomy.htm   (3533 words)

 eMedicine - Hysterectomy : Article by Hetal B Gor, MD, FACOG
They concluded that hysterectomy for a large asymptomatic fibroid uterus may not be needed as a means of preventing increased operative morbidity associated with future growth, unless a sarcomatous change is observed.
In some cases, radical hysterectomy (removal of the uterus, cervix, top portion of vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissues in the pelvic cavity surrounding cervix) may be the treatment of choice, along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy if needed.
Radical hysterectomy is extensive surgery that, in addition to removal of the uterus and cervix, might include removal of lymph nodes, loose areolar tissue near major blood vessels, upper vagina, and omentum.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3315.htm   (4292 words)

Finally, because every woman is unique and because a hysterectomy was recommended to you because of your individual needs, it is important that you discuss your personal risks and benefits with your doctor before deciding whether to have a hysterectomy.
Hysterectomy can sometimes be done through the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy); at other times, a surgical incision in the lower belly (abdominal hysterectomy) is preferable.
Since hysterectomy is a major operation, discomfort and pain from the surgical incision are greatest during the first few days after surgery, but medication is available to reduce these symptoms.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/consumer/women/hyster.htm   (0 words)

 Hysterectomy: Surgery to remove your uterus - MayoClinic.com
Hysterectomy is the only certain, permanent solution for fibroids — benign uterine tumors that cause persistent bleeding, anemia, pelvic pain or bladder pressure.
Hysterectomy is an inpatient procedure — meaning you're admitted to the hospital to have it done.
To perform a hysterectomy, a surgeon detaches your uterus from the blood vessels and connective tissue that support it, as well as from the vagina.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/hysterectomy/HQ00905   (0 words)

 A Vaginal Hysterectomy Can Be Lifechanging - Get Educated.
When a doctor and patient decide to look at hysterectomy options, it is likely a vaginal hysterectomy will be the choice for the person considering a hysterectomy if they are given a choice.
The recovery is similar to the c-section recovery though and this is one of the reasons the vaginal hysterectomy is the preferred choice in women who have the hysterectomies.
If you are concerned with scarring, then a hysterectomy performed abdominally will likely scare you too death because you will have a scar and even when the healing process begins, it still will be noticed to a certain extent.
www.hysterectomyresources.com   (0 words)

 Hysterectomy - Patient UK
Hysterectomy may be advised for a number of reasons.
Hysterectomy may be advised if you develop cancer of the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
The decision to have a hysterectomy should be shared between you, (your partner), and your doctor or gynaecologist.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/23068763   (0 words)

A hysterectomy is the usual treatment for women with uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancer; severe endometriosis; fibroid tumors that are causing bleeding and other complications; or heavy, uncontrollable vaginal bleeding.
If you and your doctor decide a hysterectomy is the best treatment for you, you will need to sign a release form showing you understand the procedure and giving the doctor permission to perform the operation.
With an abdominal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes a cut in the abdomen, similar to a cesarean section, through which he or she removes the uterus and other reproductive organs, if necessary.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/h/hysterectomy.htm   (1070 words)

 Hysterectomy: Women's Reproductive Health | CDC Reproductive Health
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus; sometimes the cervix and/or ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed.
Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States and an estimated 20 million U.S. women have had a hysterectomy.
Data from national hysterectomy surveillance can be used to increase understanding of the relative public health importance of the conditions that lead to hysterectomy, identify changes in clinical practice, and assist in setting biomedical research priorities.
www.cdc.gov /reproductivehealth/WomensRH/Hysterectomy.htm   (546 words)

 Hysterectomy - surgical removal of the uterus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, or womb.
Depending on the type of hysterectomy performed and the reason it's being done, removal of the cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes is sometimes performed during the same surgery.
Today there are several types of hysterectomies, and less invasive surgical techniques have been developed that may help minimize pain and scarring and may shorten your recovery time.
www.gynecare.com /bgdisplay.jhtml?itemname=hysterectomy_basic_information   (621 words)

 Dr. Koop - Hysterectomy- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.
When a woman is not pregnant, to allow the egg, or ovum, that is produced on a monthly basis by one of her ovaries, to pass into the fallopian tubes and out through the uterus to the vagina.
If you have a life-threatening condition, a hysterectomy will be encouraged by your doctor.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/624/Hysterectomy.html   (341 words)

A hysterectomy, or surgery to remove the uterus, is the second most common major surgery among women in the United States, second only to a cesarean section.
Of the nearly 600,000 hysterectomies each year in the United States, up to half are performed to treat uterine fibroids, also known as non-cancerous tumors.
Hysterectomies are also performed to treat endometriosis and to stop abnormal uterine bleeding.
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/hysterectomy   (0 words)

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb.
TAH - A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy) TVH - A hysterectomy may be done through a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy) LAVH - A hysterectomy may be done through a vaginal incision and assisted by laparoscope.
Indications/contra-indications: Not all women are candidates for laparoscopic hysterectomies and the decision to use this method must be made on an individual basis.
www.hysterectomy.net   (0 words)

 hysterectomy and alternatives to hysterectomy, types of hysterectomy, myths and reality about hysterectomy
I introduced laser endometrial ablation as an alternative to hysterectomy to Northern California in 1985, and have taught techniques of endometrial ablation, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy, both locally and nation wide.
Hysterectomy is not a religion that one believes in.
My impression regarding depression is that infertile women who desired children, and had a hysterectomy because of a problem that caused infertility such as endometriosis, may have a hard time coping with the finality of the realization that they would never carry a child.
www.gynalternatives.com /hysterectomy.htm   (2611 words)

 Hysterectomy - Sharp HealthCare in San Diego
Vaginal hysterectomy is performed with the aid of a laparoscope, a thin, flexible tube containing a video camera.
The type of hysterectomy performed and the technique used to perform the procedure will be determined by your physician, based upon your particular situation.
For women who have not yet reached menopause, having a hysterectomy means that menstruation will no longer occur, nor will pregnancy be possible.
www.sharp.com /healthinfo/content.cfm?pageid=P01527   (541 words)

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