Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and is usually performed under anesthesia. This is an operation that is performed when other treatments are unsuitable or have been tried without success.

The uterus has the most important role during pregnancy, which is providing protection and nourishment for the growing baby. This is also where the flow of menstrual blood occurs when the lining of the uterus sheds every month.

After your uterus is removed you will no longer have periods occurring, you will no longer be able to get pregnant, and any pain associated with periods may be reduced.

Because the uterus doesn’t produce female hormones, your level of female level of hormones won’t change the level of hormones in the blood.

A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and is usually performed under anesthesia. This is an operation that is performed when other treatments are unsuitable or have been tried without success.

The uterus has the most important role during pregnancy, which is providing protection and nourishment for the growing baby. This is also where the flow of menstrual blood occurs when the lining of the uterus sheds every month.

After your uterus is removed you will no longer have periods occurring, you will no longer be able to get pregnant, and any pain associated with periods may be reduced.

Because the uterus doesn’t produce female hormones, your level of female level of hormones won’t change the level of hormones in the blood.

Reasons for a Hysterectomy:

Hysterectomies are usually performed to treat diseases that are causing pain, discomfort, uterine bleeding or emotional distress. Common reasons for a hysterectomy include:

  • Uterine Fibroids – non-cancerous growths of the uterus.
  • Unexplained heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding
  • Uterus prolapse – A condition where the uterus and cervix protrude into the vagina
  • Endometriosis (and adenomyosis) – chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, and prolonged or heavy periods.
  • Chronic pain that can’t be relived by other treatments
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease – a chronic infection in the reproductive organs that can cause permanent scarring and chronic pain.
  • Cancer of the endometrium or uterus
  • Cancer of the cervix