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A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and can't become pregnant. Sometimes the surgery also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. If you have both ovaries taken out, you will enter menopause.

Your health care provider might recommend a hysterectomy if you have

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  1. Hysterectomy (National Library of Medicine)  
    A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and can' ...
  2. Hysterectomy Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    X-Plain Hysterectomy Reference Summary Introduction Certain conditions that seriously affect women’s health are best treated with a hysterectomy. In Greek “ ...
  3. Vaginal hysterectomy; Abdominal hysterectomy; Supracervical hysterectomy; Radical hysterectomy; Removal of the uterus; Laparoscopic hysterectomy; Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy; LAVH; ...
  4. Hysterectomy (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Home > Publications > Our publications > Our publications Publications Hysterectomy fact sheet Print this fact sheet Hysterectomy fact sheet (full version) (PDF, 221 KB) Hysterectomy fact sheet health snapshot (one-page summary) (PDF, ...
  5. ... Abdominal hysterectomy Hysterectomy Patient information Patient information: Abdominal hysterectomy (Beyond the Basics) Authors Thomas G Stovall, MD ...
  6. ... Hysterectomy Patient information Vaginal hysterectomy Patient information: Vaginal hysterectomy (Beyond the Basics) Authors Thomas G Stovall, MD ...
  7. Hysterectomy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    What is a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus . What are the reasons for having a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy may be done to ...
  8. BRCA1 and Hysterectomy Video (HealthDay)  
    ... right-hand corner of the player. BRCA1 and Hysterectomy HealthDay March 25, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Genes and Gene Therapy Hysterectomy Uterine Cancer Transcript It has long been known ...
  9. ROBOTIC-ASSISTED HYSTERECTOMY UNC HOSPITALS – CHAPEL HILL CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA 00:00:09 ANNOUNCER: Today surgeons from the UNC Hospitals ... Chapel Hill will perform live a robotic-assisted hysterectomy for endometrial cancer with staging by using the ...
  10. ROBOTIC-ASSISTED HYSTERECTOMY HARTFORD HOSPITAL HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT October 2, 2007 00:00:08 ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. ...
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