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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. Radical Hysterectomy (American Cancer Society)  
    ... on sexual function Next Topic Radical cystectomy Radical hysterectomy Radical hysterectomy is an operation done to treat ... age of 50 having this surgery. Effects of hysterectomy on bladder function A radical hysterectomy can affect ...
  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. ROBOTIC-ASSISTED HYSTERECTOMY UNC HOSPITALS – CHAPEL HILL CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA 00:00:09 ANNOUNCER: Today surgeons from the UNC Hospitals ...
  9. Page 1 of 1 LAPAROSCOPIC SUPRACERVICAL HYSTERECTOMY SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL CENTER MERRIAM, KANSAS October 18, 2007 00:00:16 NARRATOR: Welcome to Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, ...
  10. ROBOT-ASSISTED HYSTERECTOMY USING THE DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN Wednesday, September 20, 2006 ... in Ann Arbor will perform a robot-assisted hysterectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive ...
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