Why would I need a hysterectomy?
- Abnormal bleeding that is not controlled by other treatments
- Severe endometriosis
- Uterine fibroids that have increased in size, are painful, or are causing bleeding
- Increased pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
- Cervical or uterine cancer or abnormalities that may lead to cancer
There are three main types of total hysterectomies:
- Abdominal hysterectomy — The uterus is removed through an incision in the abdomen.
- Vaginal hysterectomy — The uterus is removed through an incision in the vaginal.
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy – The uterus is removed through small incisions in the abdomen and vagina.
The method used during surgery depends on why you need the surgery and the results of your pelvic exam.
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