What is Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus (also known as the womb). The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. During the surgery the whole uterus is usually removed. Your doctor may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
What happens during a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus (her womb). The whole uterus is usually removed. Your doctor also may remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Talk to your doctor before your surgery to discuss your options. For example, if both ovaries are removed, you will have symptoms of menopause. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of removing your ovaries. You may also be able to try an alternative to hysterectomy, such as medicine or another type of treatment, first.