A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus or womb. There are many reasons why a hysterectomy may be necessary. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant. Sometimes the surgery also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. This will depend on why you are having your hysterectomy and your age.
A hysterectomy may be done to relieve symptoms caused by several conditions, including:
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