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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus (womb). It is one of the most common surgeries performed on women and may also involve the removal of the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, depending on the specific circumstances and medical need.

Procedure Details:

During a hysterectomy, the surgeon makes an incision in the lower abdomen using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. The choice of technique depends on factors such as the reason for the surgery, the size of the uterus, and the patient's overall health. The surgery can be performed under general anesthesia, and the hospital stay and recovery time can vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will it take to recover after a hysterectomy?

The recovery time can vary depending on the type of hysterectomy performed and individual factors. Generally, it takes about 4-6 weeks to recover fully. During this time, it's important to follow post-operative instructions, avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities, and attend follow-up appointments with your healthcare provid

Will I be able to have children after a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is considered a permanent form of contraception as it involves the removal of the uterus. If the ovaries are preserved and you still have viable eggs, you may consider other assisted reproductive methods such as surrogacy or egg donation to have children.

Will I still experience menopause after a hysterectomy?

If both ovaries are removed during the hysterectomy, it can cause menopause to occur earlier than expected. However, if the ovaries are preserved, menopause may not occur immediately, although natural menopause will still happen at the appropriate age.