Hysterectomy Index

Featured: Hysterectomy Main Article

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed. There are a variety of surgical techniques for performing hysterectomies, which include:

  • vaginal hysterectomy,
  • total hysterectomy,
  • laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH),
  • supracervical hysterectomy,
  • laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy,
  • radical hysterectomy,
  • and oophorectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy hysterectomies.
Complications include infection, pain, and bleeding. The type of hysterectomy performed is dependant upon the woman and the reason for the procedure.

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Endometriosis Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Endometriosis Article
      • Endometriosis definition and facts
      • What is endometriosis?
      • What are the stages of endometriosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms endometriosis?
      • What about endometriosis and cancer risk?
      • What causes endometriosis?
      • What about endometriosis and infertility?
      • Does diet affect endometriosis?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat endometriosis?
      • Is there a test to diagnose endometriosis?
      • What is the treatment for endometriosis?
      • What medications treat endometriosis?
      • What about surgery for endometriosis?
      • Who gets endometriosis?
      • Can endometriosis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a woman with endometriosis?
    • Vaginal Bleeding Normal vaginal bleeding (menorrhea) occurs through the process of menstruation. Abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are...learn more »
      In This Article
      Vaginal Bleeding Article
      • Vaginal bleeding facts
      • What is normal vaginal bleeding?
      • What is abnormal vaginal bleeding?
      • What conditions cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly?
      • What conditions cause vaginal bleeding after menopause or abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are not ovulating regularly?
      • What causes abnormal vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?
      • What causes vaginal bleeding during or after sexual intercourse?
      • What diagnostic tests are used to evaluate abnormal vaginal bleeding?
      • How is irregular vaginal bleeding treated?
    • Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus and are usually round or semi-round in shape. The most common...learn more »
      In This Article
      Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Article
      • Uterine fibroids facts
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What causes uterine fibroids and how common are they?
      • What are the symptomsof uterine fibroids?
      • Do untreated uterine fibroids pose a risk?
      • What are the usual ways of diagnosing uterine fibroids?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for fibroids
      • Medical treatment for fibroids
      • What are the risks of uterine fibroids during pregnancy?
    • Uterine Cancer Though uterine cancer's cause is unknown, there are many factors that will put a woman at risk, including being over age 50,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Uterine Cancer Article
      • Uterine cancer facts*
      • What is endometrial cancer?
      • What are risk factors for endometrial cancer?
      • What are signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer?
      • What tests and procedures diagnose endometrial cancer?
      • What factors affect prognosis and treatment options for uterine cancer?
      • How is uterine cancer staging determined?
      • How does cancer spread in the body?
      • Cancer may spread from where it began to other parts of the body.
      • What are the stages of endometrial cancer?
      • What is recurrent endometrial cancer?
      • What are treatment options for endometrial cancer?
      • What are new types of treatment being tested in uterine cancer clinical trials?
      • What are clinical trials?
      • Patients can enter clinical trials before, during, or after starting their cancer treatment.
      • What follow-up tests may be needed after treatment of endometrial cancer?
      • What are uterine cancer treatment options by stage?
      • What are treatment options for recurrent endometrial cancer?
    • Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is cancer of the entrance to the womb (uterus). Regular pelvic exams and Pap testing can detect precancerous...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cervical Cancer Article
      • Cervical cancer facts
      • What is cervical cancer?
      • How do women get cervical cancer? What causes cervical cancer?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?
      • What are cervical cancer screening guidelines?
      • What tests are used to diagnose cervical cancer?
      • What are the stages of cervical cancer?
      • What is the treatment for cervical cancer?
      • What are methods of treatment for cervical cancer?
      • Can cervical cancer be prevented? What is the cervical cancer vaccine?
      • What kind of support is available to women with cervical cancer?
      • What is the prognosis and survival rates for women with cervical cancer?
      • What research is being done on cervical cancer?
    • Ovarian Cancer There are many types of ovarian cancer, epithelial carcinoma is the most common. Women with a family history of ovarian cancer...learn more »
      In This Article
      Ovarian Cancer Article
      • Ovarian cancer facts
      • What is ovarian cancer?
      • Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)
      • Ovarian low malignant potential tumor (OLMPT; borderline tumor)
      • Germ cell ovarian cancers
      • Stromal ovarian cancers
      • What are ovarian cancer statistics?
      • What are ovarian cancer risk factors?
      • What are ovarian cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?
      • How is ovarian cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?
      • What is the survival rate and prognosis of ovarian cancer?
      • Can ovarian cancer be prevented?
      • How does one cope with ovarian cancer?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References


Terms related to Hysterectomy:

  • Fallopian Tube Removal
  • Laparoscopic Supra Cervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovary Removal
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy