Problems That Hysterectomy Can Treat

Problems with any of the reproductive organs can disrupt your menstrual cycle or cause symptoms. They may also threaten your health. Some of the most common problems that are treated with a hysterectomy are shown below. A hysterectomy may also be done for other reasons:

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium, or ovaries

  • Adenomyosis

  • Cervical dysplasia

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

  • Chronic pelvic pain

Planning your treatment

After going over the results of your exam and any tests, you and your healthcare provider will make a treatment plan. Options may include hysterectomy by itself or with other treatments. As you create the plan, your healthcare provider may discuss the following questions with you:

  • How bad is your problem?

  • Are there any other options to treat your problem?

  • Do you want to have children?

  • Should your tubes or ovaries also be removed?

  • Should the hysterectomy be done abdominally, laparoscopically, or vaginally?

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