What is Hysterectomy (Uterus Removal Operation)?
Hysterectomy is the surgery to remove the uterus (the womb).
It is a major gynecological surgery and the second most frequently performed surgery for women in the world. This is simply because as a woman ages and nears her menopause, the uterus tends to develop a number of uterine-related health issues, such as extensive vaginal bleeding, unbearable abdominal pain, blackouts, nausea, constant fatigue, and weakness. Most often, the reason is the development of uterine fibroids or in rarer cases- the change in the shape and size of the uterus.
In some women, the uterus rather falls down from its original position and causes difficulty in urination and defecation along with repeated urinary tract infections. This is called uterine prolapse.
At either of these times, Hysterectomy, that is, the removal of the uterus becomes essential. It provides the final and definite solution to uterine conditions and promises immediate relief.
(Note, Hysterectomy is also performed as a final solution to endometriosis and is a fairly common and safe surgery. However, it invariably ends your biological capacity to birth a child. Therefore, if you desire further childbirth, we suggest you consult more than 1 doctor and assess all alternative treatment options.)