In simple words, hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is carried out to remove the womb or uterus. As the uterus is removed, you will no longer be able to conceive. While all women go through the phase of menopause, some can be faced with symptoms of menopause after undergoing a hysterectomy surgery if the ovaries have also been removed; no matter what their age is. A hysterectomy surgery is commonly recommended by healthcare experts for women with conditions such as multiple fibroids or prolapsed uterus. The extent of this fibroid surgery varies widely, depending on the reason for surgery. In some cases, doctors remove the uterus completely, while in some others, they remove both, the ovaries and the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are the structures that help in safe transportation of the eggs from the ovary to the uterus. Leaving the ovaries behind prevents the onset of menopause after the hysterectomy surgery in younger women.
A hysterectomy surgery is commonly suggested by doctors when other treatment options are not available or have been unsuccessful. Depending on your case history, a hysterectomy operation is needed if you have:
There are different types of hysterectomy, which include:
A hysterectomy surgery can be performed by a qualified gynaecologist by three different methods. Irrespective of the way in which it is performed, general or regional anaesthetic (spinal or epidural anaesthesia) is necessary.