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Hysterectomy: The Surgical Procedure That Stops A Woman From Seeing Her Period And Getting Pregnant

People undergo surgeries for different reasons, and most times it could be based on health issues. A woman may undergo a surgery to remove her womb, and it is called hysterectomy. The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. It is also important to know that the uterus lining, is the source of a woman's menstrual blood. A woman may undergo hysterectomy to treat cancer or an infection. During this surgery, a doctor may decide to remove the entire uterus or part of it. The doctor may also remove the ovaries and the fallopian tubes, during the surgery.

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It is important to know that when you undergo a hysterectomy, you will not be able to see your period and you won't get pregnant again. A woman may undergo a hysterectomy because of the following reasons:

1. A woman who has serious pelvic pain.

2. A woman whose private organ bleeding cannot be controlled.

3. A woman who has cancer of the cervix, uterus and ovaries.

4. A woman who has pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a serious infection of the reproductive organ.

5. A woman who has adenomyosis. Adenomyosis is a medical condition that causes the inner lining of the womb, to grow into muscles of the womb.

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Types of hysterectomy

There are different types of hysterectomy and they include the following:

1. Partial hysterectomy

This involves removing only a part of a woman's womb. The cervix may still be intact after the surgery.

2. Total hysterectomy

This involves removing the whole womb including the cervix during the surgery.

3. Hysterectomy and Salpingo-oophorectomy

During this surgery, the doctor removes the uterus with one or both of a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes. A woman may need hormone replacement therapy, if both of her ovaries are removed.

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It is important to talk to a doctor, to know if any risks are involved in the surgery.

Source: healthline

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