Learn about Hysterectomy

A highly-effective, surgical procedure to treat uterine fibroids by removing the uterus.

Works when other treatments fail
Highly effective at reducing symptoms
Does require surgery
how it works

What happens during Hysterectomy

An incision is made on the abdomen

A vertical or horizontal incision is made along the lower abdomen to gain access to the uterus.

The uterus is removed from the body

The entire uterus is removed from the body. Sometimes, the ovaries also are removed at the time of surgery.

The body recovers and symptoms resolve

Over a period of 4-8 weeks, the body will heal. Most women report a significant decrease in their symptoms once recovered.

Did you know?

For most women, hysterectomy leads to improved quality of life and social function. [source]

Who is it for?

What does hysterectomy treat?

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Symptoms include long periods, frequent tampon or pad use, having to use tampons and pads at the same time, blood clots, and anxiety related to bleeding during social or work situations.

Painful periods

Symptoms such as pain and severe cramping during periods.

Pelvic pain

Symptoms include pain in the pelvic region including excessive cramping, pelvic bloating, pressure, heaviness, or pain during sexual intercourse.

Bowel & bladder issues

Symptoms like frequent urination or inability to control urination, as well as constipation.

Benefits & considerations

Make educated decisions about the right treatment

At Helped, we strive to provide thorough but uncomplicated information about treatment options to help you make a confident, informed decision.

Benefits 👍
Highly effective at reducing symptoms
No chance for fibroid recurrence
Option if minimally invasive fibroid treatments fail
Option if done having children
Considerations 🤔
Requires general anesthesia
Major surgery
1-5 day hospital stay
1-2 month recovery
13% chance of requiring blood transfusion
Possible increased risk of heart disease
Cannot have children after hysterectomy
Higher risk for obese patients or patients with multiple medical problems
PATIENT STORIES

Hear what real patients are saying

Hysterectomy can be an excellent fibroid treatment option when less invasive methods fail

I had a hysterectomy best thing I ever did for myself!😀❤️🙏🏿

Sherry C.
Minneapolis, MN

Had my hysterectomy about 16years ago due to bleeding fibroids... Been free of pain and bleeding every since.

Amy S.
Buffalo, NY

I'm glad I had a hysterectomy!

Katherine S.
Hammond, IN

I had my hysterectomy at 29 & it was the best thing I ever did for myself.

Tabby G.
Gloucester, VA
VETTED DOCTORS

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Our physicians go through a rigorous 5-step vetting process which includes a review of credentials, high patient satisfaction ratings, commitment to expedited scheduling, and adherence to best-practice treatment protocols.

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Is hysterectomy a major surgery?
Is hysterectomy a major surgery?
What are the long term side effects of hysterectomy?
What are the long term side effects of hysterectomy?
Will I see a scar after hysterectomy?
Will I see a scar after hysterectomy?
How long does hysterectomy surgery take?
How long does hysterectomy surgery take?
How long is recovery after hysterectomy?
How long is recovery after hysterectomy?
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