The entire uterus is removed from the body. Sometimes, the ovaries also are removed at the time of surgery.
For most women, hysterectomy leads to improved quality of life and social function. [source]
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.
Symptoms such as pain and severe cramping during periods.
Symptoms include pain in the pelvic region including excessive cramping, pelvic bloating, pressure, heaviness, or pain during sexual intercourse.
Symptoms like frequent urination or inability to control urination, as well as constipation.