Why is a Hysterectomy Performed?
Hysterectomy is used to treat many women’s health conditions. Some of these conditions include:
- uterine fibroids (this is the most common reason for hysterectomy)
- pelvic support problems (such as uterine prolapse)
- abnormal uterine bleeding
- chronic pelvic pain
- gynecologic cancer
A hysterectomy can be done in different ways: through the vagina, through the abdomen, or with laparoscopy. The choice will depend on why you are having the surgery and other factors. Sometimes, the decision is made after the surgery begins and the surgeon is able to see whether there are other problems.