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Problems That Hysterectomy Can Treat

Problems with any of the reproductive organs can disrupt your cycle, cause symptoms, or threaten your health. Some of the most common problems are shown below. A hysterectomy may also be done for other reasons.

Closeup of ovary showing endometriosis and adhesions. Endometriosis can occur throughout pelvic region.

Closeup of fibroid in wall of uterus.

Cross section side view of female pelvis showing uterus bulging down into vagina. Pelvic relaxation can cause uterus to bulge into vagina.

Closeup of cancer growing in lining of uterus.

Planning Your Treatment

After going over the results of your exam and any tests, you and your healthcare provider will make a treatment plan. Options may include hysterectomy by itself or along with other treatments. As you create the plan, your healthcare provider may discuss the following questions with you:

  • How severe is your problem?

  • Do you want to have children?

  • Should the ovaries be removed too?

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 5/15/2011
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