What is Hysterectomy?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Radical hysterectomy Abdominal hysterectomy Partial Hysterectomy Show all

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A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus; often called "complete") or partial (removal of the uterine body but leaving the cervical stump, also called "supracervical").

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 138 38
Uterine fibroids 118 36
Ovarian cancer 30 7
Cervical cancer 23 8
Uterine cancer 20 12

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 23
Moderate 31
Mild 28
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hysterectomy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hot flashes 11
Pain 8
Surgical menopause 6
Abdominal adhesions 5
Decreased sex drive (libido) 5
Menopause 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hysterectomy

Dosage Patients Percentage
one time 3

Why patients stopped taking Hysterectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 504
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 78
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 45
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 23
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 67
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 12
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 38
Not specified 78
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3 patient evaluations for Hysterectomy

Apr 6, 2014 (Started Jan 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had my right ovary and flapian tube removed, when they did the surgery they found that my left ovary started to grow back with the flapian tube. All was removed including the rest of my endometrium and I have the color back in my face, I am able to do more than I was. I don't have the pain in my stomach like I did and it was a life changing event completely. I am glad that this done and I would do it again if I had to.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vaginal bleeding)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2002 (Started Dec 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for endometriosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: the benefits are no more pain or periods, side effects are it sends you into menopause with hot flashes and night sweats
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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