What is Abdominal hysterectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Generic name: Hysterectomy

An abdominal hysterectomy involves the removal of the entire uterus (uterine body, cervix, and fundus), as opposed to a supraventricular hysterectomy in which the cervix is left intact.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 35 7
Uterine Fibroids 31 7
Ovarian Cancer 5 0
Cervical Cancer 4 2
Irregular menstrual periods 3 1
Uterine Cancer 3 3

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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
Severe 3
Moderate 8
Mild 4
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abdominal hysterectomy

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 2
Hot flashes 2
Internal bleeding (hemorrhage) 2
Menopause 2
Surgical Menopause 2
Abdominal Adhesions 1

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Duration

Currently having Abdominal hysterectomy

Duration Patients
10 years or more 2

Stopped having Abdominal hysterectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 90
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 10
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2 patient evaluations for Abdominal hysterectomy

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SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F39y
FM:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See SoreMomma's full Abdominal hysterectomy history

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

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ohiomom003
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ohiomom003
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See ohiomom003's full Abdominal hysterectomy history

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

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