What is Total vaginal hysterectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Hysterectomy

A total vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the body of the uterus or fundus, and cervix of the uterus; often called "complete". The removal of the organs is done via the vagina versus a surgical incision via the lower abdomen (total abdominal hysterectomy).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Uterine fibroids 6 2
Endometriosis 3 2
Ovarian cyst 2 1
Infected cyst 1 1
Irregular menstrual periods 1 1
Polycystic ovary syndrome 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total vaginal hysterectomy

Side effect Patients
General body pain 1


Stopped having Total vaginal hysterectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Total vaginal hysterectomy.