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 134 37
Uterine fibroids 116 35
Ovarian cancer 31 7
Cervical cancer 21 7
Uterine cancer 20 12

Show all 72 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 20
Moderate 30
Mild 26
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hysterectomy

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 9
Pain 7
Abdominal adhesions 5
Decreased sex drive (libido) 5
Menopause 5
Surgical menopause 5

Show all 75 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Hysterectomy

Dosage Patients
one time 3


Currently having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4

Stopped having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 486
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 75
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 42
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 21
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 64
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 37
Not specified 73
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4 patient evaluations for Hysterectomy

Sep 30, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for uterine fibroids)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am noting that a lot of fatigue went away after this procedure. At work, I would want to rest/nap before going home.Camping once in 2016 took a lot of energy, which I didn't realize until Camp 2017. What a difference! All along I thought the fatigue was Parkinson's.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2014 (Started Jan 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS))
  • Side effects
  • 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
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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