What is Hysterectomy?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Abdominal hysterectomy Radical 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 123 34
Uterine Fibroids 104 33
Ovarian Cancer 25 5
Uterine Cancer 19 11
Cervical Cancer 18 6
Endometriosis 18 1

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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 17
Moderate 27
Mild 20
None 46

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hysterectomy

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 7
Abdominal Adhesions 5
Pain 5
Surgical Menopause 5
Abdominal pain 4
Hot and cold flashes 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hysterectomy

Dosage Patients
one time 2

Duration

Currently having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 5

Stopped having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 407
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 67
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 33
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 20
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 28
Not specified 65
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3 patient evaluations for 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 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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Jansim
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Jansim
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See Jansim's full Hysterectomy history

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

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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 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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