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 37
Uterine fibroids 118 36
Ovarian cancer 31 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
Severe 22
Moderate 32
Mild 26
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hysterectomy

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 10
Pain 8
Abdominal adhesions 5
Decreased sex drive (libido) 5
Menopause 5
Surgical menopause 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hysterectomy

Dosage Patients
one time 3

Duration

Currently having Hysterectomy

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

Stopped having Hysterectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 500
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 77
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 43
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 22
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 65
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 38
Not specified 75
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