After C-sections, hysterectomies are the most common surgery done on women in the United States. A hysterectomy removes the uterus (and other reproductive organs if needed) to help relieve certain conditions or pain the patient may be experiencing.
A hysterectomy is usually a very successful procedure, but it also removes the ability to have more children. Because of this fact, it’s typically only done if other treatment options haven’t been successful.
The most common reasons hysterectomies are done include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Very heavy cycles
- Uterine prolapse
Always talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about having a hysterectomy. Your doctor can help you decide if it’s the best treatment option for you.