Hysterectomy: What happens if we remove the uterus?

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Verified by Dr. Vaishali Sakpal Rane (MBBS, DGO Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

The uterus of a person is surgically removed during a hysterectomy. When a woman is pregnant, a baby develops in the uterus, commonly referred to as the womb. The inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) shed along with blood during a period or menstruation. There are several reasons why you could require a hysterectomy. 

It is only the doctor who can suggest when do you require a hysterectomy. In addition to certain forms of cancer and infections, the operation can be used to treat a variety of chronic pain issues. Depending on the surgery's rationale, a hysterectomy's scope might vary. The whole uterus is often removed. During the treatment, the doctor may also remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries. The organs responsible for producing oestrogen and other hormones are the ovaries. The organs that move the egg from the ovary to the uterus are called fallopian tubes.


After a hysterectomy, you won't experience menstruation again. You won't be able to become pregnant or have a baby either. There are multiple different methods for performing a hysterectomy. A general or regional anaesthesia is necessary for all techniques.

You won't feel any discomfort since a general anaesthesia will put you to sleep during the surgery. Your lower body will be completely numbed by a regional or spinal anaesthetic, but you will be awake throughout the procedure. You could also receive a sedative along with this form of anaesthesia, which will make you feel tired and at ease throughout the treatment.

A hysterectomy is considered as a relatively risk-free treatment. But there are hazards involved, just as there are with any major procedures. The anaesthesia may cause a negative response in some persons. Additionally, there is a chance of significant bleeding and infection at the incision site. They are uncommon dangers. But if they do, you could require a second operation to fix them.

You may need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 5 days, depending on the kind of hysterectomy you underwent. In addition to prescribing painkillers for you, your doctor will also keep an eye on your respiration and heart rate.

Take the time to speak with your doctor and learn everything there is to know about this operation so you'll be ready when the time comes. A hysterectomy can be relieving and even life-saving for many patients.