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    Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy Directory

    A hysterectomy is an operation that removes the uterus; an oophorectomy is an operation that removes an ovary or ovaries. These operations are performed for a variety of reasons. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of hysterectomies and oopherectomies, including why, when, and what to expect from the procedures, and much more.

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    Thumbnail: When a Hysterectomy Can Help Pelvic Pain and Bleeding

    A hysterectomy can often relieve pelvic pain and bleeding, but it’s not the answer for everyone. Learn when removing your uterus can help.

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