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Hysterectomy - Why It Is Done

In most cases, hysterectomy is an elective surgery used to treat noncancerous female reproductive system camera.gif (gynecologic) conditions that haven't improved with medical treatment. For women who have no plans for pregnancy and have considered and tried other treatment options without success, a hysterectomy may be a reasonable treatment choice.

Hysterectomy is also a potentially lifesaving measure when used to stop severe bleeding after childbirth or to remove cervical cancer or endometrial (uterine) cancer.

Reasons for hysterectomy include:

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Last Updated: January 09, 2012
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