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.
Endometriosis: What causes it and how is it treated?
Endometriosis can mean extreme pain during your period. Find out what causes this condition and how you can treat it.
10 Questions for Doctor About Endometriosis
Just diagnosed with endometriosis? Ask your doctor these questions.
What Is a Hysterectomy and Why Is It Performed?
WebMD explains various surgeries used to remove the uterus.
Hysterectomy Recovery: What Can You Expect?
With minimally invasive procedures, hysterectomy recovery is much quicker today. Find out from WebMD what to expect.
Fibroid Tumors: What Every Woman Must Know
Diagnosed with fibroids? Three experts help WebMD explore your treatment options.
Sex Can Improve After Hysterectomy
A study has found that sexual functioning improved overall after hysterectomy.
A Fresh Look at Hysterectomy
For quicker hysterectomy recovery, many women are choosing laparoscopy. Just make sure your surgeon is skilled. Here’s what women should know about hysterectomy.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips After a Hysterectomy
Find 15 tips and simple ways to nurture your health after a hysterectomy – and keep weight and stress under control.