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.
10 Questions for Doctor About Endometriosis
Just diagnosed with endometriosis? Ask your doctor these questions.
Hysterectomy Recovery: What Can You Expect?
With minimally invasive procedures, hysterectomy recovery is much quicker today. Find out from WebMD what to expect.
Hysterectomy | What Is a Hysterectomy? Why Is a Hysterectomy Performed? - From WebMD
WebMD explains various surgeries used to remove the uterus.
Hysterectomy-Preparing for a Hysterectomy
Before a hysterectomy, you may have:A physical examination, during which your health professional will ask you questions about your medical history.A pelvic examination.Blood tests.An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which measures the electrical signals that control the rhythm of your heartbeat, if you are over the age of 40 or have diabetes or high blood pressure.A meeting with the doctor who ...
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.
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.
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.
Sex Can Improve After Hysterectomy
A study has found that sexual functioning improved overall after hysterectomy.