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Risk Factors for Hysterectomy

As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur. Some possible complications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hemorrhage

  • Injury to the ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and urinary bladder

  • Infection

  • Injury to the bowel or other intestinal organs

  • Difficulty with urination or urinary incontinence

Women who have not reached menopause prior to a hysterectomy may experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness after the procedure.
Mood swings, depression, and feelings of loss of sexual identity may occur after hysterectomy.

There may be other risks depending upon your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician prior to the procedure.

Locations for Hysterectomy