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Hysterectomy

Side Effects of Hysterectomy

As with any medical procedure, patients should know the risks and side effects of hysterectomy before undergoing treatment. For women of childbearing age, the most severe side effect of the surgery is that they will no longer be able to have children. If both ovaries are removed, the patient will go into menopause. This must be heavily considered before the procedure because it is not reversible.
 
Other risks and side effects of hysterectomy include the following list:
  • Allergic reaction to medicines during surgery
  • Breathing problems during the procedure
  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Injury to surrounding tissue/organs such as the bladder or ureters
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Early menopause
  • Reduced interest in sexual intercourse
  • Increased heart disease risk if ovaries are removed before menopause
 

Locations for Hysterectomy