Health Tip: Why a Hysterectomy May Be Needed

(HealthDay News) -- A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to partially or completely remove a woman's uterus.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says the surgery may be recommended for:

  • Uterine tumors, such as those caused by uterine fibroids or endometrial cancer.
  • Cervical or ovarian cancer.
  • Endometriosis that is quite painful and doesn't improve with other treatments.
  • Uncontrolled vaginal bleeding.
  • A prolapsed uterus.
  • Complications that occur during childbirth.

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