(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.