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why do doctors sometimes do a partial hysterectomy instead of a complete one?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Ovaries: Partial hysterectomy commonly means the ovaries are left in place. There are a variety of functions the ovaries provide for health protection because of the hormones they make naturally. Ovaries are usually left during hysterectomy in women under 40, variable between 40-50. There are studies that show reduction in health when ovaries are removed in women over 50 as well.

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Last updated Dec 12, 2015

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