A 45-year-old member asked:
Why might one require a total hysterectomy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Misnomer: "total hysterectomy" in the past used to mean ovaries and uterus. Typically a strong family history of personal history of estrogen dependent cancers would be a reason to take out uterus/tubes/ovaries. Total hysterectomy now typically means uterus. Some women have hysterectomies because of pain, bleeding and fibroids, and pre-cancer or cancerous lesions.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2018
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