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Why do women have hysterectomy?

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In brief: Many reasons

A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix.
It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail.

In brief: Many reasons

A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix.
It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail.
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