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What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Infection bleeding

Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications.
Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs.

In brief: Infection bleeding

Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications.
Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
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In brief: Few in general

The standard possible complications include: injury to bladder, ureters, bowel, blood vessels needing further surgery to correct, infections, leaking of urine, prolapse of the vagina or bladder, or other hernias, pain with intercourse, shortened vagina, and chronic pain.
Others may have a change in orgasm and sexual desire.

In brief: Few in general

The standard possible complications include: injury to bladder, ureters, bowel, blood vessels needing further surgery to correct, infections, leaking of urine, prolapse of the vagina or bladder, or other hernias, pain with intercourse, shortened vagina, and chronic pain.
Others may have a change in orgasm and sexual desire.
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