In the United States, hysterectomies are the second most common surgery that women have. A hysterectomy is when the uterus is taken out of your body. It can help some problems go away or not be as serious. As we have talked about, a hysterectomy does have some risk.
You now have information to think about and to talk about with your doctor. Now that you know more about hysterectomy, including its risks, benefits, and alternatives, you and your doctor can decide together on what is best for you.