What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy:

  • The difficult symptoms the patient experienced before the operation (pain, bleeding, organ descent or prolapsus) will have disappeared.
  • The woman’s periods will cease (although menopause will not ensue if the ovaries have been left in place, as in the case of conservation hysterectomy). The woman’s hormones will continue to function and only the blood loss disappears.
  • Pregnancy is no longer possible.
  • Sex life should not be altered after a hysterectomy. Removal or maintenance of the cervix does not generally change female sensitivity.

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