Some complications associated with hysterectomy operations include blood clotting, infection, heavy bleeding, early onset menopause, adverse effects to anesthesia, and injury to other surrounding organs, according to Mayo Clinic. The risk of death is extremely low.
Major medical complications such as damage to other organs only occurs in a small percentage of hysterectomy procedures, as eMedicineHealth details. Fever, small blood clots and infection are deemed as minor complications following such procedure. The risks of complications are about the same for both abdominal hysterectomy surgeries or vaginal hysterectomies. Post-surgical complications vary among patients and are influenced by the experience level of the performing surgeon.