Abdominal hysterectomy may be recommended if an individual has a large uterus, or if a doctor wants to check other pelvic organs for signs of disease, according to Mayo Clinic. It requires less specialized surgical skill... More »

Prepare for a total abdominal hysterectomy by gathering information, following instructions about medication, planning ahead for the hospital stay, discussing anesthesia and arranging for help during recovery, states May... More »

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The typical recovery period following an abdominal hysterectomy is six to eight weeks, according to WebMD. However, women are normally able to go home after just two or three days to complete the remainder of their recov... More »

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Laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, or LAVH, is a procedure that allows a surgeon to remove a woman's uterus by inserting a laparoscope to view the pelvic organs, explains Mayo Clinic. Doctors perform the sur... More »

Physical side effects of hysterectomies potentially include injury to organs near the uterus, blood clots, infection, pain during intercourse and anesthesia-related problems, including breathing or heart complications, a... More »

Arobotic hysterectomy is performed with instruments that are inserted throughsmaller incisions and manipulated by the surgeon to remove the uterus, notes Mayo Clinic. The 3-D image that a surgeon uses allows for a high l... More »

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Complications caused by hysterectomy surgery can include blood clots in the legs or lungs, infection, severe bleeding, adverse anesthesia reactions, and damage to urinary and pelvic organs that may require additional sur... More »

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