Definition: The procedure is associated with removal of the uterus through laparoscopic or conventional open surgery; with vaginal as well as abdominal incisions. If required, ovaries can also be removed, depending upon the patient’s health.

Why did it need?

Hysterectomy is advised in conditions that include

  • Uterine/ovarian cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Uterine bleeding not controlled by medicine
  • Uterine prolepses
  • Adenomyosis
  • Complications during childbirth

Facts and figures

Risk and complications associated with hysterectomy surgery includes

  • Hemorrhage in the pelvic region
  • Infection
  • Damage to adjacent organs- bladder or bowel injuries
  • Anaesthesia reaction
  • Unwanted scarring on the abdomen



Preoperative Preparation

  • Complete physical examination
  • Blood and urinalysis
  • X-rays and USG
  • Consultation 7 days prior to the procedure for medicinal D0’s and Don’ts.
  • Quit unhealthy habits, like smoking, drinking, etc.
  • Post-operative rehabilitation can be arranged through family, friends,and caretaker.
  • 7-8 hours of fasting is advised prior to surgery.

Post operative care

  • Open surgery needs hospitalization for 4-5 days, whereas laparoscopic incision is a one-day procedure.
  • The medications will be given to control pain and to prevent infection
  • The patient who needs to remove ovary may need to start hormone replacement therapy
Hysterectomy Do’s, Don’ts and Precaution

Dos, Don’ts and Precautions

  • Do follow the medication schedule and diet suggested by the dietician.
  • Don’t indulge in heavy physical activity for 1-2  weeks after the operation
  • Avoid sexual activity, use of douche, tampons for 6 weeks post-surgery.