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What are the risks of having a hysterectomy? Does your period stop immediatly after?

I'm terrified to do one I am 36. I have been told it will have to be done.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Health

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  • A hystorectomy is the removal of the uterus. Therefore, you have nothing to have a period from.

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:02 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • no uterus = no period.. so duh if you have a full one

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • it all depends on if it's a full or partial hysterectomy. either way you won't have a period though. I'd talk to doc about risks and do some research online. Make sure the risks don't outweigh the benefits of any surgery. good luck.

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 12:03 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I had mine 4 days after I turned 38.   The surgery went well and my recovery was text book perfect.  Your periods stop immediately and I sure don't miss them.  I still have my ovaries and started menopause 3 years ago at the age of 44.  It's been pretty easy so far, don't know if that is genetic or a result of the surgery.


    Answer by beeky at 12:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • At 29 I had a partial. It really improved the quality of my life! Now I am 41 and having new issues with what is left. I am totally prepared to get the rest out. Let someone take care of you while you and give youself time for healing, that is definately uncomfortable.

    Answer by ochsamom at 12:10 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • The risks are the same as any other surgery but I wouldn't worry about them. I had one when I was 34. No more periods, no worry about birth control, no pms. I was put on estrogen and took that until recently. For me there were no negatives at all.

    Answer by Keksie at 12:20 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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