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Hysterectomy (cont.)

Hysterectomy Risks and Complications

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Complications of hysterectomy, as with any major surgical procedure, include bleeding and infection along with any risks related to the drugs used in anesthesia. Other possible complications specific to hysterectomy include injury to the bowel, bladder, or ureter; nerve damage; and urinary tract infection; or even death.

If a premenopausal woman undergoes hysterectomy with concurrent removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), menopausal symptoms will typically begin within a few days. These symptoms can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and mood disturbances. If appropriate, these symptoms can be managed with hormone therapy (HT).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015

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