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Your doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment for several weeks following the procedure. The frequency of other follow-up visits will depend largely on the progress of the patient.
Hysterectomy is a common and generally very safe procedure. Most women recover fully with no complications. It is a very effective treatment for fibroid tumors, adenomyosis, and abnormal vaginal bleeding when less aggressive treatment options have not been successful. The outlook for hysterectomy when used as part of treatment for cervical or uterine cancer depends upon the exact type and stage (extent of spread) of cancer and varies according to the individual case.
Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
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