Surgery

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the womb. Different types of hysterectomy can be used to treat cancer.

  • What is a hysterectomy?

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman’s womb (uterus) and sometimes other parts of a woman’s reproductive system.

  • What to expect before a hysterectomy

    You will have lots of tests before the hysterectomy operation. If appropriate, you may be referred to a fertility expert.

  • What happens after a hysterectomy

    You will have to stay in hospital for a few days after your hysterectomy until you can move around.

  • Recovering after a hysterectomy

    Get lots of rest after a hysterectomy. It can take some time before you can get back to your normal routine.

  • Fertility after a hysterectomy

    After a hysterectomy, you will be permanently infertile. But there may still be ways of having children.

  • Your feelings

    It’s natural to feel strong emotions before and after a hysterectomy. Every woman will feel differently.