This is a decision that a number of my visitors are facing so I’m looking for hysterectomy experiences. The topic will be broad for now. Once comments are posted, I’ll create new questions when necessary (e.g. post-op recovery for specific surgeries). I’ll include a couple of links with more information and then open the floor.
According to womenshealth.gov (The National Women’s Health Information Center):
A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. (The most common is cesarean section delivery.) Each year, more than 600,000 are done. One in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60.
More hysterectomies are done because of fibroids than any other problem of the uterus.
Sites with more information:
Medline Plus – Hysterectomy (provides links to additional resources)
Uterine Fibroids and Hysterectomy (Thanks for the link fibroid free!)
Please leave a comment if you have a hysterectomy experience to share (does not have to be fibroid-related) or thoughts, questions, or concerns.
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