Menstrual Glossary A to Z


Major surgical procedure to remove the uterus, either in part or entirely. In some cases, the fallopian tubes and ovaries are also removed. Removal of ovaries (oopherectomy) will result in immediate menopause.

There are several ways of performing a hysterectomy, including through a large (approximately 5-inch) incision in the abdominal wall, an incision through the vaginal wall, or laparoscopically.

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