Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus including the cervix through a low ‘bikini line’ abdominal incision or, less commonly, through the vagina. The ovaries may or may not be removed.
Hysterectomy may be needed if:
- Pain or abnormal bleeding persists
- Fibroids are very large
- Myomectomy in the past failed to remove all the fibroids.
- A woman no longer wants children
- If hysterectomy is considered, other problems, such as diseases of the endometrium should be ruled out.