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Vaginal hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. It is done through a cut (incision) in the vagina. The doctor may also take out your ovaries and fallopian tubes.
You may go home the day of surgery or stay in the hospital 1 to 2 days after surgery. You may feel better each day. But it may take 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover. The recovery time may be shorter for some people.
After the surgery, you will no longer have periods or be able to get pregnant. Most people can have sex without problems after they recover.
Surgery can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for surgery.
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Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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