What May Happen to Ovaries after Hysterectomy?

Q:
What may happen to ovaries after hysterectomy?

A:
Hysterectomy is a kind of surgery to remove a woman’s uterus. After hysterectomy, ovaries may or may not be removed. Women suffering from some diseases may need hysterectomy, such diseases include ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and ovarian remnant syndrome.

After hysterectomy, the whole uterus is removed (sometimes even the ovaries are also removed), women will no longer experience menstrual periods and they cannot be pregnant.

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