Hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding

Eva Van Der Meij, Mark Hans Emanuel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed major surgical intervention in gynecology. Although surgically removing the uterus is invasive, it represents the most definitive treatment option for heavy menstrual bleeding. In this article, we will discuss the indications for hysterectomy as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, the different approaches to perform the hysterectomy, the complications which may occur during and after this procedure and finally the outcomes in comparison with other treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalWomen's Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • abdominal hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • oophorectomy
  • robot-assisted hysterectomy
  • salpingectomy
  • subtotal or supravaginal hysterectomy
  • total hysterectomy
  • vaginal hysterectomy


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