Are the complication risks equal for all women when undergoing hysterectomy?
In any surgery, the risk of developing complications is different for each patient.
The risks and complications of this procedure depend upon the type of hysterectomy performed and the patient’s overall health condition. Every woman needs to discuss the potential risks and complications with their gynecologist.
This procedure is usually safe, but as with any other surgery, some complications might occur. The most common risks associated with hysterectomy are infections, blood clots, vaginal vault prolapse, bleeding.
Some patients are at greater risk than others. Essentially, the risks depend on the patient’s general health. For example:
Surgical and postsurgical complications involving a hysterectomy
Another risk that may occur following hysterectomy is developing depression. Women at the highest risk of suffering from depression after hysterectomy are women:
Hysterectomy involves short- and long-term complications, regardless of the surgical method used. Women should become aware of all potential risks and reach out to their gynecologist, who will help address any related concerns.
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