A vaginal hysterectomy is a medical procedure involving the removal of the womb via the vagina. There are many reasons why the womb, also known as the uterus, may need to be removed. These include uterine cancer, excessively heavy menstrual bleeding, and endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that normally make up the womb lining begin to grow outside the uterus, often on the ovaries, causing pelvic pain that is especially bad during menstruation. Women who suffer with heavy or painful periods, for whom other treatments have been unsuccessful, may find that vaginal hysterectomy is the most effective solution for their ailments.
A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods or be able to become pregnant.
Hysterectomy has traditionally been carried out through a cut in the abdomen. However, this leads to scarring and carries an increased risk of damage to other organs during the surgery. Vaginal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus via the natural opening of the vagina, is a much less invasive procedure that leaves no visible scars. The procedure lasts for only an hour and requires a hospital stay of only one or two days.…