Information for you after a vaginal hysterectomy

Recovering Well

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The full leaflet can be downloaded as a pdf below:

Who is this information for?

This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through your vagina. You might also find it useful to share this information with your family and friends.

About this information

You should read this information along with any other information you have been given about your choices and the operation itself. This information gives general advice based on women’s experiences and expert opinion. Every woman has different needs and recovers in different ways. Your own recovery will depend upon:

  • how fit and well you are before your operation
  • the reason you are having a hysterectomy
  • the exact type of hysterectomy that you have
  • how smoothly everything goes and whether there are any complications.

You are welcome to download and print as many copies of the patient information leaflets as you wish. Unfortunately due to the high cost of paper we are unable to provide printed copies of these leaflets.

Date published: 09/07/2010

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