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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.
This information will help you recover after a vaginal hysterectomy. You should read this information along with any other information you have been given about your choices and the operation itself. You may also find the video useful which discusses the procedure and recovery. 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:
To view subtitles please click the ‘CC’ button at the bottom of the video.
Our new information hub about menopause and women's health in later life brings together a range of resources that will help you find out more, including a section on hysterectomy.
Download a printable version of the ‘recovering from a vaginal hysterectomy’ leaflet
Watch the ‘recovering from a vaginal hysterectomy’ video in British Sign Language (BSL)
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