Hysterectomy

Heavy, prolonged and painful periods can be due to some abnormality in the uterus. An abdominal hysterectomy is a procedure of removing the uterus through a cut in the lower abdomen, which offers a reliable solution to the problem. The operation may include removal of the cervix; this is called a total abdominal hysterectomy or TAH. Sometimes the cervix is not removed; this is called a sub-total abdominal hysterectomy.