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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhysterectomyhys‧ter‧ec‧to‧my /ˌhɪstəˈrektəmi/ noun (plural hysterectomies) [countable, uncountable]  MHa medical operation to remove a woman’s uterus
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hysterectomyI then had to have a hysterectomy.A hysterectomy is a major operation with a long recovery period.Prior etal found no change in transit time after hysterectomy.She had had a complete hysterectomy and a repair.Kaiser spokeswoman Jamie Trevor said that patients are told that no sterilization procedure short of a complete hysterectomy can prevent pregnancy.A limitation of this study is that we had no information on the type of hysterectomy - abdominal or vaginal.Its members conduct studies that are mainly sociological in nature, looking at questions like the importance of counselling to hysterectomy patients.
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