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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure which is performed inorder to remove the uterus and sometimes the cervix as well. The complicationswhich can arise from this surgery are extremely rare and unlikely to happen however they can occur sometimes.

Complications of anesthesia

Most of the complications which can occur during thisprocedure regarding the anesthesia are not really all that different from thosethat can possibly happen during any other surgery. Still, there are a few ofthose related specifically to the part of the body being operated on. These areusually problems concerning the uterus or possible damage to the blood vesselswhich may lead to an anesthetic shock.

Complications of the body position of the patient

Positioning the patient the wrong way can cause a number ofdifferent consequences. First of all this can provoke nerve injuries. Thishappens because this surgery requires the patient to be in a very specificposition, lying on his back on a slightly bent surface where the head is on thelower part of it, while the legs are bent over the upper end. Should theshoulder, leg or another body part be positioned in an irregular way, causingpressure to certain nerves it could lead to somewhat serious nerve injuries.Another type of injury caused by the irregular position of the body are backinjuries. It is important to make sure that the legs are lifted at the sametime and held in complete synchronization at the adequate height or therecould be significant damage to the spine otherwise. Careless positioning of thebody can bring about damage to the soft tissues as well. For example mobiletable parts can injure the hands or the soft tissue and metal elements caneven cause burns.

Complications of the surgery itself

One of the complications of this operation is that it cancause uterine perforation. This means that some of the medical instruments usedduring surgery, such as a dilator and hysteroscope, can cause damage anda tearing of the uterus. Aside from this, a hemorrhage is another problem whichcan occur during surgery. This is usually due to intestinal bleeding or thebleeding inside the uterus. A hysterectomy can also cause difficulties which donot manifest themselves during the procedure itself, but afterward. Theyinclude infection, which is treated with antibiotics and vaginal dischargewhich is quite common and harmless, and it goes away on its own.

Finally, as it has been stated although there is a chance that some of these complications will arise it is extremely slim and highly unlikely to happen.

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