What are the complications of hysterectomy?

As with any surgery, there is a slight chance that problems may occur. Problems could include blood clots, severe infection, bleeding after surgery, bowel blockage, urinary tract injury, or problems related to anesthesia.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/25/2018.


  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Hysterectomy. Accessed 6/25/2018.
  • Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hysterectomy. Accessed. 6/25/2018.

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