To prospectively collect data five years after hysterectomy and compare with data of women who had not undergone hysterectomy.Methods
A prospective cohort study of five years of premenopausal women with and with out hysterectomy was undertaken. Multivariate analytical methods were used to control for differences between groups.Results
Comparing the prehysterectomy and five years post-hysterectomy data, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, urinary frequency and depression scores were reduced five years following hysterectomy. Women in the non-hysterectomy group were more likely to describe their health as good or very good (74%) than women in the hysterectomy group (56%) (P = 0.03).Conclusions
The long-term health of women who undergo hysterectomy is not noticeably different from a group of women who do not undergo hysterectomy. In women undergoing hysterectomy, pelvic pain, urinary frequency and depression scores are reduced five years after hysterectomy compared to prehysterectomy.