Some women may be wondering if pregnancy after a hysterectomy is possible. Unfortunately for some women, the answer is no. Pregnancy after hysterectomy is not possible because the uterus, which is also a women’s womb, is removed in the process. Without the uterus is would be impossible to carry a child.
In some extremely rare cases, some women may have an ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy. This happens less than one in one million cases. An ectopic pregnancy after a hysterectomy is where a fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus, often in the fallopian tubes. This can be extremely painful and even life-threatening. Even for women who have not had a hysterectomy, ectopic pregnancies can not be traditionally healthy. A fertilized egg on the outside of the uterus may cause damage to the fallopian tubes and surrounding structures.
If a woman is wanting to have a child after a hysterectomy and they are producing healthy eggs, they can be harvested with the intention of later implanting those eggs into a surrogate.
Nevada Surgery and Cancer Center specializes in gynecological cancers and minimally-invasive robotic surgical treatments of endometriosis, fibroids, other complex gynecologic conditions as well as colon and rectal health. NVSCC proudly leads the region in gynecologic robotic surgery, helping patients recover quickly and get back to daily life. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. Please visit our website for more information regarding pregnancy after a hysterectomy at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.