What Fills the Cavity after a Hysterectomy?

What Is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing your uterus. In some cases, other reproductive tissues or organs are removed during hysterectomy, like the ovaries, cervix, some areas in the vagina, fallopian tubes, and tissues close to the uterus. The procedure usually leaves you with more space in your abdomen. This is because the space occupied by your uterus and any other reproductive organ is now empty. In most cases, the intestine usually occupies the spaces left by these organs.

What happens to other organs near the uterus? Do they move? Do they increase in size? This article will answer these questions and discuss other important things to note.