A surgical produce done to remove any or all of the organs in the female reproductive tract. This can and does usually cause more harm good in the long term. Please discuss all your options before going down that road. You can’t put them back in once they are removed. And those organs are vital for hormone production and nothing makes hormones as well as your own body. Even as good as bio-identical hormones are, they aren’t the real thing. Exhaust all possibilities before having a hysterectomy if possible. This procedure can be done for a variety of reasons stretching from profuse excess bleeding to painful periods or various types of cancers. See: Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy