Why is a hysterectomy needed?
You can be required to get a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer. You might also need it if you have uterine growth that has blocked your bladder or intestines. Read more on http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/hysterectomy/a/hysterectomy.htm.
I had one about 71/2 years ago. The reason for mine was my uterus (and bladder, as it happens) was literally coming out of my body.