I had my TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy) 3 years ago (I was 61 years). The reason for needing an op, was not about hysterectomy, but needing to have a 22cm ovarian cyst removed, the doctors thought may be dangerous, they decided its best to also have a TAH.
Hernia after hysterectomy is a relatively uncommon side effect of an abdominal hysterectomy. Also known as an incisional hernia it occurs because the abdominal cut weakens the muscles in the surrounding area. This creates a tender and painful bulge in the muscles surrounding the area.