The idea of a floating uterus, a wandering womb, goes back to Egypt. Even the supposed great thinking Plato wrote about it, it could even kill.
Ukiyo-e print via noisedup
5. hysteriavia urbandictionary.
once termed to be a disorder of only women (thus the root words being hyster, as it was originally thought that the uterus was a free floating object in a woman's body, and when lost would cause her to be hysterical), the original cure was for the doctor to masturbate the woman.
Thus also the term 'hysterectomy'. Why hasn't that been renamed? Answer: lack of medical naming activism.
See also the short film 'Hysterica & the Wandering Womb...'