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Unread 12-03-2003, 07:08 PM
Full Hysterectomy VS Partial Hysterectomy

I have a scheduled date for surgery on 12-16-03 for a partial. I have questioned numerous ladies who have various opinions of a full or partial hysterectomy. My only problem is friboids. Is there anyone with additional information.
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Unread 12-03-2003, 07:48 PM
Full Hysterectomy VS Partial Hysterectomy


What does your DR recommend? Have you ever had a bad pap? Polyps? Is there any family history of cervical cancer? Sometimes the fibroids are also in the cervix.

If you do keep the cervix and one or both ovaries there is the possibility of so called "mini periods". This doesn't happen to everyone, but it does sometimes.

If you go to the main page, click on "PreOp Hints and Articles". There is info about keeping or not keeping the cervix there.

Back to my first question though, what does your DR recommend, and why? Because s/he should be the person who knows your particular circumstances the best, and is in the best position to advise you.

Best wishes!
Unread 12-03-2003, 07:52 PM
Full Hysterectomy VS Partial Hysterectomy

Hi hot chocolate,

Welcome to Hyster Sisters!!

While I'm sorry that you are facing surgery, I am glad that you found HS and posted to introduce yourself. Just to clarify, in case there is a confusion over terminology - there really isn't anything called a "partial" hysterectomy. The term hysterectomy means the removal of the uterus and cervix. A supracervical hysterectomy is removal of only the uterus, leaving the cervix, which is actually the bottom part of the uterus.

What I think you may mean, is also having your ovaries and tubes removed, and when both ovaries and tubes are also removed, then it becomes (using an abdominal hyst as an example) a TAH BSO Total Abdominal Hysterectomy- Bilateral Salpingoopherectomy If only the left ovary & tube are removed, it is a TAH LSO, if the right side only, then it is a TAH RSO.

In my case, even though I was already in menopause, I kept my ovaries, because they were healthy, and although they weren't secreting as many hormones as when I was younger, the little bit that they do put out is just that much less that I need to supplement with hormone replacement therapy.

What has your doctor suggested? Most doctors won't remove the ovaries unless there is a medical reason to do so.

Please be sure to read the Pre-Op Hints and the Post-Op Hints. They are full of great advice that will help you to prepare for your surgery and recovery.

Also, don’t forget to go back into your control panel and add your surgery date to your profile so you'll be on the calendar and will receive a special greeting from Hyster Sisters.

I hope you'll continue to read and to post any questions that you may have - we'll do our best to help.


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