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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:09 AM
Trachelectomy (cervix removal) and recovery?

I had a LSH back in Dec., but continue to bleed excessively. My doctor believes that I will have to have my cervix out, but can't schedule that till I'm 12 weeks out from LSH surgery because of excess bleeding concerns during surgery. She suggested that we could try to catheterize the groin area and inject dye to see if the problem shows up that way in the cervix- and then try to embolism the vein. She said it may not work and the only way to insure a complete stop the bleeding is to remove the cervix vaginally. My question is.. what does that include? When removing from the vagina, is there "enough room" in the area to do the work or will they have to cut that area (can't remember the name right now-peri -something?? ) between vagina and anus? What is the recovery time for being back on my feet.. and then till sex is allowed?? Is there bleeding after that procedure? Will it be another in-patient procedure since I've already had the uterus removed? or is it an out-patient thing. I'm trying to decide if trying the embolism is worth it, or just "bit the bullet" again and take the cervix out.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 08:50 AM
Trachelectomy (cervix removal) and recovery?


I'm so sorry you're facing the possibility of further surgery.

I hope some ladies who can relate will be along soon to share but, in the meantime, it may help you to try a Google Search of HysterSisters (towards the top right of every page) to find other similar experiences.

Sending all good wishes and positive thoughts your way!

Unread 01-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Trachelectomy (cervix removal) and recovery?

I too am in the same position almost as you. I had my surgery early November and have continued to bleed quite often. I thought the surgery was going to take care of that but so far it hasnt. I had a silver nitrate treatment last week and was in a lot of pain from that. Sorry i dont have any information for you in regards to the surgery, but I just wanted to share you're not alone. Sometimes I think how can this be happening it was suppose to b so much easier...
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Unread 01-22-2009, 09:20 PM
Trachelectomy (cervix removal) and recovery?

I have some info from my doctor as we discussed it on the phone today. He said the surgery can be done either vaginally or laparoscopically, through the belly button and abdomen again. If it is done laparoscopically it requires a couple of days in the hospital. If it is done vaginally you can go home later that day. However, vaginal removal is iffy for someone who's never had children, like me. I don't do well with incisions so I feel this would be the better way if possible. I am pretty sure it wouldn't involve cutting in the perineal (sp?) region.
I would expect that there would be bleeding afterwards.I read some previous posts here and the recovery seems to vary from a couple of weeks to as long as for the hysterectomy itself. I would guess the prohibitions about sex would be the same as for a total hysterectomy, but I didn't ask.
Let us know what happens. i might be in the same boat you're in-I haven't tried silver nitrate cauterization yet and I'll do that first, but if it doesn't work my doctor said trachelectomy would be the only possible option to deal with the problem.

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