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What happens to vagina when cervix is removed? What happens to vagina when cervix is removed?

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Unread 11-08-2009, 08:55 AM
What happens to vagina when cervix is removed?

This may be a silly question; but, I am getting an LAVH/BSO so my cervix is being removed.

When they remove my cervix, what happens to my vagina? Does the end get sewn together? Is it left open? Will my husband feel any difference when we have intercourse?

Thanks in advance.
Unread 11-08-2009, 09:54 AM
Re: What happens to vagina when cervix is removed?

Hi collegeprof

Typically, the top end of the vagina is stitched closed, creating what is called a vaginal cuff. Some of the ligaments that had supported the uterus may be stitched to this as well to help provide support. (This is what happened in my situation.) You may want to ask your doctor to describe what will be done in your situation, though.

You can read an article about this here. My husband didn't feel any difference at all afterwards, and I don't miss my cervix at all.

I'm glad you've found us here. We have a great group of supportive women, happy to share their experiences and pass along some hugs when needed.


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