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Unread 04-02-2002, 01:35 PM
not sure where to post this question

ok here goes
if you have a TVH with your Cervix removed and they close of the top of the vigina
you keep your overies
how do they test to see if you have a risk for ovarian cancer
do they still do a pap test or what just wondering
hugs ladypeewee
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Unread 04-02-2002, 01:39 PM
just guessing

I know that my doc told me that even with my cervix removed, I would still have to come in about once every three years for a pap and other screenings. That is all the information he has given me as of yet.
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Unread 04-02-2002, 01:45 PM
OVCA

I asked my Dr this very question at my pre-op yesterday. I'm having a TAH, keeping ovaries, but cervix is hittin' the highway.
No more paps, but I will have an annual pelvic exam(just like before)where they will feel for any changes on the ovaries. Also, you can still develop cancer of the vagina(whilst very rare, it does happen)so it's important to be seen every year, faithfully. My Dr told me the best test for OVCA is still the recto/pelvic exam where they can feel underneath and above the ovaries. I'm a pretty slim woman and my doc is able to feel mine pretty good. I will also demand a yearly ultrasound since my insurance covers this, just to be safe. The CA125 is not a very reliable test for someone my age, 32, and can give many false positives or false negatives, so I won't rely on that. It is much more effective in women that are post-menopausal. So, ask your dr, but for me, my best bet is to do the things I mentioned above. Also, they don't take tissue samples of the ovaries during the hysterectomy because of the risk of infection, but my dr did tell me that if he sees anything at all suspicious or borderline *questionable* about them, they are coming out and I gave him the *go-ahead* on that. They can tell pretty much by looking, if they are healthy or not.

S!
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Unread 04-02-2002, 01:46 PM
not sure where to post this question

I had a TVH. My Dr. told me I still need to come in each year for a pelvic because they still do a pap test, check ovaries,breasts,blood work up etc.
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