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Unread 09-22-2021, 07:12 AM
Cervix left

I'm still in the hospital, one day post abdomen hysterectomy and groggy from anesthesia. My dr visited me this morning and informed me that he had to keep my cervix because it was the safest way to proceed due to the number of fibroids I had. I was so out of it I didn't ask if he was able to remove my ovaries and tubes. Has this happened to anyone else? Please share? Thanks, Dawn
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Unread 09-22-2021, 09:17 AM
Re: Cervix left

My surgeon said to me that he’d only know if he could remove it when he was in there as it would depend on what he found. I know someone else where it couldn’t be removed without risking injuring the bladder. So think it’s reasonably common. Some women choose to keep it and it can mean fewer restrictions on lifting early on.

Give your surgeons office a call and explain you were a bit out of it so could he answer a few questions for you.
Unread 09-23-2021, 04:53 AM
Re: Cervix left


I've heard of this happening, mainly from adhesions - cervix adhered to bowel, for instance. It's not a "bad" thing retaining the cervix, some of us choose to keep it if it's healthy, only one abnormal Pap in my life (in 1994), no cancer, etc. There's no vaginal cuff to worry about, and we are cleared earlier because of that although full recovery still takes a while because of all the internal cuts. OTOH, some women end up with mini-periods if they kept their ovaries. You'll still need annual Pap smears. Others have conditions later which may make removal necessary - something which happens even less frequently (like 1-3%). I had my supracervical hysterectomy 5+ years ago and so far no issues, just an ASCUS (w/ HPV negative) smear which does not pose any risk.

Since you've just joined us, you might find these resources helpful in knowing what to expect during these first weeks:I'd also like to invite you to connect with your Recovery Thread for women who had surgery the same week as you at Recovery Progress Reports for Sep 20-26. Recovery Threads are wonderful for getting support, comparing notes, encouraging others, and keeping one another company.

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Unread 09-27-2021, 12:32 AM
Cervix left

Hi. I had surgery 5 weeks ago today. My doc told me before he started that he might not remove my cervix if the surgery gets too complicated.
Afterwards he told me that I had bled alot and removing my cervix would of been too risky. My cervix was also stuck to my bladder from previous surgeries. So I still have it. It happens. But I'm fine with that.

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