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Unread 05-20-2004, 03:04 PM
What Is A Vaginal Cuff

I keep seeing postings about vaginal cuffs. What is this? My doctor never mentioned this at all.

Robin
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Unread 05-20-2004, 03:20 PM
What Is A Vaginal Cuff

the vaginal cuff is the "dead end" of your vagina where your cervix used to be.

If you had a TAH, that means removal of the uterus including cervix, and so the dr has to sew up the end of the vagina.

think of a toilet paper roll ---pinch one end closed flat and imagine it stitched like that -- in effect that is the cuff.
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Unread 05-20-2004, 03:21 PM
What Is A Vaginal Cuff

Hi Robin,
I'm in CT also. Anyway, a vaginal cuff is the end of your vagina after a hysterectomy. If they take your cervix. The only way I can describe it is the way my doctor described it to me. Picture a sock at the open end..and turn the open end over so it closes the end. That's basically what the doctors do once they remove your cervix. Hope this helps.

Kathy
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