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Unread 09-05-2004, 10:14 AM
vaginal cuff???

Hello Everybody:

This may be stupid questions, but here goes. I had a tah/bos on Aug. 23. I was told I kept my cervix. Do I have a vaginal cuff? Is sex any different with my type of operation? Is it normal to freezing one minute and hot the next? I'm sorry for so many questions. I don't go back to my DR. until Sept. 14. Also what can I expect from that visit.

Lisa
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Unread 09-05-2004, 10:24 AM
vaginal cuff???

If you still have your cervix you wouldn't have a cuff. The hot and cold is due to you not making estrogen having had a bso. Are you taking hormones post-op? Have you talked to your doctor about the hot/cold? If not you really should. Don't wait for your next office visit to discuss this.
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Unread 09-05-2004, 12:52 PM
vaginal cuff???

Hi Lisa,

From what I know, if you had a TAH, your Dr. removed your cervix and created a vaginal cuff. I heard a Hyster Sister describe it as being like a pocket, with a stitched end.

Possibly you had a SAH?? With that abdominal surgery, the cervix is not removed.

I agree cb,rn. You might want to check with your Dr. about your hormones.

Mary
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Unread 09-05-2004, 01:14 PM
vaginal cuff???

what is a vaginal cuff?

sorry that is one I forgot to ask him...
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Unread 09-05-2004, 01:44 PM
vaginal cuff???

Hey ladies,

I do not have a vaginal cuff and I have read some info. about it on H.S. forums.

From what I understand, if the cervix is removed, the Dr. creates a "ending or top" to the vagina, to replace the cervix. Hence, a vaginal cuff.

Hope a Hostess creates a link with more info.

Mary
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Unread 09-05-2004, 02:46 PM
vaginal cuff???

I have a vaginal cuff. The nurse explained it to me this way - hold up a tube sock with the open end being on the bottom. Normally, your cervix would cap this part of (plug it up?) to keep everything else from falling into and out thru your vagina. Once the cervix has been removed, the doctor sort of folds up the open end of the tube sock and stitches it like a cuff or a hem. Now it acts like a permanently sealed cervix.
Hope that helps or someone else has a more detailed explanation.
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Unread 09-05-2004, 05:24 PM
vaginal cuff???

glesga_lass you have to be a school teacher or at least somebody who knows how to explain the big words in a way people can understand them to you I clap my hands for because I don't think anybody else could have explained that better to me.

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Unread 09-05-2004, 06:45 PM
vaginal cuff???

My first follow up check-up was so uneventful. The dr only wanted to remove the steri-strips, check my incision, and answer any questions. The internal was done at the 6 week check-up and that was over in a matter of seconds. I healed very quickly and was given the green light. The dr did say to expect some discomfort the first couple of times.
My cervix was removed and it did shorten the vagina by a fraction of an inch, but with "use" it will stretch.

This is something you won't have to think about and with added lubrication the first few times the equipment should be AOK....
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Unread 09-05-2004, 08:29 PM
vaginal cuff???

ThunderDog (Kassie)
thanks but not a teacher (a mother tho! should have heard the way I explained my bro's cerebral aneurism!). Anyway, I have to give credit to my nurses. I asked at my pre-op, the registering nurse wasn't sure what I was talking about so she called in the supervisor, who explained it just that way to me. My nurses were wonderful throughout my whole experience in the castle.
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