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Unread 02-16-2001, 08:32 PM
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I am scheduled for a TVH on March23. I have started thinking about keeping my cervix after reading a lot of information. I wonder now if my surgery will have to be abnominally or can it still be vaginally. Also, if the surgery is done vaginally do you still have stitches? I know I could call the doctor, but I enjoy this website so much. You have all been so helpful already.

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Unread 02-16-2001, 10:11 PM
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Dear Richelle,

If you keep your cervix, you will need laparascopic-assisted vaginal, lap-only, or abdominal hyst.

With vaginal only hysterectomy, the cervix & uterus are removed thru the vagina, and stitches are at top of vagina, forming what the docs refer to as a *vaginal cuff*.

Hope this answers your questions
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