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to remove or not to remove cervix? to remove or not to remove cervix?

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Unread 06-04-2005, 10:13 AM
to remove or not to remove cervix?

I've officially "signed up" to have my cervix removed along with the uterus, but now I'm having second thoughts. A few weeks ago when I talked with my Dr. it all made sense, but now I'm not so sure. I'd just like to get others' opinions and experiences. Thanks!
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Unread 06-04-2005, 11:25 AM
to remove or not to remove cervix?

It depends on the type of surgery that you are having whether you even have the option to do so. With an abdominal hyst you have the option. If you are having a vaginal hyst, the cervix comes out.

I chose to keep mine after reading that it may help in supporting the pelvic floor. I also had no history of bad pap tests or cerivical cancer in my family and wanted to keep whatever was still healthy. My DR usually removes the cervix, but he was willing to honor my request to keep mine if he didn't see any problems with it. You need to be aware that if your DR keeps the cervix that there is a very small chance that you will have mini periods every month. That was a possibility that I was willing to live with.

If you search on keeping cervix you will see a lot of posts on this topic.
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Unread 06-04-2005, 06:28 PM
to remove or not to remove cervix?

Hi Bonzai!,

I was of the school that if it "is not broke, why fix it??" I kept my cervix. I had normal pap smears for years and my cervix was sturdy.

My Dr. felt that the cervix can help with future pelvic support and with sex. Being one year post-op, I agree with both in my case. I had really bad bladder incontinence in pre-op due to my fibroids and I know, now in post-op, my cervix is helping in the support dept. I have not had bladder incontinence in post-op.

The cervix is a very personal decision. I think the most important thing is to be a ~good~ candidate if you want to keep it.

My Dr. cauterized my cervix suring surgery and I have not had a mini-period in post-op. Something you might have read about.

Best wishes. You will make the right choice for yoruself.

Mary
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Unread 06-04-2005, 07:23 PM
to remove or not to remove cervix?

Thank you ladies for sharing your own experiences and for letting me know that I'll make the right decision for myself. It really helps just to hear that. And... I really liked the quote historylady posted:
"The key to life is how well you deal with Plan B"

What a great attitude! I'm going to repeat it several times between now and my surgery date (June 22) to help remind myself it's all about the attitude, baby!
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Unread 06-04-2005, 08:33 PM
to remove or not to remove cervix?

I agree with the other responses to your post. The cervix question has been discussed here on many threads.

I was able to keep mine, and I am happy with my decision. All of my yearly pap tests have been normal, and continuing with annual pap tests is not an issue for me. I wanted to keep all of my healthy body parts, and didn't want to remove anything that helps support the pelvic floor. My GYN also cauterized the cervix and I have not had mini periods.

This is a very personal decision and you WILL make the right decision for yourself.
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