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Unread 10-14-2005, 05:18 AM
removal of cervix years after subtotal abdominal hysterectomy

Has anyone had their cervix removed vaginally 3 years after a hysterectomy? Because my cervix is all stuck together with adhesions, bladder, etc. at the time of my abdominal hysterectomy my doctor decided not to take it out. I also bleed a lot during surgery and so it seemed the safer option all round. Now 3 years later I am having a 'mini cycle' just minimal spotting but the cramping and back ache is crippling. Anyhow I am scheduled to have an aggressive dilation? done on the 17th November if he can at this time he will try to remove my cervix abdominally. Has anyone else had a similar experience. How sore/how much recovery time will I need if he removes my cervix?
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Unread 10-14-2005, 10:11 AM
removal of cervix years after subtotal abdominal hysterectomy

Hi, I don't have any answers for you but I thought I'd bump you up so that hopefully you could get some advice.

Good Luck, Nelly
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Unread 10-14-2005, 10:49 AM
removal of cervix years after subtotal abdominal hysterectomy

I had my cervix removed vaginally, 6 months post-op. If I can be of any help to you let me know.



Margot
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Unread 10-30-2005, 12:12 AM
removal of cervix years after subtotal abdominal hysterectomy

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I had my cervix removed vaginally, 6 months post-op. If I can be of any help to you let me know.



Margot
I have a question about this smargie, long story short, I will probably be getting my ovaries out this year (I had my uterus out in 2002). I was hoping to get them out laproscopically. Do you know if they could also take my cervix out that way too? Or, would they more than likely take the ovaries and cervix vaginally? How long was your recovery?
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Unread 10-30-2005, 08:10 PM
removal of cervix years after subtotal abdominal hysterectomy

Hi, Stucker...

I am certainly not an authority, but I *think* you have to go in vaginally to get the cervix. Mine was removed this way and it was laparoscopically assisted. I have heard of total hysts, where both the uterus and the cervix were removed laparoscopically, but I think this is a brand new procedure. I think you'd have to find a very skilled surgeon with lots of extra training to do a trachelectomy (removal of cervix) laparoscopically. If anyone who is reading this knows otherwise, please correct me!

I suppose your ovaries could come out either way. I was scheduled for an RSO when I had my hyst (LSH) and they were planning to remove it laparoscopically. As they explained it to me, they surround the ovary with a sack, then deflate it (containing anything that might be harmful in the sack) so that it is small enough to come out through the lap tube. In my case it turned out that I didn't need my ovary removed afterall. It does seem like that for you, even if they remove your ovaries laparoscopically, you'd still most likely have your cervix removed vaginally.

Recovery from the trachelectomy was about 4 weeks. Even though you no longer have your uterus, they have to make that incision at the top of the vagina to remove the cervix. So, you end up with a vaginal cuff.

Do you need to have your cervix removed? What's going on with it? My doc thought that it would take about an hour and a half for my surgery--I also had a urethral suspenstion and some endo zapped. But it took 3 hours. Apparently it was not easy getting that little cervix out! Not sure why it was so hard in my case.

Good luck to you. I hope that all goes well. I'm sorry you are ending up having to have another surgery!



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