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Cervix - keep it or remove it? Cervix - keep it or remove it?

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Unread 11-14-2007, 09:15 PM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on Nov. 19th.
I have to decide whether I want to keep my cervix or not.
I have read that it helps with structural support in the area (bladder) and it helps with sex after the surgery.
I was just wondering if anyone out there kept there cervix and if they have, are they glad they did?

Thank you :-)
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Unread 11-14-2007, 09:47 PM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I haven't had my hyst yet, but I'm planning to keep my cervix. The doctor agrees with me that it'll help add support, and I'd prefer to have less vaginal repair done.
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Unread 11-14-2007, 10:15 PM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

Scampy,

My Supracervical Abdominal Hysterectomy (two massive fibroids) is scheduled for 11/29/07. I elected to keep my cervix - all paps have been clean, never had a STD, two sexual partners, and no history of cervical cancer in my family - was the rationale I presented to my doctor. However, equally as important and also discussed with my doctor, I experienced uterine orgasms and felt the movement of my cervix. [Cannot experience anything now, my fibroids are too large and very low.] My uterus is diseased, so it must go. However, my cervix is healthy and I elected to keep it in hopes I can closely imitate the depth of past orgasms. I felt I owed it to myself and my sexual health to keep as much as I could as long as it was medically feasible. Orgasms will not be the same for me, but I did all I could to try to preserve my sexual functioning as it relates to my cervix.

All the best in your decisioning and your procedure.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 12:19 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I'm scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy Nov. 27, also for very large uterine fibroids. I feel the same about keeping my cervix, and definitely ovaries and tubes. It makes sense to keep as much as possible -when it's healthy, for my overall well being---for all the reasons listed above. It's nice to hear from people like me... especially when I keep second guessing myself about this whole decision.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 06:17 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I've also decided to keep my cervix unless the surgeon finds too much endo on or around it. He knows that I feel strongly about it but, at the same time, I trust him enough to leave it up to his discretion. It is a tough decision but there just aren't enough studies out there to make me feel comfortable with the decision to remove it... It's a matter of quality of life or quality of orgasm for me. Not a pleasant thought, but one can always have it removed later (can't have it replaced though). Just curious... has anyone out there ever decided to leave the cervix and then, later on, had it removed? If so, did you notice any difference in the quality of orgasms?
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Unread 11-15-2007, 07:33 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

i kept my cervix and ovaries and i'm very glad i did. the only change in my life is that i dont get a period. i think i have bladder spasms..not really sure about that but it isnt from keeping my cervix. i had an abnormal pap in sept...but i've had them a couple times over the past 20 years. when theyre repeated, theyve always come back normal.
i truly believe that nothing healthy should be removed.
good luck everyone
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Unread 11-15-2007, 07:54 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I had my surgery in July and was given the choice of keeping my ovaries and my cervix. I kept both and I'm glad I did. While I'll still have to get pap smears I figured I'd rather keep what ever body parts I could!

Hope this help.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 09:12 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I also am going in Nov 19th...,the cervix is going, ovaries are staying. Doc said won't effect sex cause won't change vaginal length and won't have to worry about cervical disease. Also don't want to even chance getting "mini periods".
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Unread 11-15-2007, 09:51 AM
Cervix - keep it or remove it?

I'm also having an abdominal hyst on the 19th. I actually requested for my doctor to leave the cervix in, but am now thinking I should change my mind. Can anyone tell me about the mini-periods? I know that bits of the uterus can stay behind and cause some bleeding. Since I've got endo, it just doesn't seem smart to possibly leave part of the uterus in. Does anyone have any personal experience with this?
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Unread 11-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Nov. 21 total hyst.

I am scheduled for a total hyst. on the 21st of Nov. The gyno said he is taking everything including the cervix. I have endo. adno and fibroids. I am wondering how will this affect my sex life will my husband know something is missing? Will I be able to have an orgasm anymore?
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