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What is a cuff? What is a cuff?

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Unread 02-06-2009, 09:48 AM
What is a cuff?

this may seem dumb but
what is a cuff ?
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Unread 02-06-2009, 09:58 AM
What is a cuff?

A cuff is where the surgeon stitched up the top of the vagina.
Unread 02-06-2009, 12:33 PM
What is a cuff?

If you have your cervix removed it is the surgical repair of the top of the vagina. If you had a vaginal procedure you will have a vaginal cuff, some abdominal procedures (LSH or partial abdominal)retain the cervix so you will not have a vaginal cuff. No question is dumb
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Unread 02-06-2009, 11:59 PM
What is a cuff?

I was lost at once too, I read on here a simple answer, picture a tube sock, if you have your cervix removed, they sew up the top of you.. its called the cuff..
Unread 02-09-2009, 08:11 AM
What is a cuff?

oh thanks so much everyone !

yes I had my cervix removed as well,
my DR. says she stitched it very well...
well I really hope so !
I dont want anything falling out or
getting infected either.
I am really affraid of anything going wrong !
I go for my 6 wk. check up next Tues. and I
am scared for she will be checking in there !
ouch - help ?
Unread 02-09-2009, 10:08 AM
What is a cuff?

Hi Cheri--I'm 6 weeks post-op, and I've had three internal exams already. I was terrified that it would hurt, but I was as comfortable as I could possibly be (considering that I was wearing a paper dress and had my feet in stirrups). In fact, these were the three most comfortable internal exams in my life.

If the doctor checks you there, it's because she wants to make sure that there is no infection and that you are healing well. Last week, my doctor pulled out the last suture for me, and I was so reassured to know that my tissue had knitted all back together nicely.

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