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Do I keep my cervix or not? Do I keep my cervix or not?

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Unread 10-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Do I keep my cervix or not?

I am scheduled for my LSH next month and cannot decide if I should keep my cervix or have to doctor take it out. I am having this surgery done due to a large ovarian cyst and a bad case of endometriosis. I am only 29 and worry about taking my cervix out so young if I don't need to . I have heard you can still experience bleeding after your hysterectomy if you keep your cervix and that is what I am trying to get away from. Has this happened to anyone or does anyone else have the same dilemma?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

According to your profile, you are scheduled for an LSH which indicates that you are keeping your cervix. If you are really serious about not having any bleeding after your hyster, then removing the cervix is a definite option for you. For those women who keep their cervix, anywhere from 7 to 25% (depending on which study you read) end up with mini-periods after surgery.

I chose to keep mine because I wasn't worried about mini-periods, nor had I any bad pap tests in the past. I also wanted minimal intervention inside of me and recovery seemed to be a little easier on those of us who kept our cervix. I got lucky and I haven't had any mini-periods since surgery and I am almost a year post-op.

Good luck with your decision.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

Thank you so much for the reply Yeah I also wanted to keep my cervix hoping it would contribute to a faster recovery. At first my doctor asked my why I wanted to keep my cervix, I think he would have just automatically taken it out if I had not asked to keep it. Hopefully I will luck out like you and not have any "mini periods".
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Unread 10-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

I would keep the cervix if there was nothing cancerous on it.
Why not?
I think that sex would remain unchanged also.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 01:55 AM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

I am keeping mine. I discussed this in detail with my doc. She is going to cauterize the while top of the cervix, she that will destroy any lining left and the chance of mini periods is actually around 2% when done this way. I have hpv but had it typed and since it isn't a high risk type I can keep it. She also says recovery is easier and she gets less sex complaints from those who keep the cervix. Hope this helps. The only drawback if you still have to get regular paps.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

I saw my surgeon a week ago and he said he knows for sure that if i keep my cervix i will have painful sex. I don't know why. I am very sure that i want to keep it and now i'm having second thoughts about the hysterectomy. My surgery is three days away.Feeling very scared and confused now. I have endometriosis. and fibroids and i am 48. I have never tried any other treatment but pain meds that don't work anymore. Does anyone know why doc thinks this will happen? I am going to call my gynecologist on monday. Has anyone changed their mind last minute and asked for a different type of procedure. Maybe i should ask her to just remove fibroids and endo.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 08:56 AM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

Missbell - Your surgeon must have a very good reason to state that. If you ask your question in the endo forum someone might have an answer for you. I think it is a very good idea to get a second opinion. As to changing their mind and doing a totally different procedure like a myomectomy (removal of fibroids only), I don't know if they will go for that. I am guessing it would depend on if it is compatible with the operating time scheduled, and a whole hosts of other requirements. And I am sure that other ladies have cancelled at the last minute because they were not settled in their mind on what to do. Personally, I think that is a wise choice as a hysterectomy is a major operation that can be potential life altering and sometimes the life altering part is not in a good way. You really need to be sure and comfortable with your decision.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

Thank you so much shy32! I will have to ask my doc about that. I will happily get yearly paps if it means I can keep my cervix . missbell- I agree with Danni, I think you should get a second opinion just to be safe. It might help you with your decision. If you do end up getting your cervix out I know my mother had hers out with her hysterectomy and does not regret it. I would think the recovery might be a bit more uncomfortable, but would pay off in the long run for you if your doc thinks it needs to come out.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 09:49 AM
Re: Do I keep my cervix or not?

I always ask a woman doc, have women doctors because I don't care that men read and learn all about our reproductive systems, they dont really know (and I would be mad of some man doc said that to me, how does he know what sex does, should, or will feel like for a woman). It would be like us pretending to really know what it feels like for a man to get kicked in the nuts because we saw it happen our read it in a book. Lol. Just my own feelings about statements like that and I would get a second opinion from a roman doc and see what your options really are and how they will affect your surgery and date of.
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