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I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP! I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

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Unread 12-08-2011, 11:38 AM
I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

I had my doctor's visit yesterday and I still can' decide if I want to keep my cervix or not. Is there a shorter time of healing?? Will I miss it??? There is no cervical cancer in my family and I've never had an abnormal result. We did leave with our conversation ending if the tissue looks healthy we can keep it. But I know I don't want to go through this again. My surgery is Monday! Can anyone help??? I think I'm going bananas....
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Unread 12-08-2011, 12:49 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

I really hate to give advice because I really feel is an individual choice. I will tell you that I am having mine removed and gladly so. I have had dysplasia years ago and even after getting that cleared up I still have polyps and scar tissue on the cervix. I was originally scheduled for an ablation. After much prayer and research, I woke up one morning and thought "why are keeping it?" (meaning cervix and uterus). After that, I informed my doctor that I had changed my mind and wanted both gone and I feel great about the decision. My advice would be to read around on here and see other peoples experiences. I hope you are able to reach a decision. You will feel it when you"ve made the right one. I haven't second guessed myself at all. I am just nervous because I have never had any type of surgery before. Best wishes.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

i have no choice. LAVH/BSO on 1/17. my uterus is prolapsed and full of fibroids my cervix is not only prolapsed by slightly protruding. buh hye!!
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Unread 12-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

This is an extremely personal choice (if you have the option), me I was able to have an the option of will I keep my cervix or let it go. I decided that since I have no family history of cervical cancer, my tissue was healthy, it is a support to your bladder, and the latest from my doc is that French researchers are saying your cervix can omit small amounts of hormones not to mention the benefits of vaginal cuff support. I did a lot of reading and soul searching. I agree with the other sisters you will know what is right for you. I wish you all the best and happy healing.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

I had regular fibroids and no history of problems with the cervix. I wanted to keep it, but wasn't sure. My sister (nurse) pointed out that it would be easy to remove laproscopically later if needed. My doctor said I would I need annual pap smears and would have a 15% chance of mini-periods. I was willing to accept both of those. I have read from other posters that cauterization can eliminate the possible mini-period problem. I kept my cervix and was happy with the decision. However, what is best varies by individual, so my choice and reasons may not be applicable to everyone.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

My surgeon is sort of discouraging it but I think its because its an easier surgery to remove it all. Unless there is something wrong with it when they get in there I plan on keeping mine. I really believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I too am willing to gamble whether I'll have mini periods (as long as they aren't gushing and making me anemic and bedridden).
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Unread 12-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

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My surgeon is sort of discouraging it but I think its because its an easier surgery to remove it all. Unless there is something wrong with it when they get in there I plan on keeping mine. I really believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I too am willing to gamble whether I'll have mini periods (as long as they aren't gushing and making me anemic and bedridden).
I had my SAH on 11/1/2011. I kept my cervix. There was a chance I would have a mini period, and by all rights it should have started well over a week ago and so far nothing. The only bleeding I had was in the hospital and that was only spotting. My doc was wonderful and the decision was completely mine. I only told her that once she saw it if it looked any different than what we had discussed that she could take it. I am happy with the results thus far.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: I still can't decide about my cervix! HELP!

I was told by my OB that it's a personal choice to keep or not keep the cervix. he said that keeping it has no medical benefits and (my issues) keeping it may pose a problem later if the cervix contains "seedlings" and may grow more fibroids.
OH and he also said that keeping the cervix may give me mini periods
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