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Did you keep your cervix or have it removed?  And why. Did you keep your cervix or have it removed? And why.

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  #21  
Unread 05-09-2002, 01:42 PM
Kept my cervix

My doctor and I made the decision to keep my cervix. Because I have never had an abnormal pap smear he felt it best to keep it. My doctor also feels it offers support as well as sexual gratification. I will have to have pap smears still.... but am not really too concerned with that.
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  #22  
Unread 05-12-2002, 05:19 PM
Kept mine

I argued for and kept my cervix and 1 ovary/tube. For me it was a sex issue. I had read in numerous websites that it helped aid in orgasms and that if a woman was used to experiencing "deep" orgasms then the orgasms wouldn't feel the same if they took it all. I knew that I felt intense contractions in my uterus and cervix during orgasm and didn't want to lose that feeling. I don't regret for one minute keeping my cervix and I figure worrying about possiblilties of mini periods and cervical cancer was worth being able to experience the wonderfully powerful orgasms. It still cramps afterwards but I know eventually that will go away once my body heals. Good luck and remember to drink plenty of water, take it easy afterwards and pamper yourself.
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Unread 05-12-2002, 05:52 PM
I had mine removed

HI there,

I was also uncertain about the cervix. When I asked my doctor, he said, if it was his wife he'd have her remove it. He doesnt feel it will change anything sexually - in fact, he said his patients who have had them removed report great sex after - I am sure it helps to not have the pain anymore, and it cannot be entirely attributed to the cervix or not, but one never knows.

I had mine removed. I trust his advice. If he/she says to remove it, remove it and if they say to keep it, keep it. Only your doctor knows.

Best of luck to you on your upcoming day -

Wearing this crown is the best feeling ever!!!!!!!!!
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  #24  
Unread 05-12-2002, 06:07 PM
Did you keep your cervix or have it removed? And why.

Lisa....................I agree with you!I lost mine 6 weeks ago no regrets! (lol I have not been for my 6 weeks check up yet either so I don't know about sex being different.I should know by tomarrow that is when my 6 week check up is!) Take care.Angela
  #25  
Unread 05-12-2002, 08:25 PM
kept mine

Had my surgery on May 7. Decided to keep mine at last minute (literally the day before) My doctor was very supportive so long as I understood that it meant going in abdominally and that I would have to have annual paps still. Doctor said she supported my decision since keeping your cervix helps support the pelvic floor. Hope that helps
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Unread 05-12-2002, 11:21 PM
Did you keep your cervix or have it removed? And why.

My cervix is going along with the rest of it. I have had abnormal paps in the past, albeiet about 10 years ago, but my doc says it goes and I agree.

I am looking forward to getting the TAH/BSO behind me. I am having the ovary pain where the scar tissue is right now.....the last time I should feel this, I am sooo tired of it. 20 yrs worth of putting up with it. Wish I would have gotten myself taken care of sooner.
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