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Unread 04-05-2003, 04:07 PM
keeping cervix

hi,

forgot to ask, pros and cons of keeping cervix.
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Unread 04-05-2003, 05:04 PM
keeping cervix

Hi Wendy,

There's some controversy about that. I had concerns that no cervix would mean no sexual pleasure for some reason (not true). It turns out I didn't have a choice since my surgery was done for suspected cancer, but I'm now glad I don't have a cervix. No bleeding to worry about, no uterine cancer to worry about, sincre the cervix is really part of the uterus. My doctor assured me that she did the surgery in such a way that the pelvic floor is strong and hopefully there will be no prolapses.

Of course if you have a Vaginal Hysterectomy you can't keep the cervix anyway, but otherwise it's a personal decision if it's healthy. Since I had adenomyosis (and many of us do and don't know it until after surgery) I wouldn't be surprised if I would have been one of those who bled after.

Do your research and good luck!

Joselle
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Unread 04-05-2003, 05:17 PM
keeping cervix

I kept my ovaries and if I had also kept my cervix I would have possibly bled a little every month. I had my surgery because of excessive and persistant bleeding. I wanted no more of that miserable stuff. I opted to have it out.
There is a fear that sex won't be as good. Not true here. It's been fantastic! Good luck
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Unread 04-05-2003, 05:34 PM
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I don't seem to have a choice.....my gyn says that because of the amount of c-sections Ihave had (5) my cervix might be 'hard to get out' I haven't come across anyone who has had so many c-sections..............so can't get any comments on this subject.

From what i have read though, it seems that if you have a hyst, it is preferable to lose the cervix also.

Anyone who has had multiple caesareans please let me know your views x

Vicki x
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Unread 04-05-2003, 06:07 PM
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Kept cervix and both ovaries, had adenomyosis and endo.

No kids.

No mini periods either

Granted, before the surgeon was actually "in there", the intention was to take the cervix too...but it was decided at the time that removing it would have proven entirely too difficult and led to more problems (over-shortening of the vagina; bleeding risk etc).

I've had no problems at all, really, from keeping my cervix. Another way this was viewed, was "if it's not broken, don't fix it".

It really boils down to 1. The reason why you're having surgery, 2. Your preference, and 3. Your surgeon's preference. Read, read read about the pros and cons, and go from there.

Many warm wishes,

Tess
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Unread 04-05-2003, 07:55 PM
keeping cervix

For me, I am having a LAVH so keeping it isn't possible. I don't think I would keep it even if I could. I want absolutely nothing more to do with pads and tampons after this is all over, except to maybe do the happy dance down the tampon aisle in the store
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Unread 04-05-2003, 10:12 PM
keeping cervix

How wonderful!!!!!!!!!

That will be a cause for great

Good luck all

Vicki x
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