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What's the main difference between a total and partial hysterectomy?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Maritza Baez answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Cervix: A partial hysterectomy leaves the cervix.

Answered 10/3/2015


Dr. Scott Beard answered

Specializes in Urogynecology

No advantage: A partial leaves the cervix and some claim this helps maintain sexual function. This is not true, 1) there are only pain fibers in the cervix, 2) a french study randomized women b/w the two groups and found no difference. The cervix may bleed and will necessitate more frequent pap smears than if it is removed.

Answered 11/26/2013



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