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Doctor insights on: Can They Retrieve Eggs From A Person Without A Cervix Who Has Had A Hysterectomy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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Why does a gyn do a pap smear when a person had a total hysterectomy (cervix & ovaries also) i had one done & the results are abnormal sil?

Papsmears , hysterec: After a partial hysterectomy when the uterus is removed ; the neck of the uterus (cervix) remains u will need to continue pap smears. After a total hysterectomy when both the uterus and cervix are removed for a cancerous or precancerous condition, regular pap smears remain important. U can stop having pap smears, after a total hysterectomy for non cancerous condition. If u have lgsil, follow up. ...Read more

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Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Yes.: Assuming that the ovaries were not removed. Until menopause a women, barring pcos, hyperprolactinemia, will continue to ovulate. It is even possible to have eggs fertilized, which can be implanted in another woman's uterus. ...Read more

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Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Yes: If the cervix was left in, there can still be a small amount of uterine tissue remaining. Its possible to have some bleeding. If you still have your ovaries, the bleeding can be cyclic just like your period used to be. It can be a bummer if you were expecting to be period-free. ...Read more

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Can i donate my eggs to a family member if i only have 1 ovary, after a partial hysterectomy?

Can i donate my eggs to a family member if i only have 1 ovary, after a partial hysterectomy?

Technically yes: If you have a functioning ovary, then technically you still have viable eggs. It is unlikely that a reproductive endocrinologist would recommend using eggs from a 40 year old due to the increased risk for genetic anomalies and the decreased likelihood of a successful transfer with the eggs fo that age. Since the eggs are as old as the donor, egg donors are usually much younger. ...Read more

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I'm forty three and had a partial hysterectomy still have both ovaries how do I know if I still have eggs to freeze?

I'm forty three and had a partial hysterectomy still have both ovaries how do I know if I still have eggs to freeze?

A little too late!: Certain tests such as FSH are available to test your ovarian reserve. However, typically patients under the age of 30 or so are chosen as egg donors ...Read more

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I'm 48, had partial hysterectomy, interested to have my eggs harvested. Possible? Chances of the eggs/baby being healthy? I'm looking for surrogate

I'm 48, had partial hysterectomy, interested to have my eggs harvested. Possible? Chances of the eggs/baby being healthy? I'm looking for surrogate

Low: At 48, your ovaries are still functioning, but the chances of a baby are low. Risk of trisomy 21 is 1:8, risk of trisomy 18 1:33, and risk of any chromosomal abnl is 1:5. I would be weary, though, of a rei doctor that was willing to do so. Consultation with a board certified rei doctor should be first step. ...Read more

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How are eggs retreived from a woman who had a total hysterectomy?

How are eggs retreived from a woman who had a total hysterectomy?

Just the same: A hysterectomy does not make retrieving a woman's eggs more difficult. A needle is inserted through the top of the vagina, while watching with ultrasound, and into a woman's ovaries, and the eggs retrieved through the hollow needle. (amazing, isn't it?!). ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more