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What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix and ovaries. However, that being said, there are now many hysterectomies where the cervix is being left. This is referred to as a supracervical hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

Here are some ...: Total (full) hysterectomy is done in 3 ways: For benign disorders, complete uterine removal with or without ovarian removal; for malignancy, complete uterine and ovarian removal with pelvic lymph node removal. All can be done with open or laparoscopic approach. Bilateral ovarian removal may be called female castration just like bilateral testicular removal for surgical castration for P-Ca ... ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a total and partial hysterectomy?

I want to know what is the difference between a total and partial hysterectomy?

Language: 'total hysterectomy' has a precise medical meaning: it means removal of uterus and cervix. 'partial hysterectomy' is not a medical term, most folk mean 'removing uterus but not ovaries' when they talk about it. Obviously this doesnt match well with the first definition. ...Read more

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

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

This is misunderstoo: Tah means removal of the uterus and cervix, partial means removal of the uterus and leave the cervix. If you have the uterus, cervix and ovaries removed the proper name for this procedure is total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. ...Read more

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I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

Cancer: Make sure you see a gyn oncologyst. They are really trained, and will tell you exactly what you need. Cervica cancer early stages can be treated with surgery. More advance stages require only radiation as treatment. So make sure you see a specialist dealing only with cancer in the genital area. ...Read more

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Can you get sinus pains and ear aches after you had a partial hysterectomy or full hysterectomy?

Can you get sinus pains and ear aches after you had a partial hysterectomy or full hysterectomy?

Not because of hyst: Not because of a hysterectomy, but you certainly could be experiencing a sinus infection coincidentally during your post op period. Visit with your pcp to see if it requires treatment of tincture of time and tlc. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have long suffered with a crippling menstrual cycle. I'm only 23, but i've had ovarian cysts. Is a partial or full hysterectomy best for me?

I have long suffered with a crippling menstrual cycle. I'm only 23, but i've had ovarian cysts. Is a partial or full hysterectomy best for me?

Start medically: Because of your age most people would start with medical treatments such as birth control pills or Lupron (leuprolide) or iud. Or do laparoscopy. It is also important to know what's the cause of the pain to know if a hysterectomy would help. Also knowing the cause would determine if the ovaries need to be removed - a full hysterectomy. ...Read more

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