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Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
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Partial Hysterectomy (Definition)

Removes mostly the body, leaving the cervix behind. It means the birth canal, and organ of receptive intercourse is not bothered. Problem is tha it can develop cancer ...Read more


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I've had a partial hysterectomy do I still ovulate?

I've had a partial hysterectomy do I still ovulate?

Probably: Menopause can occur at any age after 40. However, the average age for menopause is 50 to 52 years old. After a hysterectomy the average age for menopause is 48 to 50. You will usually continue to ovulate until menopause. ...Read more

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Should I still be in pain after a partial hysterectomy?

Depends: If the surgery was within the last 3 to 4 weeks, you could still be having pain from the surgery. Your pain should be getting better with time. If it is getting worse you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

After hysterectomy: If you had a supracervical hysterectomy it is not unusual to have mild light periods, depending on how much endometrial tissue is left behind. If your uterus and cervix were both removed, than any bleeding needs to be immediately investigated. Please contact your surgeon's office to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Do women menstruate after a partial hysterectomy?

Do women menstruate after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Once the uterus containing the endometrium in total is removed, no. However, in supra cervical hysterectomies whereby the uterus is "chopped off" from the cervix, there are cases where some of the uterus containing endometrium is left behind and cyclic menstrual bleeding still occurs. In that instance, the surgeon will get a Pathology report stating that fact, and will retrieve the cervix et al ...Read more

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After a partial hysterectomy can a lady achieve an orgasim?

After a partial hysterectomy can a lady achieve an orgasim?

Yes: By "partial" do you mean your still have your cervix, or do you mean the uterus was removed but the ovaries remain? It is thought that leaving the cervix intact may help, but even without it, you can still achieve orgasm. Foreplay is important, and the vulva, clitoris, and vaginal walls all play a part. Good communication is helpful. Remember the brain is your largest sex organ. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me having prolapse after a partial hysterectomy?

Depends: If you have had vaginal deliveries, your risk is already elevated for having vaginal prolapse symptoms. A hysterectomy could potentially increase your risk unless the surgeon is very careful to re-support the vagina to the utero-sacral ligaments. If you already have some degree of prolapse it can be repaired at the time of your hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel pain in your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it common to feel pain in your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

Partial Hysterectomy: You can continue to have discomfort at the site of your ovary related to ovulation until you have experienced menopause. The ovaries that remain after partial hysterectomy are unaffected by the removal of your uterus and tubes and will go through their normal cycles without experiencing menses. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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