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If you get a partial hysterectomy do you still have a period?

If you get a partial hysterectomy do you still have a period?

Possibly: Partial hysterectomy, or supracervical hysterectomy, refers to the removal of the uterus but leaving the cervix. Because the cervix can have some endometrial tissue which produces the tissue that is shed as a period, you could have light bleeding when you would normally have a period. It is usually so light a panty liner is more than enough. ...Read more

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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After having a partial hysterectomy, will I still have my period?

After having a partial hysterectomy, will I still have my period?

Post hysterectomy: Sometimes we performed what is called a partial hysterectomy, meaning some remains of the cervix are still present. This can cause bleeding after a hysterectomy. Depending on how much cervical tissue is left behind you can expect some form of light bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you get a period with a partial hysterectomy?

Can you get a period with a partial hysterectomy?

Yes: If the cervix was left in place (a supracervical hysterectomy) you can still get vaginal bleeding with each cycle. ...Read more

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I've had a partial hysterectomy and it feels like I am going to start my period with the cramps?

I've had a partial hysterectomy and it feels like I am going to start my period with the cramps?

Pelvic cramps: Partial hysterectomy means you still have an ovary or two, but no uterus. Therefore, your uterus isn't causing the pain. You might have some adhesions that sometimes form after surgery. Or you might have a urinary tract infection or some sort of gastrointestinal issue. Please see your doctor to try to sort out the cause of your cramping. ...Read more

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I'm 30 & had a partial hysterectomy almost 2yr ago so I don't get a period but my breasts have been tender and experiencing some itching, any idea why?

I'm 30 & had a partial hysterectomy almost 2yr ago so I don't get a period but my breasts have been tender and experiencing some itching, any idea why?

Ovulation hormones: Hysterectomy is only removal of the uterus. The ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Consequently your body will continue to respond such as breast tenderness, pms, etc. Also it's been shown that preservation of otherwise normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. ...Read more

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Mixture of burning sensation pressure and feeling like cramps in lower stomach. No period in 7 years. Had partial hysterectomy 7 yrs ago.

Mixture of burning sensation pressure and feeling like cramps in lower stomach. No period in 7 years. Had partial hysterectomy 7 yrs ago.

Seek Evaluation: First of all obviously something abnormal happened 7 years ago to have that procedure at a young age. And this may be related. You could have a cyst or mass for instance on the ovary so it is worth having an exam and likely a pelvic ultrasound ...Read more

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How can you stop mini periods after a partial hysterectomy?

How can you stop mini periods after a partial hysterectomy?

Post hysterectomy: Sometimes we performed what is called a partial hysterectomy, meaning some remains of the cervix are still present. This can cause bleeding after a hysterectomy. Your obgyn should examine you to rule out bleeding from the urethra, vagina or from the rectum (ie hemorrhoids etc). You can also ask your obgyn to remove the remaining cervix or to explain to you the medical alternatives you have. ...Read more

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Hello. I had a laproscropic superservical hysterectomy (partial hysterectomy) 5yrs ago I don't have my uterus, and 2/3 of my cervix. Periods are 2x mo?

Endometrium: Endometrium is the cell layer that lines the cavity of the uterus, grows during the first half of a menstrual cycle to provide for implantation of a fertilized egg, and is being shed during menses, when there is no pregnancy. A women who is experiencing menstrual periods after a supracervical hysterectomy, has had endometrial cells left after her surgery, which happens quite frequently. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy over 4 years ago. I always have cramps a day or two before my daughters start their periods. Why could this be?

I had a partial hysterectomy over 4 years ago. I always have cramps a day or two before my daughters start their periods. Why could this be?

Menstrual Synchrony: Menstrual synchrony, also called the McClintock effect, is the alleged process whereby women living together in close proximity experience their menstrual cycle onsets (i.e., the onset of menstruation or menses) becoming closer together. Pl see attached article for further details ...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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Is it possible to still have children after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it possible to still have children after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Unless you are referring to adopting them. The term partial hysterectomy is generally referred to as removing the uterus while leaving the ovaries behind. This does not allow you to bear children any longer. ...Read more

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Why is my mother in law still bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Why is my mother in law still bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy bleedin: If she just had a hysterectomy, it may just be healing. If she had a hysterectomy a couple of months ago, she may have granulation tissue that may need to be cauterized. If they left her cervix, she can bleed from it. If it has been longer, she need to be evaluated. It may just be due to atrophy (thinning) of the vaginal tissue, but you need to make sure there is nothing significant going on. ...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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Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy. I still have both of my overies can I want a baby so bad. What do I do?

I had a partial hysterectomy. I still have both of my overies can I want a baby so bad. What do I do?

Surrogacy!: Your eggs can still be harvested and fertilized in vitro with your partner's sperm. The embryo can be implanted into a willing surrogate who can carry your baby to term. This approach has a fairly high chance of success but is costly. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

See GYN: You should see your GYN immediately to get an assessment and other tests to help determine the cause of bleeding. It could be benign issues or could be a sign for something more concerning. An exam would help give you more information. ...Read more

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Do you still ovulate with a partial hysterectomy?

Do you still ovulate with a partial hysterectomy?

Ovulation: If you have ovaries and have not gone through menopause, you still ovulate. ...Read more

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Will I still go through menopause even after having a partial hysterectomy?

Will I still go through menopause even after having a partial hysterectomy?

Yes, eventually: A partial hysterectomy removes the uterus, but leaves the woman's ovaries intact. Since the ovaries still make estrogen, the woman will still experience monthly hormonal changes, but no visible menstrual periods. Eventually, at a later time, when the ovaries stop working, then this is considered menopause. Symptoms would include mood changes, sleep disturbance, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue.. ...Read more

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I have bleeding 5 years after partial hysterectomy still have cervix What could be the cause?

I have bleeding 5 years after partial hysterectomy still have cervix What could be the cause?

Infection?: It could be due to infection of the vagina, thin / fragile vaginal lining or possibly an abnormal growth in vagina. You need to see your OB/GYN for exam. ...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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Can I have a baby by doing a vitro. I had a partial hysterectomy but I still have my ovaries and my cervix.?

Find a surrogate: If you had the business end of your uterus removed you will need to find a surrogate to carry the baby. Consultation through a fertility center would be your first step. ...Read more

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Do you still need to see a gynecologist if you have had a partial hysterectomy with one remaining ovary?

Yes: A pelvic (bimanual) exam can elicit problems such as cysts or cancer with the remaining ovary as a first line of defense for the overall betterment of your gyn health. Moreover, a breast exam can also be done as you are approaching the age of 40 for required yearly mammography. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more