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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Is it possible to get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Partial hysterectomy may mean different things to different people, but if the body of the uterus is removed, you cannot get pregnant. Partial hysterectomy usually means supracervical hysterectomy with the body of the uterus removed and the cervix left behind. Or some people incorrectly use the term to mean removing the uterus but leaving the ovaries behind. Pregnancy won't happen either way. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Can I get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Can I get  pregnant after a partial  hysterectomy?

What part?: If you still have ovaries there is a rare chance of ectopic pregnancy. Without ovaries you will not create an egg to be fertilized. Without a uterus it would be very difficult to carry a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had partial hysterectomy 2 yrs ago, had unprotected sex for the first time. What are the chances of getting pregnant. Can Plan B be taken?

Had partial hysterectomy 2 yrs ago, had unprotected sex for the first time.  What are the chances of getting pregnant.  Can Plan B be taken?

Not needed: By partial hysterectomy you mean they took your uterus out by the vaginal route and left your ovaries it is impossible for you to ever become pregnant. The uterus is the womb where the baby grows. You can release eggs now but they can not get fertilized or implant so don't worry about that. It is impossible for you to ever become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Can you pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Surrogate: If you want to get pregnant and have had a hysterectomy, you need to see a fertility specialist about a surrogate to carry your baby. ...Read more

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Can a woman become pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Can a woman become pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Depends: Upon how much ; which part of uterus is removed. Best to consult your gyn surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more


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