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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Supracervical Hysterectomy (Definition)

A supracervical hysterectomy is the removal of the top of the uterus, or fundus, and leaving the cervix, or entrance to the uterus. It is an easier hysterectomy to do and can often be done laparoscopically. However some people continue to have bleeding and prolapse problems and you can still get cervical cancer. If you consider this make sure you have a good reason ...Read more


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Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Ask the surgeon: The restrictions that your surgeon gave you post op for the length of time that you should not insert anything into the vagina should also apply to anal sex. Typically surgeons recommend 4-6 weeks without intercourse or any foreign objects in the vagina. If your surgeon recommended longer or shorter, then that same length of time applies to anal sex. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 yr old I had a supracervical hysterectomy 2 yrs ago. Now having vag. Bleeding monthly. Pap showed endometrial cells on cervix?

Yes: Sometimes with a supracervical hysterectomy a small nubbin of endometrial tissue can remain behind and will bleed each month like a regular period used to. It is of no significance and shouldn't worry you and not worth having additional surgery or doing anything about it. ...Read more

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Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Yes: The most common reason for leaving the cervix is patient request. Current medical evidence doesn't suggest any advantages to leaving the cervix, though sexual function or bladder function were concerns in the past. If the cervix is left, the uterus must be removed by morcellation which can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, especially with a large uterus. ...Read more

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When can I have an orgasm after a laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy?

When can I have an orgasm after a laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends.: Orgasm without vaginal penetration is ok to have as soon as you are feeling better. With supracervical hysterectomy, the vagina is intact, so as long as patient is feeling good, could have sex/orgasm as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more

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Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Many reasons: For many, the body of the uterus (not the cervix) is causing problems such as pain, heavy bleeding, or mass (fibroids). A supracervical hysterectomy (lsc) performed laparoscopically- less complicated, less time under anesthesia, minimal risk of infection, much less post op pain & recovery time. If uterine (cervical) ligament support is good& paps are normal lsc can be a great choice. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends: The recovery time for a supracervical hysterectomy, depends more on how the doctor gets in, rather than the procedure itself. On open procedure, one with a traditional incision, takes much longer to recover from than an operation using a laparscope or davinci robot. ...Read more

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What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

Unsure: You do not present a specific question. Having had a supra cervical hysterectomy is OK. You should plan to continue your annual exams. You should continue to have pap smears since you still have a cervix - the current recommendation for paps is every three years until the age of 65, providing that your paps are normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: supracervical hysterectomy?

Cut above the cervix: A supracervical hysterectomy is the removal of the top of the uterus, or fundus, and leaving the cervix, or entrance to the uterus. It is an easier hysterectomy to do and can often be done laparoscopically. However some people continue to have bleeding and prolapse problems and you can still get cervical cancer. If you consider this make sure you have a good reason to leave the cervix. ...Read more

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If you have a supracervical hysterectomy, what position is a patient in for pain later?

Depends: How the procedure is done is more important to pain levels than the actual procedure. What I mean by this is whether you had an "open" procedure, with a larger incision, or a laparscopic procedure. The less invasive approach, smaler incisions, have less discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

Yes since cervix: If you have a cervix then there is risk of cervical cancer. While this risk declines with age there are new recommendations for how often you should have a pap, and for women over 30 an additional test on same sample for hi risk hpv (human papillomavirus) that causes most cervical cancers. Here's link: http://www. Womenshealthfremont. Com/newsdesk/news/longer-intervals-recommended-for-pap-smears. ...Read more

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What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

Leaving in cervix: Some women choose to keep their cervix. The french have done this for years because they think it helps with sex. I have asked patients with cervix and without and both groups report excellent sex life after hysterectomy. Supracervical hysterectomies can be done open, laparoscopically and robotically. ...Read more

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Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Bleeding after hyst: You could have a urine infection with blood that could mimic vaginal bleeding. With a supracervical hysterectomy, the cervix is still there. If a portion of the lower part of the uterus is also present, you can still have period bleeding. You should see your doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

ER for exam: 47 year old lady status post hysterectomy now with a tender and firm abdomen. You need to go to the ER for an exam. It is the weekend and your physician's office is probably not open. You should contact your surgeon to communicate with them and any complications after surgery should be reported. It is not prudent to wait too long when you have concerning symptoms after surgery and you need an exam ...Read more

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Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Varies: That depends on the technique your surgeon plans to use. You will need to direct this to the surgeon as there are a variety of approaches. ...Read more

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Is a lsh (laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy) still a major surgery?

Yes: Any hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is considered a major surgery. With that said, there are several different modalities by which a uterus is removed. A lash is a type of laparoscopic hysterectomy in which the uterine body is removed but the cervix is left in the body. It is a simpler surgery with less time spent in the or. Recovery time is typically shorter as well. ...Read more

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Is two weeks after surgery too early to have vaginal intercourse after a supracervical hysterectomy?

Yes: It is best to wait 4-6 weeks till everything is well healed and your gyn doctor gives the OK. ...Read more

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Constant urination. Abdominal pain&sick to stomach. Little bright red blood when I wipe. Not pregnant had a supracervical hysterectomy 3 yrs ago.

Constant urination. Abdominal pain&sick to stomach. Little bright red blood when I wipe. Not pregnant had a supracervical hysterectomy 3 yrs ago.

Bladder infection?: One possibility is a bladder infection. It can cause all of those symptoms. If you don't have a bladder infection, you will need to see a gynecologist to find out why you are bleeding, even though you have had a hysterectomy.
Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

Not sure: Mild alt elevation is not unusual after any surgery. The abdominal swelling is concerning and you should really be examined by your gynecologist. Sometimes it takes awhile to feel normal afterwards, but it is difficult to assess online. ...Read more

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When can a woman have an intercourse after having removal of cervix, hysterectomy and removal of ovaries with her husband?

When can a woman have an intercourse after having removal of cervix, hysterectomy and removal of ovaries with her husband?

Absolutely: As long as you have a vagina, you can have intercourse. Of course, after you have healed from surgery and been given the ok from your surgeon. You just can't get pregnant anymore. ...Read more

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What colour should the vagina be? Is blue normal, looks like blue discharge? 30, prev hysterectomy with ovary removal, still have cervix.

Vaginal lining: The vaginal mucosa (lining0 should be pink- approximately the color of the inside of your cheek. A blue color or sicharge requires a GYN exam. ...Read more

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How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

Ovaries have dual: Blood flow from both from the uterus and from the ovarian artery which is a branch directly off the aorta. So when you remove tubes and uterus, the ovary still gets flow from its second blood source. I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery and hope your ovaries live a quiet, cyst-free existence from now on. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy cause incontinence? I had a partial hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix) in june 2010. A few months ago I started noticing that I would wet my pants and not even know it. I don't just leak a little bit of pee, but actually qu

Generally not cause: There is no evidence that overall, having a hysterectomy increases the risk of urinary incontinence. However, certain specific complications of hysterectomy can cause leakage. The surgeon should be consulted for further evaluation. ...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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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