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I had a total hysterectomy. Do I still have a cervex?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Terminology

Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and the cervix generally.
On rare occasions an obgyn cannot remove the lowest part of the uterus and performs a supracervical hysterectomy. If the ovaries and tubes are removed abdominally along with the uterus, the procedure is called a tahbso (total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy).

In brief: Terminology

Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and the cervix generally.
On rare occasions an obgyn cannot remove the lowest part of the uterus and performs a supracervical hysterectomy. If the ovaries and tubes are removed abdominally along with the uterus, the procedure is called a tahbso (total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy).
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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In brief: No

If in doubt, check with your doctor or just get a copy of your pathology report.
Some surgeons do perform supra cervical hysterectomy - leaving the cervix in place.

In brief: No

If in doubt, check with your doctor or just get a copy of your pathology report.
Some surgeons do perform supra cervical hysterectomy - leaving the cervix in place.
Dr. George T Tsai
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