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Kari, I am scheduled for a vaginal hysterectomy on April 3rd. My doctor told me that she would be taking my uterus, right ovary and possibly my cervix (depending on the results of my recent LEEP procedure). I am under the impression that if the results of the LEEP come back ok she will not be removing my cervix.

I honestly think I am going to have her take the cervix regardless of the LEEP results. I am having the hysterectomy to alleviate pelvic pain and heavy, abnormal menstrual cycles. Additionally, I may also have cervical cancer (I won'y know until next week sometime). I read somewhere that if the cervix is left in, a woman still has possibility of having her monthly cycle (I think the possibility of this happening was said to be about 5%). If I am going to go through the trouble of having a hysterectomy in the first place, I certainly don't want to continue having my period. With my luck, if I left my cervix in, that's exactly what would happen:)

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