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Old 11-20-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Do I still need to go to gyn after complete hysterectomy?what's the point?
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I wondered the same thing after I had a complete hysterectomy.

Cervix. That is the reason.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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My gyno/oncologist told me I would still need to see my gynecologist for regular checkups every year even though I had a full hysterectomy.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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why?What is there to look at? I'm 63 and it hurts like hell. why put myself thru that?
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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I was told that my cervix was removed. Still have to get checked every 3 years now.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: DuPont, WA
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I was told that my cervix was removed. Still have to get checked every 3 years now.
Ditto! No cervix, but still need to be checked every 3 years...
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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YES!!!!!! MY GOSH!!! YES!!!! You still need to go to the gyno to get checked out yearly.

Would any of you like to talk to a good friend of mines mother that is in her late 70's and has OVARIAN CANCER right now and just finished round 3 of chemo but her ovaries were REMOVED years and years ago. YOU CAN STILL GET CANCER THERE! How? She had scar tissue that developed where they removed her ovaries. It developed there. It's bad enough that ovarian cancer is one of the absolute worst to detect and even worse when you THINK you can't get it if it was removed. YOU STILL CAN GET CANCER!
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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why?What is there to look at? I'm 63 and it hurts like hell. why put myself thru that?
It might hurt like hell but imagine the pain of rounds of chemo and the pain of cancer. Five minutes of pain once a year is NOTHING compared to fighting cancer that you STILL CAN GET!
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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How can you get ovarian cancer if you don't have ovaries? I understand cancer can come anywhere in your body but is it really called ovarian cancer? Thanks for enlightening me about this. Yes I was told I still need check ups but I wanted to hear from others and apparently doctors universally tell hysterectomy patients they need check ups. So I'll make my appointment soon to get in on this year's deductible. Thanks all. I'm not looking forward to it.
All this news about new recommendations for mammograms and pap smears has confused me along with alot of people.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: MI
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A really good thread here. My question why didn't the doctors explain this after having the procedure. It's like they don't want the patient any longer.
We are finally being given information about ovarian cancer but seems everything is directed to younger women. I guess we have to ask more direct questions to our OB-GYNs.
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