OB GYN

Ob-Gyn questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

OB GYN

I have multiple fibroids, 1 -7.5 cm, 1- 6.8 cm, and several

Customer Question
smaller ones. I am 44...
I have multiple fibroids, 1 -7.5 cm, 1- 6.8 cm, and several smaller ones. I am 44 and have no desire for children. I have heavy periods, cramping on and off cycle, urinary frequency, back pain, and distended abdomen. I am choosing between a hysterectomy and UFE. Please help. I need to make a decision ASAP because I need relief. Am I a candidate for LAHV. My gyno wants to do bikini line hysterectomy, but says if I put it off that I may need a vertical incision.
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: OB GYN
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
5/24/2010
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 7 years ago
Dr. Owen
Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55,754
Experience: Board Certified: Ob/Gyn & Preventive medicine, US Medical Graduate
Verified
Hello,
Actually - I would recommend a hysterectomy at this point - why - because you have very large fibroids and you have 'several smaller one' - and the UFE procedure can not take care of all the fibroids. Also, you can STILL have a vaginal hysterectomy even with fibroids, or even a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy - if your doctor is NOT comfortable with this procedure - there are plenty of ob/gyns in the country who are comfortable with this procedure - and NO, you do NOT need a vertical incision.
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I can keep my ovaries and cervix with any of these procedures, right
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 7 years ago
Hello,
Well, with a vaginal hysterectomy - you usually loose your cervix, although there is a procedure called a Doderlein vaginal hysterectomy where your cervix can be saved - however, most ob/gyn's are NOT skilled in this procedure as it is not taught that often. Your ovaries can be saved with any procedure.
But, if you want to keep your cervix, then you would need a laparoscopic procedure and have a working morcellating device to remove the uterus from your pelvis without making a bigger incision, or just have an abdominal procedure (bikini line incision).
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago

if you have no cervix, how does the vagina end? will it still stretch?

OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 7 years ago
Hello,
Actually, it is safer to NOT have a cervix after a hysterectomy. Where the cervix use to be, we close the vagina shut by placing sutures - the top of the vagina (where the cervix use to be is securely closed from the opening of your pelvis and abdomen.
The reason I say 'safer' is that if you happen to get cervical cancer and you do NOT have a uterus left, this can be quite a difficult treatment to near impossible - so I never recommend leaving your cervix behind (although some women want to retain the cervix for the false belief that it is needed for sex, it is not needed).
As an ob/gyn, I never leave the cervix - and if a woman wants to keep her cervix, and then recommend another ob/gyn who does not mind leaving the cervix behind.
I hope this helps, Please click on ACCEPT as this would be appreciated, thank you.
Dr. Owen
Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55,754
Experience: Board Certified: Ob/Gyn & Preventive medicine, US Medical Graduate
Verified
Dr. Owen and 87 other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Owen Your Own Question
Dr. Owen
Dr. Owen
Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55,754
55,754 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Board Certified: Ob/Gyn & Preventive medicine, US Medical Graduate

Dr. Owen is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. C.

Dr. C.

Board Certified

2,537 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and an award-winning educator.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Board Certified OB/GYN

5,752 satisfied customers

With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.

Dr. Charles

Dr. Charles

OB/GYN (Doctor)

142 satisfied customers

Board Certified. Solo practice for 8 years; delivered more than 1300 infants and performed more than 800 surgeries.

Dr. K.

Dr. K.

MD

2,351 satisfied customers

Board certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

1,651 satisfied customers

MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)

Dr.JBB

Dr.JBB

Board Certified OB/GYN

1,293 satisfied customers

15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence

OB/GYN

822 satisfied customers

Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
My cervix was injured On purpose by the pointed edge of a
My cervix was injured On purpose by the pointed edge of a plastic object. The pain was excruciating and after a couple of weeks started subsiding but then I did a workout and the pain came back like i… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
798 satisfied customers
I am on A waiting list to have a hysterectomy. The reason
I am on A waiting list to have a hysterectomy. The reason that I'm booked in for this is to assist with heavy bleeding heavy discharge, smell and to stop my periods are going for months at a time. Unu… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I had a partial hysterectomy in 2012. I have one ovary
I had a partial hysterectomy in 2012. I have one ovary remaining. The past week I've been feeling contractions in my upper stomach. Today I've been feeling them all day. My upper abdomen tightens and … read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
I have two uterus and one cervix. I am fourteen weeks and I
Hi! I have two uterus and one cervix. I am fourteen weeks and I can almost put the tip of my finger up my cervix. This is my first pregnancy, should I be worried? … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
I have HPV (the type that can cause cervical cancer). I was
I have HPV (the type that can cause cervical cancer). I was gone for the day and my husband bathed my daughter and accidentally used my washcloth and towel. Is there a chance the virus could have spre… read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I am 57 and had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago. My cervix
I am 57 and had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago. My cervix and ovaries remain intact. Today I felt a tingling sensation in my pelvic region. Not painful, just strange. A few minutes ago, I felt like … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries.
Second opinion] I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries. Recently due to a single symptom of extreme exhaustion a 2.2cm cyst had been found on my right ovary. My estrogen level is a stagg… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries.
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries. Recently due to a single symptom of extreme exhaustion a 2.2cm cyst had been found on my right ovary. My estrogen level is a staggering 990. I an … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
798 satisfied customers
Have had hysterectomy including ovaries 25 years ago, today
Have had hysterectomy including ovaries 25 years ago, today am having vaginal bleeding. not using HRT. … read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago doctor removed my uterus
I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago doctor removed my uterus cervix and my ovaries can contact HPV. … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
764 satisfied customers
I just noticed that the edge of my cervix feels a little
Hello - I just noticed that the edge of my cervix feels a little rough and I've never felt that before. It's been severa years since I've had an exam and am sure I need to have one but thought I could… read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I was told that my cervix was closed. I am 76 years old and
I was told that my cervix was closed. I am 76 years old and have no sexual interest. My Gyn wants to perform a hysterectomy. what should I do … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,921 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy due to endemetriosis my ovaries were
i had a hysterectomy due to endemetriosis my ovaries were left in and i have a cyst plus for 9 days everymonth i have severe pain and menstruate internally (gynae saw this on ultrasound,I had 3 csecti… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
798 satisfied customers
Confusing.. I had a hysterectomy in 2006, kept my ovaries. I
confusing.. I had a hysterectomy in 2006 , kept my ovaries. I am 57 years old. I have my regular doctor who said take estrogen but no progesterone and I go to a lady who helps me with supplements and … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
798 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy in 2010, but the ovaries were left.
I had a hysterectomy in 2010, but the ovaries were left. Recently, I had 3 pregnancy tests that all came back positive. Can you tell me why this might be? … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,394 satisfied customers
I got a partial hysterectomy 4 1/2 years ago- only my uterus
I got a partial hysterectomy 4 1/2 years ago- only my uterus was removed vaginally. I had a small complication in that I had some internal bleeding about two weeks after. The doctor was not positive, … read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctoral Degree
8,185 satisfied customers
I recently had 2 ultra sounds of my uterus/ovaries/etc -
I recently had 2 ultra sounds of my uterus/ovaries/etc - exterior and interior. There is a blood filled cyst on my right ovary, one of my fallopian tubes is dialated, a lot of scar tisdue that we aren… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
I had hysterectomy with cervix and ovaries removed 22years
Hi I had hysterectomy with cervix and ovaries removed 22years ago - for about a year now I've found it far too painful to have intercourse with my husband. Bleeding would happen after sex also.then st… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x