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02 Nov 2020

Hysterectomy
I am considering a total hysterectomy including removal of the cervix.  I am 50 very active, healthy and not in menopause. I have bleeding from the cervix since my early 20s. I have had a leep procedure, Cauterization twice, and freezing it in order to cure it, to no avail. Sex makes it bleed. I also was exposed to HPV due to a spouse cheating five years ago which apparently cured on its own. When I was 30 I had a bladder sling using bolts and Cadaver fascia which has worked phenomenally well and I have no issues. My concern is will the sling be messed up and I will get incontinence if I go through with a hysterectomy? What other preciouses can help a friable cervix otherwise?
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Incontinence Expert

05 Nov 2020

Dear Tonya
It depends on how the hysterectomy is done, but it shouldn't cause incontinence, provided your Gynaecologist is aware of your previous procedure.
I would discuss your concerns directly with the Gynaecologist involved.
I am a urologist, and I as such, cannot advise on treatment of your cervix.
Kind regards
Prenevin
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