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You had the hysterectomy in 1985?
What symptoms worry you?
vaginal discharge which stains underwear brown and does not come clean after many washes of underwear i also have constant urine infections and have a condition called pancreatic insuffiency for which i am prescribed creon i have period like pains which i attribued to urine infections also when i attemted to insert tampax to examine the discharge it was too painful. about ten months ago i had a transvagnal untrasound which had to be abandoned because of severe pain any further investigations would have requied a ga and it was decided my general health was not good enough. the question of whether or not i had a cervix did not come up at that time it is only me who has raised it and as i say i await a gyny appt
In the 1980's most of the surgeons were exploring the fact about whether to leave the cervix in or take it out.
That is the era when this debate started.
Cervical cancer like all other cancers has constitutional symptoms.
Like rapid and significant weight loss, loss of appetite, night sweats and evening rise in fever, generalized fatigue etc.
However, it is not something that will kill a person rapidly and advancement in medicine and surgery have made it quite possible to treat stage II and III cancers effectively.
The best course of action will be to not be anxious or draw any conclusions before your Obs/Gyn has seen and examined you.
It can be established whether you had a cervix or not by a clinical examination in the office called a Vaginoscopy.
I hope this helps.
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