Surgery to remove the entire uterus, including the cervix. Also called total hysterectomy.
Is the cervix sewn shut during a hysterectomy?
After a woman has a total hysterectomy done, her cervix that once was the closing at the top of the vagina is no longer there. As a means for the vagina to remain closed, it is sewn together at the top which is then referred to as the vaginal cuff.
Should you still see a gynecologist after hysterectomy?
Do I still need pelvic exams after my hysterectomy? “Yes, you should continue seeing your gynecologist for an annual well-woman exam, which includes a pelvic exam,” says Michael Leung, M.D., a board-certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.