Do not have a hysterectomy unless you have uterine cancer poven to you, not as a preventative. Be Careful, Be Informed.
Be careful not all GYNs are competent. I was made to believe that I was going to get cancer, and I was told that I had precancerous cells by a GYN with my having only low grade squamous cells. He performed a deep LEEP conization of 7.5 centimeters, yes centimeters; not millimeters. Which is not the treatment. Watchful surveilence is the treatment. I had an innervated cervix, these nerve endings were cut and I live in debilitating pain where I had none, and the pathology said that I did not have cancer and the abnormal cells were cleared up, I did not have HPV either, also my sex life is ruined as with many women who have had their cervix removed. I have found that most gynecologist are more than happy to find someone to perform a surgery on than to treat conditions that do not require a surgery. If I had done nothing but watchful waiting and not had this surgery I would have been in good health and living a fully normal healthy life. Be educationed, be informed.
Also, hysterectomies are not the same for all women, some it ruins their life who have an innervated cervix that cause their orgasms and puts them in debilitating pain for the rest of their life. It is not to be taken lightly, it causes heart disease among other things. My mother died from a hysterectomy in 1991. Get two or three opinions if you are told you a hysterectomy, most gynecological problems can be treated by other methods. Uterine cancer should be the only reason for a hysterectomy. Hystrectomy is never to be used as a preventative, and most uterine bleeding can be treated by competent gynecologists along with fibroids without a hysterectomy. Also, most gynecologist do not study female sexuality in medical school nor know about the nerve endings in the cervix that contribute to orgasm. Some women have cervix that are as sensitive as their clitoris. After considerable research I have found that most all dysplasia is not precancerous cells, it can be a bacterial infection and should not be treated a precancerous cells. To study the affects of a hysterectomy, go to herfoundation.org. I have found that to be a very good web site with a compassionate person who you can talk with to find out treatments for endometriosis, abnormal bleeding that does not require hysterectomy. It is a billions of dollar industry in the United State.