What to Ask Your Doctor About Pregnancy After a Partial Hysterectomy

June 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Hysterectomy

If you want to become pregnant and are scheduled to have a hysterectomy then you should certainly talk to your doctor about your options. You will likely hear all sorts of stories about women who were still able to have a baby after a partial hysterectomy but you should talk to your doctor about his or her opinion and medical facts.

A partial hysterectomy is a hysterectomy where becoming pregnant after the procedure is still possible according to some documentation supporting this. However, in all likelihood, other options will have to suffice. Options for having a child should now include finding a surrogate or an adoption. Depending on your financial situation, either of these options should work for you if you truly want to be a parent.

Before your hysterectomy, talk to your doctor and ask him or her the following:

• What are my chances for becoming pregnant after a hysterectomy?
• Which hysterectomy should I have if I want to be left with some possibility for a later pregnancy?
• What are those chances for each procedure?
• Is there any way to become pregnant now and postpone the procedure and if so, what complications do I face?

Talk openly and honest with your doctor and ask her what she recommends for you. If you know child bearing is of importance to you, see if you can realistically postpone the surgery for a hysterectomy. If you are having a hysterectomy because of heavy bleeding, then it’s likely you can try to become pregnant before the procedure.

Pregnancy isn’t something you should take lightly and neither is a hysterectomy. It is possible to become pregnant after a partial hysterectomy but honestly, you should talk to your doctor about whether or not it is likely. In all probability, it will limit your chances of a pregnancy.

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12 Responses to “What to Ask Your Doctor About Pregnancy After a Partial Hysterectomy”
  1. kia says:

    I have a question i am having all the signs of pregnancy the lower back pain the nausea in the morning the little fluttery kicking movements in my stomach. I had a partial hysterectomy 3 years ago after almost dying giving birth to my son and the doctor only took out the top part of my uterus, now three years later i want to have another baby is this possible could i really be pregnant? and if so is this putting my life in danger? and if i am not pregnant is there a surgery that could be performed to become pregnant a safe procedure that is.

    pls respond back to my e-mail address. thanks

  2. MJ says:

    I’m 42 years old and had a partial hysterectomy in 2003. I would like to have 1 more child, if possible, with my partner. I still have a small part of my uterus but not big enough to bear a child. Without a third party, can this be possible?

  3. Loretta says:

    Can a woman get pregnant after she has a partial hysterectomy? I had a partial hysterectomy back in 1977 not to long ago i been feeling like i am pregnant .I have one ovarian and one tube left its on my left side can you getpregnant on the outside of your ovarian? I have been getting something like kicking movements.I was going to get a pregnancy test at the store but i said this cant be am i’m right? pls respond back to my e-mail thanks .

  4. blacktink says:

    I had a partial done in 2006 they remove only part of my uterus n now I have all the pregnancy symptoms. Could it be? How without a cycle? Will it show up if I took a test?

  5. renita scales says:

    i have had a partial hysterectomy what are my chances of having another child?

  6. Shune says:

    Can i still get pregnant with a partial hysterectomy

  7. tisha says:

    Wow, I had a partial hysterectomy, Not because i wanted too because i had too. They left one of my ovary, Fallopian Tube and half of my uterus, The other side was taking and some of my uterus.. The doctor said I cant get pregnant, Butt I get morning Sickness. Little Fluttering, Milk coming out,and much more.. I have Two Children and I know what Pregnancy is like.. I just dont understand.. I would love to have another kid, because i’m married now, And i want to do it the right way.. The first guy i was with i Did it without thinking. Im looking everywhere and asking questions, Butt I dont see nothing.. I dont want to get my hopes up too.. I keep reading and it says you can.. Please help me someone

  8. tisha says:

    Sorry Im 24 and my name is Tisha

  9. i have just had a partial hysterectomy last year are there any other ways for me to personal get pregnant or is adoption and surrogate my only choice

  10. mdn says:

    will my full name stay posted on this wall about my question

  11. mdn says:

    i have had a partial hysterectomy last year are my only options adoption or surrogate please respond back @e e mail

  12. Cl Wedges says:

    Hi there. I’ve saved this artecle so I can read it later. I aplogize if this sounds dumb but I was wondering if anyone could show me how to put this page to my dekstop. Anyway, ty again!!

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