Your uterus is not the only part of the body examined during a pelvic exam. In addition to the uterus, a doctor will also examine the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum and pelvis for any abnormalities. Depending on the type of hysterectomy you received, other areas may still need to be examined during a pelvic exam.
Fibroids, or muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, are extremely common. Not all fibroids have to be removed and a hysterectomy is not your only option for treating them.
A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. It may be done for a variety of reasons: Uterine fibroids, bleeding, Uterine prolapse and Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries.