Three years ago I was told by my GYN that I needed a hysterectomy due to a tumor found during an ultrasound for something else. He was convinced it was ovarian cancer. I was shocked & confused. This was before I even considered going to nursing school
. He went on to explain just what he'd be removing & in my confusion, I went back over what he told me ( or tried to ) & attemppted to restate just what he'd remove. I said, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes & vagina. Obviously I meant "cervix" He gave me a very strange look & said, "That'd be no fun at all." Dang man! Is that all they think about?
I don't know about it being held together by just skin, but my hysterectomy greatly improved my incontinience problem, probably because the tumor was pressing on the bladder. By the way, it was benign. However, the problem came back within 2 years (no, not a prolapse) & I had a TVT done last Dec. Everything is nice & secure. Not falling out or anything. (& I can cough without tinkling)