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can i still get an std if i have had a hysterectomy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
STDs and hysterectom: Absolutely yes. Be careful as you are vulnerable to all the STDs just as before the hysterectomy.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Stds are still possible after hysterectomy and safe sex practices should be performed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
STD: Definitely, uterus has nothing to do with you getting an std or not, intercourse is.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Many std's, including herpes, hiv, hepatitis b, and hpv, can still be transmitted to women who do not have a uterus.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Std are primarily external genitalia infections. Your absent uterus means you can't conceive, but you can still get every single one of the std if you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes she can: Of course it would not affect her uterus as it has been removed. However the vagina ; introitus are not immune to catching an std from an infected par ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Get the STD screen: In my opinion to be on the safe side you should have a full STD screen done as soon as possible at a local clinic. Also this seems like a very traumat ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STDs: There are twelve stds. Not one of them is less likely if you have had a hysterectomy. That being said, leaves me to wonder what you are really specif ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES: An std can cause spotting.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood tests and vagi: Blood tests can be drawn to test for bacteria and viral infections. Vaginal secretions can be tested using dna technnology for bacteria and other org ... Read More

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