A 46-year-old member asked:
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61/ female who had partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumor about 10 years ago. does she still need to get regular pap smears?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A partial hysterectomy is the removal of the upper part of the uterus, and a total (or complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix. Because the cervix is still there, pap smears can still be done. Even if the cervix is not there anymore, a woman should have exams with her primary care doctor to watch for cancers of the vagina, vulva, anus, plus the many non-cancerous problems.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably: If by partial you mean that cervix was not removed, then she defnitely needs pap smears.
Answered on Feb 28, 2013
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