can you get stds after hysterectomy

Can I still get an std if I have had a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Jeff M. Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Of course


Having a hysterectomy does not protect you against STDs. Unless you are in a trusted mutually monogamous relationship you should use caution and use condoms for protection.

Is it true if you had an hysterectomy you can't get an std?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Can I get pregnant after a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Robert R. Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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No


Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, and therefore a pregnancy cannot occur once this is done. A rare exception to this would be an ectopic pregnancy in the Fallopian tube or abdomen. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an egg is fertilized outside of the uterus and implants somewhere it isn't supposed to be. This can be serious, and is fortunately extremely rare after a hysterectomy.
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Do STDs always cause symptoms? Which STDs can be treated by antibiotics? Which vaccines prevent STD's?

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Can you get pid if you've had a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Larry I. Lutwick
Infectious Disease
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If you do not have a


uterus, then getting an infection spreading to the Fallopian tubes and ovaries through the uterus cannot occur.

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Devon J. Webster
Medical Oncology
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Yes


"Hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A BSO (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100.
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If seeing your doctor about a possible STD, ask about getting vaccinated for Hepatitis B.

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Can you still get pid after vaginal hysterectomy?

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Unlikely.


PID is "pelvic inflammatory disease" and usually occurs when bacteria ascends from the outside of the vulva up inside the genitals and spreads into the tubes/ovaries (pelvis.) After a hysterectomy, there is no connection between the vagina and the inside/pelvis.
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Can you get a period with a partial hysterectomy?

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Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology
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Yes


If the cervix was left in place (a supracervical hysterectomy) you can still get vaginal bleeding with each cycle.

Can I get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

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What part?


If you still have ovaries there is a rare chance of ectopic pregnancy. Without ovaries you will not create an egg to be fertilized. Without a uterus it would be very difficult to carry a pregnancy.
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Can you get a yest infection after a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


Do you mean in the immediate post-hysterectomy time frame, or years after having the hysterectomy? in both cases the answer is yes, just not too common to occur right after surgery.
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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


You will continue to ovulate even without a uterus. Ovarian cysts are exceedingly common and usually normal.
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