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Do You Still Need A Pap Smear After A Hysterectomy
Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if i just want to get the birth control pill?
It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat. ...Read more
No: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you don't need a pap test. You will however need a pelvic exam, becuase that checks our pelvis and ovaries, which you will still have after a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: You only need to continue pap tests if the reason for your hysterectomy was cancer or precancerous lesions (i.e. Cin). Otherwise, if for fibroids, endometriosis, or heavy bleeding, you will no longer need pap tests if your cervix was removed with your uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal procedure to follow up w/ my doc every 4 months after having a total hysterectomy and sm uterine tumor removed? I am 52 yrs old and last november 2011 during my annual pap smear i also had an inter-vaginal ultrasound to check on a ovarian cys
Is hysterectomy the best solution if someone aged 44 finds a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia in the pap smear report?
My cervix is completely closed my dr surgically couldn't open without problems pap smear showed endremetrial cells recommend total hysterectomy?
Why does a gyn do a pap smear when a person had a total hysterectomy (cervix & ovaries also) i had one done & the results are abnormal sil?
Papsmears , hysterec: After a partial hysterectomy when the uterus is removed ; the neck of the uterus (cervix) remains u will need to continue pap smears. After a total hysterectomy when both the uterus and cervix are removed for a cancerous or precancerous condition, regular pap smears remain important. U can stop having pap smears, after a total hysterectomy for non cancerous condition. If u have lgsil, follow up. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ HPV 28 yrs ago & treated for genital warts, had complete hysterectomy in 2005 but
abnormal Pap smears in 2009 should I have pap smear?
CONFUSING INFO: There are many strains of HPV and the 2 most seen in genital warts are not the same as those associated with cancer.If you had a standard hysterectomy,they may have left a cuff of cervix behind.Cervical tissue is what is assessed by a standard pap. If you had an abnormal pap in 20098,you are overdue for a followup study. You should have a sit down with your doc and sort out what your risks are ...Read more
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