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Yes: You no longer need pap-smears if your pap-smears were all normal prior to the hysterectomy. If you had abnormal pap-smears prior to the hysterectomy, pap-smears are still recommended in some cases. You still need to see your Gyn every year for breast care, mammograms and an exam to check on your ovaries. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 months with severe cramping. Mom had bleeding issue at my age & had emergency hysterectomy. Can this be hereditary?
Seek diagnosis: Genes and family history can always be a factor in medical problems but heavy periods and irregular bleeding is one of the most common issues Obgyn treat. There are a wide variety of common causes. See and Obgyn for an exam and testing to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more
Partial hysterectomy in 2006. Having severe sharp pains on rt side. Pain radiates to side and back. When is ovary pain an emergency?
Pain: Pain where? Back, abdomen? Inside, outside? How long, relationship to walking? Please be more specific. ...Read more
Im having severe pelvic pain,I've had a total hysterectomy and I've had my appendix removed. Should I go to the emergency room?
Severe pain: If your pain is severe and doesn't stop you should seek immediate medical help. ...Read more
Found tiny cherry red blood clots in urethra, toilet & on t. paper.urine was transparent red.Female,44,had hysterectomy:3/27/15.Is it an Emergency
Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more
Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer