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Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

Yes: All women need yearly pelvic exams to monitor for problems that arent necessarily related to pap smears. Pap smears are no longer needed if the hysterectomy was performed for benign indications and there is no prior history of moderate or severe precancerous changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
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Pelvic Exam (Definition)

Physical exam involving examination of the outside of the female genitalia (vulva), the inside (vagina) , as well as an examination of the cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and tissue around the uterus (parametria). A bimanual exam then involves 2 fingers in the vagina with the other hand on the abdomen. A rectovaginal exam is one finger inthe vagina, one finger in the rectum with ...Read more


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At what age do they stop doing pelvic exams? Hysterectomy

At what age do they stop doing pelvic exams?  Hysterectomy

For life: We recommend that pelvic exams be done for your entire life. Sometimes pap smears are not necessary later in life, though. The frequency of both should be recommended by your gynecologist based upon your individual history. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said i don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me. Do i?

I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said i don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me.  Do i?

Yes: A woman who has had a hysterectomy for totally benign causes, without evidence of precancerous conditions of cervix no longer needs pap smears. However, bimanual pelvic exams are warranted to evaluate presence of ovarian disease. Ultrasound is valuable in detection as well, but not a routine screening tool. ...Read more

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29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg.. What is it?

29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg.. What is it?

When you say : "swab test" do you mean Pap? Do you know what type of hysterectomy you got? Was it "supracervical" ie was the cervix spared? Still have ovaries? If you still have a cervix & ovaries, you may also have a teeny bit of uterus capable of making an endometrium. Vaginal fissures or cervical changes deeper than the swab can reach are also possible. Consider transvaginal ultrasound for further info. ...Read more

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Complex left pelvic cyst 5cm.Previous hysterectomy ovaries remain. Blood test s oestradiol 2768 pmol/l, ca125 7 iu/l.What are causes, what is treatment

Complex left pelvic cyst 5cm.Previous hysterectomy ovaries remain. Blood test s oestradiol 2768 pmol/l, ca125 7 iu/l.What are causes, what is treatment

More information: Complex cysts in postmenopausal women often need surgical removal. Very specific treatment options in individual cases need to be managed one on one with your and your doctor. There is not enough information to provide a definitive answer. ...Read more

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When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

Multiple indications.: If 1) pain is chronic and interfering with normal activities, sexual functioning, mood, and/or relationships, 2)conservative measures like birth control pills have failed, and 3) no future fertility is desired, then a hysterectomy can be considered. For some diseases, like endometriosis, a hysterectomy is the only definitive cure. ...Read more

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Possible pelvic mass but had a total hysterectomy.

Many causes: Constipation, intestinal mass, if they left ovaries, then ovarian cyst, abdominal wall mass. There are many potential causes, i would think your doc will do an ultrasound or ct if they can't figure it out with a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What happens to the pelvic diaphragm after a hysterectomy ?

Pelvic diaphragm: Pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis.It is important in providing support for pelvic organs (bladder, intestines, the uterus, and in maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters. Urinary/fecal incontience or organ prolapse will develop when debilitated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more