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Is A Pap Smear Necessary After A Hysterectomy
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Is hysterectomy the best solution if someone aged 44 finds a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia in the pap smear report?
2nd opinion: I think it can be followed prospectively. Hysterectomy is really only recommended if there is cervical neoplasia in situ.
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.
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
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
Possible: If the pathology was not normal, increased and more frequent follow-up may be warranted. If all the pathology was normal, you probably do not need more than an annual exam.See 1 more doctor answer
Had hystorectomy year ago. Hpv related. Had CIN 3. Is it possible to get VAIN from the HPV? Must I go for a pap smear?
Had a complete hysterectomy done in 2009. Been getting pap smears done yearly, never had any abnormal paps in the past. Do I need to continue to do so?
Yes since cervix: If you have a cervix then there is risk of cervical cancer. While this risk declines with age there are new recommendations for how often you should have a pap, and for women over 30 an additional test on same sample for hi risk hpv (human papillomavirus) that causes most cervical cancers. Here's link: http://www. Womenshealthfremont. Com/newsdesk/news/longer-intervals-recommended-for-pap-smears.See 3 more doctor answers
61/ female who had partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumor about 10 years ago. Does she still need to get regular pap smears?
Pap smears and HPV always came back normal. Had a complete hysterectomy in 2009 due to fibroid tumor. Do I still need to have paps done yearly?
Had complete hysterectomy, was told can get cancer in the lining of vagina, so therefore pap smears should continue after hysterectomy but every year?
Hysterectomy and pap: If the hysterectomy was because of cancer or there was cancer or precancer of your cervix then there is a real risk the reasons for the cancer can also be present for the vagina hence testing the vagina and looking at the vulva is recommended. It might not have to be every year, depends on your particular diagnosis, adding an hpv test might allow fewer pap tests but the vulva can get cancer too.
It depends.: This depends on what you got the hysterectomy for, and whether or not it includes the cervix. Usually it is taken with the uterus, etc., but there may be times it is not. Also if hysterectomy was done for cancer, etc. Follow-up is definitely needed. It would be wise to get checked anyway since you might have/develop endometriosis from abdominal seeding, etc. Go see your doctor to be sure.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the hysterectomy was done for cervical cancer or precancer, you should continue to have regular pap smears and pelvic exams. If the surgery was done for endometrial or ovarian cancer, you definitely need regular pelvic exams and some doctors perform paps in those circumstances. If the surgery was done for benign causes, you need general annual exams for preventative health care.See 1 more doctor answer
Need a visit: After a hysterectomy, you may not need a pap smear technically, although some argue that there is a small risk of having cervical type cells that remain after hysterectomy which would benefit from screening. I think you absolutely should maintain a routine of regular check ups because we check other things at those exams-external area, vagina, rectum and ovaries if they remain!See 1 more doctor answer
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