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Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Supracervical Hysterectomy (Definition)

A supracervical hysterectomy is the removal of the top of the uterus, or fundus, and leaving the cervix, or entrance to the uterus. It is an easier hysterectomy to do and can often be done laparoscopically. However some people continue to have bleeding and prolapse problems and you can still get cervical cancer. If you consider this make sure you have a good reason ...Read more


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Had complete hysterectomy, was told can get cancer in the lining of vagina, so therefore pap smears should continue after hysterectomy but every year?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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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I'm a 40 yr old i had a supracervical hysterectomy 2 yrs ago. Now having vag. Bleeding monthly.Pap showed endometrial cells on cervix?

I'm  a 40  yr old i had a supracervical hysterectomy 2 yrs ago. Now having vag. Bleeding monthly.Pap showed endometrial  cells on cervix?

Yes: Sometimes with a supracervical hysterectomy a small nubbin of endometrial tissue can remain behind and will bleed each month like a regular period used to. It is of no significance and shouldn't worry you and not worth having additional surgery or doing anything about it. ...Read more

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Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Yes: The most common reason for leaving the cervix is patient request. Current medical evidence doesn't suggest any advantages to leaving the cervix, though sexual function or bladder function were concerns in the past. If the cervix is left, the uterus must be removed by morcellation which can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, especially with a large uterus. ...Read more

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Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Many reasons: For many, the body of the uterus (not the cervix) is causing problems such as pain, heavy bleeding, or mass (fibroids). A supracervical hysterectomy (lsc) performed laparoscopically- less complicated, less time under anesthesia, minimal risk of infection, much less post op pain & recovery time. If uterine(cervical) ligament support is good& paps are normal lsc can be a great choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...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