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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends: The recovery time for a supracervical hysterectomy, depends more on how the doctor gets in , rather than the procedure itself. On open procedure, one with a traditional incision, takes much longer to recover from than an operation using a laparscope or davinci robot. ...Read more

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What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

Unsure: You do not present a specific question. Having had a supra cervical hysterectomy is OK. You should plan to continue your annual exams. You should continue to have pap smears since you still have a cervix - the current recommendation for paps is every three years until the age of 65, providing that your paps are normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: supracervical hysterectomy?

Cut above the cervix: 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 to leave the cervix. ...Read more

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If you have a supracervical hysterectomy, what position is a patient in for pain later?

Depends: How the procedure is done is more important to pain levels than the actual procedure. What i mean by this is whether you had an "open" procedure, with a larger incision, or a laparscopic procedure. The less invasive approach, smaler incisions, have less discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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When can I have an orgasm after a laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends.: Orgasm without vaginal penetration is ok to have as soon as you are feeling better. With supracervical hysterectomy, the vagina is intact, so as long as patient is feeling good, could have sex/orgasm as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more

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What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

Leaving in cervix: Some women choose to keep their cervix. The french have done this for years because they think it helps with sex. I have asked patients with cervix and without and both groups report excellent sex life after hysterectomy. Supracervical hysterectomies can be done open, laparoscopically and robotically. ...Read more

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Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Bleeding after hyst: You could have a urine infection with blood that could mimic vaginal bleeding. With a supracervical hysterectomy, the cervix is still there. If a portion of the lower part of the uterus is also present, you can still have period bleeding. You should see your doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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