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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
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?
61/ female who had partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumor about 10 years ago. Does she still need to get regular pap smears?
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
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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lsh= laproscopic supracervical hysterectomy i posted a question yesterday sex at 3 weeks now post op safe or dangerous?
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I had da vinci supracervical hysterectomy 9 days ago. Yesterday i noticed my left big toe is really purple in the nailbed and off and on achey. Why?
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
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
I had a supracervical hysterectomy 9 days ago. Yesterday my big left toe nailbed was purple. It is still this way. Could this be DVT signs?
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