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

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If hysterectomy is supra-cervical, then cervix is still there and can develop cancer, hence the need for regular pap smear exams.

In brief: Yes

If hysterectomy is supra-cervical, then cervix is still there and can develop cancer, hence the need for regular pap smear exams.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

As long as a woman has a cervix, she needs pap smear screening.
The interval depends on individual factors, such as history of abnormal pap smears, exposure to hpv (human papilloma virus), whether she is monogamous or not, etc. The newest recommendations can be found here: http://www.Uspreventiveservicestaskforce.Org/uspstf/uspscerv.Htm.

In brief: Yes

As long as a woman has a cervix, she needs pap smear screening.
The interval depends on individual factors, such as history of abnormal pap smears, exposure to hpv (human papilloma virus), whether she is monogamous or not, etc. The newest recommendations can be found here: http://www.Uspreventiveservicestaskforce.Org/uspstf/uspscerv.Htm.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The pap smear is a test specifically designed to screen for abnormalities of the cervix.
If the cervix remains in place, you should continue with routine screening for cervical cancer or pre-cancer.

In brief: Yes

The pap smear is a test specifically designed to screen for abnormalities of the cervix.
If the cervix remains in place, you should continue with routine screening for cervical cancer or pre-cancer.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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