10 doctors weighed in:
Do I still need to see my gynocolpgist after a hysterectomy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Even without a uterus (you don't mention whether your ovaries were left intact), you still need an annual pelvic exam.
You may or may not need a pap smear depending upon your prior pap history, but you vagina, labia, vulva are all areas that need regular evaluation. Moreover, you should not have a mammogram done without first having a clinical breast exam by an experienced examiner, i.e., obgyn.

In brief: Absolutely
Even without a uterus (you don't mention whether your ovaries were left intact), you still need an annual pelvic exam.
You may or may not need a pap smear depending upon your prior pap history, but you vagina, labia, vulva are all areas that need regular evaluation. Moreover, you should not have a mammogram done without first having a clinical breast exam by an experienced examiner, i.e., obgyn.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes you do
Vaginal exam and breast.

In brief: Yes you do
Vaginal exam and breast.
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
For pelvic exams: depends on why you had the hysterectomy, did you keep your cervix or have it removed.
You may still need paps. Other reasons: do you need hormone replacement? You need someone to watch your bone health, and need breast exam/ mammograms on a regular basis.

In brief: Maybe
For pelvic exams: depends on why you had the hysterectomy, did you keep your cervix or have it removed.
You may still need paps. Other reasons: do you need hormone replacement? You need someone to watch your bone health, and need breast exam/ mammograms on a regular basis.
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