Hysterectomy and smear tests

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by Guest Posts on Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:06 pm

Hysterectomy and smear tests

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If I've had a hysterectomy, do I still need smear test? If I no longer have ovaries can I get ovarian cancer?
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Mr Radwan Faraj
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by Mr Radwan Faraj on Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:20 pm

Re: Hysterectomy and smear tests

Dear Sharon

First let me explain the difference of types of hysterectomy

Total Hysterectomy: means removing the womb and neck of the womb (uterus and cervix) ,by doing that there is no need for further smears

Subtotal Hysterectomy: here the cervix will not be removed and women still need to have smears.

Majority of gynaecologists nowadays do total hysterectomy

Your question about ovaries: If both ovaries were removed then there is no chance of having cancer of the ovaries

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Mr Radwan Faraj
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Private: Thornbury Hospital- Sheffield
Claremont Hospital
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by Mr Jonathan Broome on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:30 pm

Re: Hysterectomy and smear tests

Hello

Regarding the ovaries, there's some evidence now that ovarian cancer begins in the fallopian tube rather than the ovary so it's always best to have both tubes removed at the time of hysterectomy, something which is usually done if having the ovaries removed at the same time but not always done if the ovaries are left behind.
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