Do You Need A Pap Smear After A Hysterectomy?
can be done less frequently
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According the XXXXXXX college of obstetricians and the XXXXXXX cancer society, for women age 30 to 65, pap smears can be done every 3 years unless there is a reason to suggest a greater frequency.
A hystectomy may be total (uterus and cervix removed ) or subtotal (cervix remains).
After a hystertomy, pap smears are needed if: (1) it was a subtotal and the cervix remains
(2) the hystectomy was done as a result of a malignant lesion
(3)there was an abnormality detected on a previous pap smear
If your pap smear last year was normal then your doctor would not necessarily perform another this year unless otherwise indicated.
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