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How long will i take to recover after a hysterectomy?

I was diagnosed with HPV 16 & 18 in 2009. In 2012, I had my first abnormal pap had a biopsy, showing precancerous cells, meaning they were still contained within the cervical wall. so I then a Leep procedure, my oB was confident that she was able to remove all the cells. My lastest pap was done 3 weeks ago and today the results show atypical cells, when with no presence of the HPV. This is the first time since the initial diagnosis of HPV that it didnt show up. i just turned 50 and havent bled in over 1 1/2 years. I have not been on HRT since august 2013, My options that are presented to me now are wait 6 months then have another pap or consider a partial or full hysterectomy now. I plan to start Culinary school in June and it is an intense 10 week course Monday through Friday 8AM-4:30PM with extensive homework every night. I will graduate the second week in August which will bring us to the 6 month timeline. However if I have the surgery partial or full relatievly soon, will I have ample recovery time. What are your initial thoughts?
Sat, 22 Mar 2014
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hi welcome to healthcare magic..HPV 16 and 18 are high risk virus types which will lead to cervical cancer. since ur pap smear report showed atypical precancerous cells, u r always at risk of developing cancer in the future. so it would be better if u consider the option of total hysterectomy(as u r 50 yrs old) which will completely eliminate the risk of developing cancer in the future. Earlier the better. Rest of the activities can be dealt with later on. follow up is mandatory to check for progression of the disease. All the best.
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How long will i take to recover after a hysterectomy?

hi welcome to healthcare magic..HPV 16 and 18 are high risk virus types which will lead to cervical cancer. since ur pap smear report showed atypical precancerous cells, u r always at risk of developing cancer in the future. so it would be better if u consider the option of total hysterectomy(as u r 50 yrs old) which will completely eliminate the risk of developing cancer in the future. Earlier the better. Rest of the activities can be dealt with later on. follow up is mandatory to check for progression of the disease. All the best.