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Should annual pap smear be done after hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?

I am 4 months out from having a hysterectomy and oophorectomy (both) with extensive removal of endometriosis and little bowel repair. I was taking progesterone for 3 months to remove residual endometriosis. I started having moderate to severe hot flashes, drenching night sweats, short term memory loss, leg pain when I stand and walk, migraines, and weight gain. I am concerned about weight gain because I already need to lose about 30 lbs for my short height. I am concerned about taking estrogen with the health risks (cancer) and weight gain that can come with it. My mom took estrogen for 5 years and a year ago had breast cancer. Is there an alternative? Also, should i continue to have annual pap examines after having a hysterectomy and oophorectomy? Thanks!
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Annual Pap smear is recommended as a screening protocol to detect early cervical cancer. Nothing much to worry and your treatment is in the right track.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Should annual pap smear be done after hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?

Hello, Annual Pap smear is recommended as a screening protocol to detect early cervical cancer. Nothing much to worry and your treatment is in the right track. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician