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Hysterectomy: Should we continue the smears?

After a hysterectomy: should we continue to smear? After a hysterectomy performed for cervical cancer, smears should be continued because the lesion can spread in the vagina. Similarly if during this hysterectomy, the cervix has not been removed, it is obviously necessary to continue the smear.

But in the case of a total hysterectomy where there was no cancer, there is no reason to continue them.

Author: Ide Parenty
Expert consultant: Jean Belaisch, gynecologist.

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