Can a woman who has had a hysterectomy have the hpv?

by Rachel on April 22, 2011

Isn’t it possible that a woman could have the virus before her hysterectomy? If so, after the hysterectomy is she still in danger of getting cancer.

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the_only_solorose April 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

hpv is a virus, if you had it before, you have it after, and yes you still have the risk of cancer.

Southern Dreaming April 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

The hospital does not test for STD’s before a hysterectomy. They practice universal precautions so they are not at risk. If you still have your cervix (supra-cervical hysterectomy) you could still have HPV. Supra cervical hysterectomy’s are the norm these days. Get a PAP smear and some labs drawn and make sure you’re clean. If you’ve got HPV, it can be treated effectively even though the virus cannot be comletely eradicated. Get your PAP smear and labs because HPV can (in some cases) cause cervical cancer many years later if left untreated.

anna banana April 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

yes she still has the virus after a body part is removed. This virus is connect with cervical cancer so she is still at risk for that as well.

Its like saying: “I cut my finger off and I had HIV am I cured?”

The Truth Aint Hate April 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

It’s a virus. You’ll have it till you die

Sarah April 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Yes, you will still have the virus if you were previously exposed, and can still contract the virus after a hysterectomy.

You are still at risk for genital warts if you are exposed to one of the HPV strands that causes warts, and are still at risk for cervical cancer if you still have a cervix (sometimes the cervix is removed during a hysterectomy, more often it is not.)

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