Can You Still Have HPV After A Total Hysterectomy?


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Hysterectomy has nothing to do with HPV. HPV is contagious. There are more than 140 types of this HPV out of which more than 30 are sexually transmitted and few of them are high risk because they can cause cervical cancer in affected women.

HPV can not be treated completely because virus is not killed by any medicine but only symptoms like genital warts can be treated. A lady who has HPV is on risk to have cervical cancer. If her pap smear test is abnormal then total hysterectomy is recommended. This will reduce the chances of spreading of cancer to other parts of the body but will not kill virus. Affected lady will have positive HPV even after hysterectomy.

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