- Q How often should I get a Pap test?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineEveryone is aware of the importance of annual Pap tests in detecting cervical cancer. However, several years ago, enough research had piled up for doctors to say, “Hey, you’re over 30. Your last three Pap tests were fine. Skip next year --... Full Answer
- Q I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause me to enter menopause?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyGetting a hysterectomy does not mean you’ll enter menopause. That’s because not all types of hysterectomies, which remove the uterus, involve removing the ovaries. This is a personal decision usually based on age, health, and your doctor's... Full Answer
- Q How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?
Recovering from a hysterectomy takes time. Most women stay in the hospital from 1 to 2 days for post-surgery care. Some women may stay longer, often when the hysterectomy is done because of cancer. The time it takes for you to resume normal activities... Full Answer
- Q Will my vagina feel different during sex after my hysterectomy?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, Obstetrics & GynecologyThis was a question I was really curious about. There have not been any good scientific studies on this topic, so I did the next best thing. I did my own study and polled the guys. Reassuringly, almost every single man who returned the questionnaire said... Full Answer