Patient : Hi.. I am a 50 yr old female that has had a partial hysterectomy (Uterus removed). I have heard that I no longer need annual pap smears. Is this true as I have received different responses from doctors. Also... I have also heard that a full hysterectomy shortens life span. Is that true for the partial as well?
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