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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Overview)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially precancerous abnormalities) are present.


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Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you follow your doctor's directions in getting regular pap smears. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
944 doctors shared insights

Pap Smear (Overview)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially precancerous abnormalities) are present.


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What can pap smear help you?

What can pap smear help you?

No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get one if you need it. ...Read more

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Pap smear (Tip)

Gardasil vaccine (when given to sexually naive women) decreases risk of cervical cancer by 95%. ...See more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pap smear and what does it show?

What exactly is a pap smear and what does it show?

Risk of cancer: It is a screening test to look for changes in cells that may at risk of becoming cancerous. If done correctly, the test can prevent vast majority of the cases of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Yes: Normal=Negative for abnormal cells. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read more

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Does a pap smear hurt?

Does a pap smear hurt?

No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort. ...Read more

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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being tested for on a pap smear?

Precancerous cells: The pap smear is a screen for pre-cancerous cells of the cervix most often related to hpv infection. Hpv is common and does not always cause a problem. The pap smear is perhaps the most effective cancer screen ever discovered! ...Read more

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Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test?

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Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervix. ...Read more

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How is pap smear after leep completed?

Same: The pap is performed the same way as before the leep. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pap smear? Diagnose precancerous conditions?

Cervical cancer: The pap smear will screen for cervical cancer or pre cancerous conditions. Most pap smears can be combined with hpv testing which will improve the screening results. ...Read more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more