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Can a uti cause an abnormal pap smear

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: A lipoma is a fatty tumor and it would not affect a pap smear.

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A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Hormonal changes.: During pregnancy the female hormonal levels are different than during a non-pregnant state. Hormones (like estrogen) have an impact on the appearance... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No, not at all: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no effect on cervix cells as much as i know.
A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No: Unless your birth control pills predispose you to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis infections - then they could show either of those conditions... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Definitely yes: Abnormal pap smears are usually the result of cervical cells infected with a virus (human papilloma virus) that alters its machinery so it can produce... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No.: A pap smear is a test to look at cells on the outside of the cervix (lower portion of the uterus) to screen for cancer cells. A cut would not show up... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Talk to gyno: Herpes lesions, if occurring on the cervix, could cause an abnormal smear, however, it is not a good idea to take anti-viral medication to prevent tha... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pap: Any infection has the potential to alter your pap.
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