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can endometriosis cause abnormal pap smear

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Urgency is unlikely: At age 24,even if you are unhealthy, have a STD and are immunosuppressed.., your risk of cervical cancer are fairly low, unless the Pap test clearly h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal bleeding ?'s: Heavy menstrual periods with "severe cramping and vomiting" may come from fibroids or early pregnancy outside the womb (ectopic). See your gyn physici ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) would not affect a pap smear. Neither would inserting it or removing it.
A male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: This is not possible. Good wishes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Fibroids: Fibroids shouldn't cause abnormal pap smears.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
yes: Scraping the cervix to do a pap can cause bleeding after the exam. A day later there should be no further bleeding.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal....: Cells can be seen on a pap if inflammation is present. Chlamydia will cause inflammation, so yes, in a sense. There are lots of different kinds of abn ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 cervi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap: Any infection has the potential to alter your pap.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: but you should ask your gyn just to be sure. Abnormal Pap smears can be caused by vaginal inflammation or infection, but not with IUD's.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: These problems are usually easy to manage and will have no impact on fertility.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually HPV: A vaginal infection can sometimes be the cause of an abnormal pap smear. A cervical infection can as well (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The most common ca ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Unknown: The name itself almost gives you the answer to your question: ASCUS stands for "abnormal squamous cells of undetermined significance". Most important ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Unlikely: The pap smear is strictly to detect abnormal cervical cells caused by hpv. So hormones do not play any role in abnormal paps.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience Pathology
Extent of PID: You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaini ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes...: During pregnancy there can be inflammation which can be interpreted as an abnormality by the pathologist. Sometimes women who carry the hpv virus can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome.

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