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can menopause cause abnormal pap smears

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.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Fibroids: Fibroids shouldn't cause abnormal pap smears.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple issues: Abnormal paps have many predisposing issue, e.g., heredity, smoking, early age at intercourse, multiple sex partners. About 20% of cervical cancers do ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends,,,: It depends on the results. If it's low to high grade, things like colposcopy and excision biopsy are done. If biopsy shows carcinoma in situ, the sa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pap smears: Yes but not likely unless they were done with vigor. Discuss with Paper.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
More workup.: If a pap smear is abnormal, colposcopy is done, with 3% Acetic Acid painted on the cervix. Abnormal lesions are seen as white patches. These are bio ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
You see your doc: Depending on the abnormality, usually the patient will have a colposcopy. This is a procedure where the clinician looks closely at your cervix and can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Every 3 years: paps every 3 years; exams yearly
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
What is abnormal ? : Your gynecologist has to decide what is the next step depending the result of your pap smear . If you also have lupus , it should not change the decis ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Could b a sign of an abrasion from the scraping also superficial infection of it. B cn again for firm DX & rx also.
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