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can you have cervical cancer with a normal pap smear

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Cervical cancer: Truly anything is possible but unlikely. With that many ASCUS paps I would request my slides be sent to a different pathology group for review.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
General symptoms: General symptoms are common symptoms that a huge proportion of humans have at one time or another. For example, symptoms such as headache, fever, runn ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely cervical: cancer. Could be nerve or muscular irritation, could be vascular issues. An exam with your doctor is the best route to sorting this out. Pap smear, e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: What was the test result. Abnormal does not mean cancer. You may need colposcopic examination and may be a biopsy. Please follow your doctor's advice ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HPV and Cervix: There is a possibility. But, that would not be normal for health care in the us. First i hope after the pap smear they offered you a colposcopy and t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer doesn't cause leg pain or leg discomfort when walking. If your normal pap was within the last 5 years, it is extremely unlikely you ha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No way, no worries: There is little chance you have cervical cancer. And no, cervical cancer cannont cause knee pain. See your doctor if the pain continues, but don't wo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not likely: If the pap was negative, it is unlikely that you would develop cancer within the year. The recommendations of a pap every year are based on the odds o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: Pap test is a screening test. If it is abnormal it does not mean cancer in every case. You need to go back and see your gynecologist. He/she can expla ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
It varies: The recommendations is to do an annual pap smear as it helps in early diagnosis and possible curative intervention if the cervical cancer is detected ... Read More
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