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causes for an abnormal pap smear

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 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
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Many causes: Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: This is not possible. Good wishes.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No,: stress will have no effect on a pap smear.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A lipoma is a fatty tumor and it would not affect a pap smear.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
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 female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 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 21-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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not likely: Pap looks at type of cells present. Condom will not affect the cells.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Abnormal pap: Abnormal paps are caused by inflammation, viruses or aging not pregnancy. You should have a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the abnormal pap and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Tell us the report: Nothing else can cause the abnormal PAP but tell us the grade/degree of abnormality. it may be mild changes which are meaningless. check the grade of ... Read More

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