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do i need smear test if neaver had sex

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Sexual positions: can be delightful and fun...pain should not play a rule. Remember- outercourse is just as important as intercourse and you BOTH should be wet and lubr ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. It can't tell how long ago you had sex or if you ever did.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: A pap smear is only used to look for abnormal cells that may indicate cervical cancer.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: absolutely not. PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : That will not affect the pap.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Dunno but ...: You can have a test done for antibodies that you have against any of a number of several strains of HPV. The newest vaccine in US protects against 9 s ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not but yes: A Pap test is still a recommended screening to women over age 25 for the early detection of cervical lesions which may become cancer. It is true that ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If smear test was : Recently, then the brown discharge could be some old blood from the pap and exam. Keep an eye on it. Follow up with your doctor regarding your 6 month ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sex should not: Affect your paps smear. I presume your dr didn't obtain much endocervical cells to render the smear unsatisfactory for accurate reading. Take care!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Crystal
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Dysplasia (precancerous changes in the cervix) is most often caused by hpv virus infection. Having sex with a man who carries hpv can cause this. Mo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Won't affect it: This is a common and important question, though, and it's good that you asked.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
24 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
No necessarily.: Your symptoms can be caused by many other benign conditions. The pap smear was the right first step to as part of your work up. Most patients with cer ... Read More
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