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painful pap smears

A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: A Gyn exam, vaginal speculum examination or Pap test should not cause pain if performed gently, with expertise, with adequate lubrication and with a s ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need to ask: The doctor that did your pap smear will be able to answer this highly specific question. Without seeing what she saw will not be able to guess at what ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
31 years experience in Family Medicine
There will be some: discuss this with your doctor. There will always be some discomfort of a procedure unless you are sedated. This adds risk to you and often expense. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Before : Before you have an upper GI series, your doctor can do a blood test that checks for exposure to h. Pylori. This is a bacteria that causes ulcers. If y ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause tha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Bleeding is common after a pap-smear. It doesn't mean cancer is present. Best wishes!
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question: If you had normal; paps usually you have a low risk of getting an abnormal one but your yearly pelvic and breast exam is still very important, because ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in 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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Pretty much: the same meaning. Take care
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
No...: The pap smear is a test designed to detect cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors (premalignant cells). The pap test can also be used to diag ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal Pap: Management algorithms for abnormal paps depend upon your age, high risk hpv being positive or negative, and the reading of the pap (ascus, hsil, lsil, ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Yeast=inflammation: Your Pap result indicates that you do not have precancerous lesions or dysplasia which is the main purpose of Pap screening. Yeast infections are comm ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Don't worry: Your doctor has bot the procedures and the answers so listen to him/her and move along in your treatment
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: PAP smear is a microscopic examination of the specimen from scraping the cervix surface to see if there is any tissue change toward the direction deve ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Its purpose is to detect cancer cells(cytological examination).
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
We do not guess: You are asking for physicians to guess. That does not happen. Let's see what your results are and then deal with them rationally.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Further evaluation: consider further evaluation, possibly a LEEP procedure. At a minimum, repeat pap in 6 -12 months with HPV testing.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
The standard: With normal papa and not high risk is every third year until then no further after age65( assuming they have a uterus).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience in Pathology
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. H ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is ... Read More

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