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Pap smear complications

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the micr... Read More
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Screening test: A sampling of cells from the cervix to test for the cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer- it is a screening test and not usually a diagno... Read More
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ... Read More
A 20-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.
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
No.: Most patients shouldn't have pain from the pap smear or the exam. Patients may be uncomfortable from the speculum which allows us to see the cervix, ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at hig... Read More
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 32 years experience
Very important: In the past 50-60 years, there has been no single test that has done more to screen for cancer than the pap smear. It is very important for women to ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Pap Smears: Pap smears are designed to look for skin changes that could or would predict risk for developing cervical cancer. They now can also test for the hybr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get on... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Depends on patient.: For a woman between the ages of 30 and 65, if a baseline pap test is negative and the patient also has a negative hpv dna result (dual negative findin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Will make a woman...: A routine pap smear will make a woman less likely to get cervical disease such as cervical cancer. A pap smear will not make her loose, tight, nor any... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
<3 minutes: A pap smear is a gynecologic test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A doctor will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolski Jr
Dr. Thomas Wolski Jranswered
General Practice 11 years experience
Depends on her age: Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that. Exceptions (where it sho... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Annual is best.: Many guidelines are recommended (sadly recommends less frequent that annual pap to avoid overtreatment). If you can afford (and prevent overtreatme... Read More
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