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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES: And you probably will have normal paps. The leep is intended to remove all the abnormal cells. Most women do have normal pap smears after a leep, so ... Read More

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Pap smear Anxiety: I understand your distress. Stresses of retirement, past unresolved conflicts, loneliness, boredom and finances can cause anxiety. Having “extreme anx ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience Dermatology
Probably not needed: Virgins usually don't require a pap smear as the majority of cases of cervical cancer are caused by hpv which is sexually transmitted. You can discus ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too many acronyms : Whenever a test is done somebody has to say what is positive or negative in a result about it. These are all summed up in the sensitivity and specific ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same: The pap is performed the same way as before the leep.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Follow doctor's: advice. If you have HPV infection, it may clear itself, however you should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing and additional testing like ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Its purpose is to detect cancer cells(cytological examination).
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the pr ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For goo ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Many things can make doing a pap smear difficult. If the uterus is severely tilted, displaced, or removed (partial or supra cervical hysterectomy); vi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal : This is the standard way that a normal pap smear is reported. It tells you that there are enough cells collected to evaluate the specimen and that the ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
What is the question: I'm not sure what you are asking. If you had a pap indicating invasive cancer, then there is no need to test for hpv because it is known to be caused ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Prfobably neg.: Pap smears are important in detecting premalignant cells that are in the process of converting to malignancy. The test however is only 40-50% accurat ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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

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