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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Vaginal bleeding: I cannot understand why you see a doctor and they appear to do nothing about your bleeding! Please see if some of your family or friends can get you i ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No.: There are certain diseases (syphillis, hiv, hep c) that are proven byblood tests, but most clinical exam and/or require culture (gonorrhea, chlamydia, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Public health...: A "country" is more interested in public health, but a "person" is interested more in personal health. They are equally important, so both should be d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
No: When taking cultures one is looking for specific sources of infection such as bacteria or fungi. A pap smear looks for defective uterine cells.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Probably not...: You should get an evaluation by your family doctor.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Basics: The persons reading the pap smear slides can easily distinguish any blood cells from the cervical tissue the smear studies. If you have had negative P ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your dr: A gyn exam may or may not include a pap test, std testing or other testing, depending on your symptoms and your situation. At age 24, your dr/clinic s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: We can hope that the bristle touched a gloved hand. We can recognize glove material and powder. Even the keratinocytes on a bare hand will not cause c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No cause for worry: Please wait to worry. Let your doctor guide you once the results of the pap smear are available. Please follow it up with him/her to find out the cau ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Normal: It's actually very common during a Pap smear for some blood to be found on the swabs. Your cervix and it's respective canal, has very sensitive tissu ... Read More
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