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what std can cause abnormal pap smear

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely yes: Abnormal pap smears are usually the result of cervical cells infected with a virus (human papilloma virus) that alters its machinery so it can produce ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Tell us the report: Nothing else can cause the abnormal PAP but tell us the grade/degree of abnormality. it may be mild changes which are meaningless. check the grade of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: No you can have an Abnormal papa for several reasons. When the papa us abnormal hoc for the dangerous setup types are checked. So then you are either ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Abnormal pap indicates current and recurrent infection/inflammation........which may be responsible. Not knowing your age, thick and torn hymen also c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) would not affect a pap smear. Neither would inserting it or removing it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Talk to gyno: Herpes lesions, if occurring on the cervix, could cause an abnormal smear, however, it is not a good idea to take anti-viral medication to prevent tha ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: This is not possible. Good wishes.
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages.
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