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Why would the doctor poke me during a pap smear

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Result of PAP smear: Blood on cervix can be seen in time of period, can be seen because cervix has erosions or ulcers. Evaluation of your pap smear is very important to... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Vaginal discharge : Is common. And your doctor will see whatever discharge might be present while doing a pap smear. It sounds like when your doctor did your pap smear ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: If you make them aware that could be an issue they can take the type of samples needed for testing. If you just go in for a pap, some clinics do this ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Tampons and Doctors: No. A tampon could not get into the uterus. But, tampons can get pushed up under the back of the cervix and get forgotten. A gynecologist who knows ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See below: By about the time you'd be ready to start your next expected period. Pap smears are safe and recommended.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes but...: Often times the pap will go back to normal after childbirth. However, you still will need a colposcopy to make sure your cervix doesn't have any sever... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Is True: The Pap Smear examines the types of cells present on a glass slide. The additional blood cells can easily be distinguished from the other cell types o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
HPV: 16 and 18: HPV 16 and 18 are much more likely if not treated to cause cancer of the cervix. If they were not found, there is minimal cause for concern. If your... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Most labs do HSV-2 and HSV-1.It depends what the doctor orders and the lab too . He/she can specify what they want .
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Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes : Yes it is normal procedure. If here is anything problem such as recurring cancer, your doctor will be able to find it sooner and help you get the car... Read More
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