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why would the doctor poke me during a pap smwear to show me where a plyp is

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
It often is accurate: If a pap smear shows trichomonas it is often correct, but an office exam with a microscopic wet smear may be helpful for the diagnosis. Trichomonas i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Culture: Usual test is culture but it is not very effective. Nucleic acid tests have not been approved by fda. If you think you have mycoplasma, you need to be ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Some family doctors do this but not all. If your doctor specializes in women's health it is likely.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Cervical cancer: Pap smears miss some cancers, and on/off findings like this are not rare. If cancer (or pre-cancerous) cells were seen even once, you need treatment a ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap details: The pap test is specifically done to screen for cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix. It does not usually pick up infections, although it can. If you ... Read More
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