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My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
It : It sounds like you are dehydrated and not able to drink fluids. You need to be re-seen and evaluated immediately. If you have pain, vomiting, fever, or new complaints, then you must be seen in the er. It also appears that your pap was abnormal from your question (i'm not sure if you meant to type normal), so if it is abnormal then that definitely needs to be followed up.
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
First, : First, your abnormal pap smear wouldn't have anything to do with your dizziness. Your doctor should talk with you about what comes next to deal with this issue. Now, your dizziness could be caused by any number of problems. One way to tell if you're really dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If you're emptying your bladder several times a day and your urine is pale yellow in color (not dark), you're not dehydrated, and some other explanation for your dizziness must be sought. Anxiety, viral illnesses, anemia, medications or recreational drugs, heart problems, metabolic disorders, and an array of other conditions can cause faintness. If your symptoms don't resolve soon, return to your doctor for reevaluation. Good luck!

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