A 27-year-old female asked:
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i have irregular bleeding, pain an bleeding during sex and today when i had a smear test i bled when the nurse touched my cervix do i have cancer?

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Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
No necessarily.: Your symptoms can be caused by many other benign conditions. The pap smear was the right first step to as part of your work up. Most patients with cervical cancer will have an abnormal pap smear which should then be followed up with a colposcopy examination of the cervix with biopsies. Cervical cancer or pre cancerous condition known as dysplasia can be diagnosed by colposcopy.
Answered on Jul 9, 2017
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Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Wait for results: Irregular menstrual/vaginal bleeding alone is not diagnostic for cervical cancer. Would await results of pap smear. Did your gynecologist notice anything abnormal on exam?
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
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