A member asked:

How do they do a pap smear with a rectovaginal fistula? the test comes back contaminated because of the feces flowing out. so how will they do it then

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Dr. Mary David answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The cervix can be cleaned and a pap smear done. Those done in liquids make it more possible to get a good pap. If nothing else the testing for high risk HPV which is extremely important will be reliable even with the fistula. Hope u have a very successful fistula repair.

Answered Dec 19, 2017



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