United Arab Emirates
A 37-year-old female asked:
Can you pick up a bacterial vaginitis from a doctor's office while having a pap smear ?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not likely: The only way this could happen is if the office re-uses speculums (the devices to open the vagina to inspect inside) without washing them between patients; or pelvic exams in rapid succession without changing gloves between patients. Both these are very unlikely. Most doctors use one-time disposable speculums, and hard to imagine not changing gloves. But if in doubt, ask the doctor about it.
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Last updated Aug 29, 2015
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