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Can pid be detected during routine pap smear?

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Dr. Hermilando Payen answered

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Extent of PID: You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaining pap smear.

Answered 9/12/2013

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered

Specializes in American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: At the time of the pap, if there is suspicion of a problem additional evaluation is generally done that would reveal the presence of pid or other issues. The pap smear itself may actually reveal some types of pelvic infections.

Answered 1/4/2020

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