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do doctors check for pid in paps?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Doctors may check for gonorrhea and chlamydia in the process of doing a pap smear (using a separate swab). Those infections can cause pid. However, the diagnosis of pid is made based on symptoms and physical exam, not by a specific test.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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