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A female asked:

Had a thinprep image pap done with chlamydia and gonorrea testing, all those normal. does the pap detect bv, candida, and trichomonas? been itchy

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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Check with your doc. Papa can detect many things but doc has to request them.
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Dr. Dantin is right. Most labs will report them if positive. Being 100% honest, though, it IS a common thing for doctor to miss those other results when looking at report as they often only look for pap results. I would see your family medicine doctor or gynecologist if you are having symptoms. It's a good question.
Feb 1, 2014

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