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A 22-year-old female asked:

Severe yeast infection (blood, swelling, cuts - not herpes), 3 weeks later pap smear. could the severe yeast infection have caused an abnormal pap?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No: Hpv, human papilloma virus, is the entity that causes abnormal pap smears. The yeast infection could cause inflammation in the vagina and cervix, but not the changes that the pap smear is designed to detect. At 22 yrs old, it's normal to come in contact with hpv, most women have. I'm sorry to hear about your yeast infection, hope the treatment is working!

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