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1st Pap Smear
Diagnosed (after 1st pap smear ever) and successfully treated for cin2 high risk hpv. In your best estimate, when would I have contracted the hpv?
Impossible: Every act of intercourse is a chance to contract hpv. The more partners you have, the more opportunity to come in contact with hpv. Sadly, hpv doesn't have a date/time stamp on it, that would make it much easier to determine who you contacted it from. It could have been from a recent encounter or your first act of intercourse (assuming he wasn't a virgin). Great website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hpv. ...Read more
Age 21: Current recommendations from the american college of obstetrics and gynecology is for women to have their initial annual exam and pap smear at the age of 21. They should then have an annual exam every year, however repeat pap smears may be spaced from 1 to 3 years apart - depending on the result of the first pap smear., . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry: You will be asked to undress and placed into a gown. They will have you lay on the exam table and place your legs in sturips. The doctor will sit between your legs and use a speculum, a device to help view your cervix, and insert it into the vagina. Although uncomfortable, hopefully not by much and brief. Once the cervix is seen, a sample is taken with a small brush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easy exam: The doctor will talk to you first. Then the examination will consist of checking your thyroid in your neck, your heart, lungs, brady (by feeling), abdomen and then the pelvic exam. That consist of examining the skin around your genitals then applying a small speculum ( the size of a tampon-or smaller if needed) into the vagina to see the cervix and brush it to do pap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had a Pap smear and afterwards felt like I was going to pass out and got nausous.. Not my first pap, why did this happen?
Hypotension: When you have a procedure like this, an automatic message goes into the brain. The brain processes this message to decide whether some form of adjustment is necessary. This is how we adapt to any form of stress. Because the processing by your brain was abnormal, your adaptive adjustment was also abnormal. The easiest way to do this is by poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more
I need to make a appt for my first pap smear what do I say when I call but would also like to discuss symptoms I am having do I ask them then ?
Make appointment for: Establishing care. Please call the doctor of your choice, it would be better to start with a primary care provider, and state that you wish to establish care with the doctor, and have a general check-up. When you see the doctor, mention all the concerns you have. It would be better to write down all your concerns and questions and give it to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer