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Sex Before Pap Smear
Maybe: Dysplasia (precancerous changes in the cervix) is most often caused by hpv virus infection. Having sex with a man who carries hpv can cause this. Most women have been exposed to some type of hpv virus if they have ever been sexually active. In young women with mild dysplasia, their immune system usually fights off the hpv infection and their pap smear becomes normal within 2 years. ...Read more
Good day Doc! I'm from the Philippines. I would like to ask if it's ok to have a withdrawal sex a night before pap smear? Please do reply. God bless
Wait until after...: Its recommended that you abstain for 2 days prior to your pap-smear. Best wishes! ...Read more
Will unprotected sex 14 hours before Pap smear /possible colposcopy affect my results? Should I tell the specialist tomorrow?
Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal
No effect on test:
The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix.
If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: An abn pap can mean many things. With testing, your dr should be able to quickly tell you whether anything further needs to be done, such as a biopsy or colposcopy (looking at the cervix using a magnifying scope). You won't give your partner cancer. However, keep in mind that cervical cancer (one reason for an abn pap) is caused by the hpv virus, which is contagious and can also cause warts. ...Read more
Consider it: It would be wise to speak with your Primary care physician about getting a pap smear despite the lack of intercourse. Please keep in mind that any form of sex may put you at risk for HPV transmission. HPV is a virus that is the primary causal agent for cancer of the uterine cervix. Additionally, a pap smear may be able to pick up changes in the uterine cervix that may be due to smoking. ...Read more
Reschedule. According to HHS "To make a Pap test as accurate as possible, there are several things women are recommended to avoid. For 48 hours before a Pap test, do not:
Use vaginal lubrication
Insert creams, suppositories, or medication into the vagina
Use vaginal sprays or powders". Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: The most current recommendations are against screening women younger than 21 years old - regardless of the age of sexual initiation or other risk factors. ...Read more
No.: As long as you have had normal pap smears, then you do not need them yearly. ...Read more
No: You are fine. Congratulations on this milestone and on your relationship. ...Read more
I just had my pap smear. It came back normal. However I smell a odor a lot of the time. Almost like a cardboard smell. It is worse after sex.?
Infection?: The pap is strictly a screening test for changes in the cells of the cervix that mey be cancer or pre-cancer. A normal pap merely indicates no evidence of precancerous changes. Your symptoms suggest a possible infection or bacterial imbalance that should be evaluated by examining the vaginal discharge-- see your doctor and explain your symptoms. ...Read more
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Most women are able to eliminate the hpv infection, with time. It is not clear what hpv test was done, or if you have active infection. If you are actively infected you can transmit the infection through regular sex as a well as oral sex. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm. ...Read more