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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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Missed december period, also recent pap smear came back abnormal. I have taken 2 test, both were a negative result. What could be the cause?

Missed december period, also recent pap smear came back abnormal. I have taken 2 test, both were a negative result. What could be the cause?

Stress?: That's the most common reason women skip periods from time to time. Other causes include eating disorders, thyroid disease, elevated prolactin hormone levels, excessive exercise, medications and a few other causes. ...Read more

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I recently had a pap, and my results came back abnormal but I think this is based on me starting my period that day. Should they repeat a pap first?

I recently had a pap, and my results came back abnormal but I think this is based on me starting my period that day. Should they repeat a pap first?

No: The pap tests done today are usually not affected by the presence of blood. If there is too much blood, they cannot be interpreted, it does not typically lead to an abnormal result. I recommend you follow up with your doctor and have him/her address your questions and concerns regarding further evaluation of your abnormal pap test. ...Read more

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My daughter missed her period dr said its negative had a irregular pap what could be wrong?

My daughter missed her period dr said its negative had a irregular pap what could be wrong?

Separate problems: It is not unusual for someone to miss a menses but she should get a pregnancy test. An abnormal pap is an unrelated problem that needs to be followed up with her doctor. ...Read more

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I just had an abnormal pap test a week ago and now my period is three days early... is this normal?

I just had an abnormal pap test a week ago and now my period is three days early... is this normal?

Unrelated: Pap smears screen for cervical cancer. Menstrual cycles are controlled by hormones, ocp's, and many other influences. There's no association between the two. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in two months. But all at home tests are showing negative. I did just have an abnormal pap. Could that be an indicator?

I haven't had my period in two months. But all at home tests are showing negative. I did just have an abnormal pap. Could that be an indicator?

Pregnant: The pap test is merely a test looking for abnormal cells being shed by the cervix. It is a cancer screening test and can not diagnose pregnancy. The fact that you have not had a period in 2 months and have negative pregnancy tests suggests that you are not ovulating. This can be caused by stress, poor diet, vigorous exercise, medications (BCPs), polycystic ovary syndrome You should be examined ...Read more

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I am 44 had abnormal paps due to hpv. Had biopsy s (good) etc. Pap came with endo cells. But was on last day of period...Can period cause that?

Yes: It is not uncommon to see endometrial cells on a pap smear, especially with the newer liquid phase preparations. It would be more worrisome if you had irregular bleeding or spotting between periods. Many clinicians would repeat the pap smear when you are not menstruating to be more certain. ...Read more