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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Pap Period

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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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Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Yes: Normal=Negative for abnormal cells. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do normal pap smears show tubal ligations?

No...: The pap smear is a test designed to detect cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors (premalignant cells). The pap test can also be used to diagnose certain infections such as herpes, bacterial vaginitis, trichomonas, and yeast infections. The pap test does not assess the patency (open versus closed) status of fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Does smear test delay period?

Does smear test delay period?

Pap Smear?: Having a pap smear done should not delay your period. ...Read more

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Post menopause. Bleeding after pap smear. Normal or not?

Pap smear bleeding: After menopause, the decreased estrogen makes the mucosa of the cervical area and the lining of the cervix much more delicate and apt to bleed on contact. Pap smears are sometimes the cause of this kind of bleeding. It should stop within a day or so. If it continues, see your provider. ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear cause irregular bleeding?

Can a pap smear cause irregular bleeding?

yes: Scraping the cervix to do a pap can cause bleeding after the exam. A day later there should be no further bleeding. ...Read more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Virgin, 5-6days after period have recurring spotting, it last days;normal blood test results&pelvic ultrasound Getting 1st Pap smear tomorrow. Causes?

Retained fluid?: Menstrual flow with intact hymen may not be as smooth as without it and some retained seum may continue to ooze for a while. Of course there are also pathological causes for vaginal discharge. Your dr and the Pap smear wil provide explanation. ...Read more

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Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Sometimes: Irregular spotting and bleeding can occur in a very early pregnancy. There are many other causes of irregular bleeding however, so a pregnancy test can rule in or out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can smear test delay period?

Can smear test delay period?

Having a pap smear: Done should not cause a delay in your period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?

During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?

Normal: Increased vaginal discharge and mild off and on spotting are normal during pregnancy. I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health, you are under the care of a doctor. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Could pregnancy give abnormal smear results?

Could pregnancy give abnormal smear results?

Not really: Most abnormal pap smears are caused by the hpv virus. Pregnancy changes the way the cells appear but the pathologist analyzing the pap results are aware and account for this. ...Read more