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Abnormal Pap Smear Ovarian Cyst
Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus (11cm)left complex ovarian cyst (new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium (10mm)Possibly cancer? Lower abd pain24/7
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
No: The pap smear tests for abnormal cells in the cervix. Sometimes we see cells that shed from the endometrium or fallopian tubes that exit through the cervix, but ovarian cells or tissues are not normally present. Ovarian cysts are usually diagnosed by ultrasound or seen by your doctor and removed for diagnosis during a laparoscopy. ...Read more
Possibly: Based on your age, a good gynecologist will always do pap screening when evaluating your for other problems. While they may not be related, it is important to know the whole picture of the pelvic organs. If there is something "positive" on a pap, you may approach the disorder in the ovary differently. ...Read more
Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia (6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst. Ovarian cancer?
What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.
Vitamin D: The only nutritional supplement that is difficult to get in a good diet is vitamin d. Especially true living in canada where the angle of the sun is lower. Read: in defense of food by michael pollen to understand how good health is better achieved through eating good food rather then paying for taking lots of supplements. ...Read more
I have 3 ovarian cysts, one on tube. Have fluid in pelvis. Getting us in a few weeks. Now abnormal pap. Getting colposcopy. Should I be worried?
Don't worry, but: Whoa! Ovarian cysts aren't on tubes so you either have 2 ovarian cysts and one tubal (?), or 3 ovarian cysts. This is not to worry about by itself. Fluid in the pelvis? All people have small fluid, and all women have fluid around ovulation and around menstruation. Fluid doesn't automatically mean problems. Bad Pap goes with colposcopy but not the other issues. Your doc can clarify more. Best! ...Read more
Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous? Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure
No increased risk: Unlike cervical, anal, and vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer is not caused HPV, and there is no evidence that the risk of overian cancer is any higher in women with HPV, either high or low risk types. Presumably you're in the care of a gynecologist for the ovarian cysts. Continue to follow up as directed and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a 2cm ovarian cyst in May went to doc in Aug for pap. Doc didn't say anything about it. I did ask him about it. He wasn't worried. Should I be?
No: Ovarian cysts are very common. They come and go. As long as they are simple cysts there is nothing to worry about. The more complicated cysts souls be followed until they clear ...Read more
I have ovarian cyst on left side 3.8 on cat scan. I had a pap yesterday now that side hurts worse is this normal?
Depends...: Most doctors order pap smear and hpv test at the same time. Hpv is the virus that we now know causes cervical cancer. Depending on the results of the pap smear and hpv test combined, the doctor formulates how they want patients to follow up. Abnormal pap smear with the diagnosis of ascus and hpv negative has a about a 1% risk of progressing to a high grade dysplasia or cancer within one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Also they may accompany such lesions and warrant close search. Since HPV causes the precancer lesions and is also sexually transmitted many of the risk factors for one apply to the other. ...Read more
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages. ...Read more
There are ASCUS.: There are such smear results that are ascus (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) which is to say that they do not look normal, but they can't be called cancer or precancer either. Infection and inflammation are common sources. The pap test is repeated in 12 months or 6-12 months for those younger and older than 20 respectively. A reflex hpv-dna test can be done in adults. ...Read more
Just received a letter from the doctor saying that I have an abnormal pap smear. What could it mean?
Need more info: There are multiple levels of abnormalities of pap smears. Most just require continued follow-up with yearly pap smear. If the abnormality is more severe it may require colposcopic examination, biopsy or conization. It would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor who has more details about the results and your health. ...Read more
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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