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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

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 cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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It could be possible that a pap smear detect ovarian cysts?

It could be possible that a pap smear detect ovarian cysts?

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

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Will the gynecologist tell me to get a pap smear if I have an ovarian cyst?

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

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Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia (6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst. Ovarian cancer?

Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia (6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst. Ovarian cancer?

Need work up: You had ultrasound and d&c; the uterus should be clear. Bloating and pain is probably unrelated to your gynecology issues. The ovarian cyst however, is worth a follow up by ultrasound and blood test. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Likely unrelated: Sorry you are in pain. Paps usually cause short term cramping. You may have a follicle (cysts that form every month on the ovary) that ruptured, which can be painful. If the pain does not improve in a day or two, contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had my first abnormal pap smear. Why are the doctors telling me to return in a year?

I had my first abnormal pap smear. Why are the doctors telling me to return in a year?

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 more

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Does an abnormal pap smear mean I have hpv?

Depends: Abnormal pap smear can be due to low grade infection also. Hpv testing can be done to find and confirm hpv infection. ...Read more

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Can an abnormal pap smear be due to candida?

See below: Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

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Is the next step colposcopy if you have an abnormal pap smear?

Is the next step colposcopy if you have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends: The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status. In many cases, a repeat pap smear at 6 months is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear.

Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear.

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

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Have you ever had an abnormal pap smear that was not cancer or precancer?

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

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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

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

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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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


Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more