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Can a doctor perform a pap smear against my will or not?

Can a doctor perform a pap smear against my will or not?

No: A doctor would not perform a pap smear if you refused. That would be battery. However, if you are nervous about having a pap smear, talk to your doctor. She can explain the procedure to you. ...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


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My gynecologist will not perform a pap smear or test for other cancers, what could be the reason why?

My gynecologist will not perform a pap smear or test for other cancers, what could be the reason why?

Payment?: One reason is that guidelines for screening tests have changed and suggest less frequent testing. If he/she orders tests for you that your insurance regards as 'unnecessary' it won't reimburse you for the expense. There may be different reasons, based perhaps on your healh history. Ask your doctor about this instead of asking a web site to try and read his/her mind, or ask for a referral. ...Read more

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Can you test for herpes with a Pap smear or do you need a blood test for that ?

Can you test for herpes with a Pap smear or do you need a blood test for that ?

Herpes testing: There are two ways to test for herpes. The first is to directly swab the lesion during an outbreak to detect the virus. This is the most definitive but only can be done during an outbreak. The second is a blood test for HSV 2 IgG antibody. This confirms a past exposure. A pap smear is a screening test for precancerous cells of the cervix and is not related to herpes. ...Read more

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Why might a doctor refuse to test for HPV when biopsying a cervix with ascus results?

Why might a doctor refuse to test for HPV when biopsying a cervix with ascus results?

HPV: If you are getting a biopsy done, there is no benefit in testing for hpv. The benefit in testing for hpv is deciding whether or not to do a colposcopy and biopsies. ...Read more

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Can you try for a baby even if you've had an abnormal pap smear?

Can you try for a baby even if you've had an abnormal pap smear?

Yes: An abnormal pap smear is not a contraindication for pregnancy. You should continue to have testing on a regular basis and follow the advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing.The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more

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Is it standard for an ObGyn to take a cell phone picture during a Pap smear to show a woman a stress based irritation, especially without consent?

Is it standard for an ObGyn to take a cell phone picture during a Pap smear to show a woman a stress based irritation, especially without consent?

Pics w'out consent: It is not ethical for any doctor to take any pictures of any part of your body or share any part of your case history or physical examination or blood test results with anyone, without your consent. thanks ...Read more

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If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

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If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

Anal pap: Anal pap smears and direct pcr testing at the anus should be diagnostic. Regular pap, urine testing for chlamydia are also suggested. ...Read more

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When does a woman need a colposcopy and biopsy?

When does a woman need a colposcopy and biopsy?

Abnormal pap smear: Whenever certain abnormalities are noted on pap smears, a colposcopy and biopsy is indicated. This study allows for a better view of the uterine cervix and determination of the reason for the abnormal smear. ...Read more

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Can you be forced to get a pap smear or pelvic exam?

No.: Even if it is medically recommended. You cannot be forced a medical exam such as a pap smear or a pelvic exam.. Obviously not getting tests or exams done has pros/cons. Make sure you weigh the risks of deciding or not deciding to do a certain exam or test. If pregnant, you're not just making decision for yourself, but also for baby. ...Read more

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Can you pick up a bacterial vaginitis from a doctor's office while having a Pap smear ?

Can you pick up a bacterial vaginitis from a doctor's office while having a Pap smear ?

Not likely: The only way this could happen is if the office re-uses speculums (the devices to open the vagina to inspect inside) without washing them between patients; or pelvic exams in rapid succession without changing gloves between patients. Both these are very unlikely. Most doctors use one-time disposable speculums, and hard to imagine not changing gloves. But if in doubt, ask the doctor about it. ...Read more

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Due a pap smear but just had vag swabs to test for thrush and sti's. Do i need to go again for pap smear or will swabs show same results a pap would?

Due a pap smear but just had vag swabs to test for thrush and sti's. Do i need to go again for pap smear or will swabs show same results a pap would?

Different test: A pap smear looks for atypical (pre-cancer) cells. Thrush is candida (yeast). Swabs look for bacterial or viral or yeast infections. You should get a pap smear, but wait a few weeks til your infection is resolved, as a recent infection could cause a falsely abnormal pap smear. ...Read more

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How often does a woman in her 50s need to get a pap smear?

Depends on your : Status. If you have had normal paps, are hpv negative you could wait up to five years between tests. See this site for more info and discuss the issue with your doctor for a more specific recommendation. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pap-smear/my00090. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be nervous to have a pap smear done for the first time? Im a virgin and someone told me that during the exam it can break your hymen?

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Is it normal to be nervous to have a pap smear done for the first time? Im a virgin and someone told me that during the exam it can break your hymen?

No need to get a pap: If u r 17 and a virgin there is no reason for u to get a pap done. U have wait until u r 21. Also if u r a virgin, u just need to let the dr know so they can use a smaller speculum. As for the nervousness, all women r nervous about it. It might be necessary but it is by no means natural ...Read more

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Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

It could happen: Because almost everybody is supposed to get routine screenings for STD's, it becomes so "normal" to do it for almost all patients that it would be easy for a doctor or nurse to forget to mention that the tests are being done. For example, a nurse might count a patient's pulse without ever saying that she is counting the pulse. ...Read more

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Will the doctor tell your parents after a HPV vacination test if you're not a virgin or not if your under 13?

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Will the doctor tell your parents after a HPV vacination test if you're not a virgin or not if your under 13?

Why?: The hpv vaccination is just like any other vaccination; you don't have to undergo a pelvic exam before it. If you have a standard pelvic exam, you can always request your doctor not tell your parents about your virginity status, as it is really impossible to tell whether a broken hymen was done through sex, or through normal activity such as exercise, tampon use, etc. ...Read more

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How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...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