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Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?

Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?

No: Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells. The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood. ...Read more

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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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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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So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

Yes: Typically a pathologist will look at a cell's nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to determine if cells are abnormal or not. In pregnancy, your cervix will shed basal cells, which can be frequently confused for cells with high N/C ratios. It is normal when pregnant. But in some instances it does require further workup and closer monitoring. ...Read more

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Can you have an abnormal pap because of your menstrual cycle?

Can you have an abnormal pap because of your menstrual cycle?

Doubtful: Your menstrual cycle will not alter your cervical cells so it can't cause an abnormal pap. However, it may cause endometrial cells to show up on your pap & if you're over 40 yo, your doc may want to evaluate your uterine lining for abnormalities. ...Read more

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Pap showed cytolysis precluding evaluation for endocervical component. With abnormal bleeding, lasting up to 4 weeks at a time. What can be cause?

Pap showed cytolysis precluding evaluation for endocervical component.  With abnormal bleeding, lasting up to 4 weeks at a time. What can be cause?

Varies: The bleeding is unlikely to be secondary to a cervical problem if the cervix looks normal on inspection and you have had normal paps in the past. Lo loestrin is an ultra low dose birth control pill which may not be sustaining the lining of your uterus. If a pregnancy test is negative, you probably just need a stronger pill.For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Can using a vibrator too rough days before Pap smear cause the results to be abnormal? If it does, does the cervix heals itself?

You'll be fine: It's easy to distinguish injury from instrumentation (including your enjoying your body) from the precancers that pap smears pick up. Don't worry. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Can you get a abnormal pap due to IUD being taken out from your body?

Can you get a abnormal pap due to IUD being taken out from your body?

No: Abnormal pap smears are caused by hpv or human papillomavirus. Hpv is very common and nearly 80% of us will acquire a strain of it in our lifetimes. Fortunately, most peaople will clear hpv without the need for intervention. Close follow-up is required to ensure that the abnormal cells resolve rather than progress. If your pap was abnormal after iud removal, it was likely just coincidental. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad? Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad?  Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Sometimes yes,: sometimes no. Most biopsies they cannot tell,but if there's a large growth,its appearance may be telltale for cancer. ...Read more

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When doing a pap smear, if the dr touches the bristol with her fingers before inserting to swab cervix, can this cause abnormal results?

No: We can hope that the bristle touched a gloved hand. We can recognize glove material and powder. Even the keratinocytes on a bare hand will not cause confusion. ...Read more

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How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?

How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?

Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything more abnormal such as low grade or high grade dysplasia, then colposcopy is performed. Generally, colposcopy is performed at the most every 6 months depending on the level of dysplasia. ...Read more

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What could cause a cervix to abnormally bleed too easily during a colposcopy?

What could cause a cervix to abnormally bleed too easily during a colposcopy?

Cervix was stretched: To allow colposcope to be passed. This probably caused a small split in the lining of the passage. You might have a coagulation disorder if you also bruise easily. Suggest you discuss with your gyn dr. ...Read more

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Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?

Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?

Probably not: Though your doctor would most likely do the pap smear and endometrial biopsy at the same time, and in the office. The ultrasound may be before or after, and may be done at your doctors office, or at a hospital or imaging center. ...Read more

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What can be done to make the cramping during your period not as painful?

What can be done to make the cramping during your period not as painful?

Cramps: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary for me to have a normal pap smear result in order to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD ?

Why is it necessary for me to have a normal pap smear result in order to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD ?

Not sure: I am not sure who told you that you should have normal pap smear for Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. The only reason would be that if you do have abnormal pap smear and undergo further work up and treatment, the iud may just interfere with that, but other than that, abnormal pap smear is not a contraindication. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to bleed after gynecologist took some samples (cervix) of my tissue in order to see if my cells are not normal?

How long is it normal to bleed after gynecologist took some samples (cervix) of my tissue in order to see if my cells are not normal?

A few days: After a colposcopic biopsy of the cervix a small amount of bleeding and spotting is expected for a few days. It is usually light and resolves on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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