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Doctor insights on: Can My Abnormal Pap Test Be The Result Of An Untreated Yeast Infection Or Uti

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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PAP smear showed cervical inflammation. Age 63, not sexually active. No STD's. 2 severe yeast infections in last month w/UTI. Cancer possible?

PAP smear showed cervical inflammation. Age 63, not sexually active. No STD's. 2 severe yeast infections in last month w/UTI.  Cancer possible?

Possible : Diane, always "possible" but in your case more likely due to the recent infections. If it was cancerous, pathology would have other suggestive findings such as atypical cells, etc. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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If im taking nitrofur mono for UTI why does my vagina smell i had a pap, doc told me i didn't have bv, std, yeast infection, but i had white thick dischar?

If im taking nitrofur mono for UTI why does my vagina smell i had a pap, doc told me i didn't have bv, std, yeast infection, but i had white thick dischar?

BV anyway? Trich?: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of strong vaginal odor, especially if it smells fishy. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor. BV can be hard to diagnose, and trich is often missed by the most common test, exam of fluid by microscope. Ask your doc about rechecking for BV and perhaps the newer, much more senstive DNA test for trich. ...Read more

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Normal pap 2 yrs back.did pap today.doc told inflammed cervix.being treated for yeast infection.will pap test be normal?reason for inflammed cervix?

Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read more

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I am 19 and sexually active for 2 years. When should I get a pap test? I have persistent yeast infection and late periods, can it be caused by HPV's?

I am 19 and sexually active for 2 years. When should I get a pap test? I have persistent yeast infection and late periods, can it be caused by HPV's?

Now: In the US, the usual pattern starts with first sexual activity or by age 21. HPV strains differ in their effect on your system. The pap smear is one way to monitor the effect of related strains. The genital wart strains would produce visible warts on most infected persons. HPV would not be a common cause of cycle changes or yeast infections. ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap smear not yeast infection, what to do?

Follow up: Talk to your doctor. You will need a colposcopy. That is where they put some vinegar on your cervix and take a closer look using a special type of microscope. ...Read more

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Pap smear came back slightly abnormal a typical cells and a yeast infection and i'm 21 does it sound vey serious?

Pap smear came back slightly abnormal a typical cells and a yeast infection and i'm 21 does it sound vey serious?

May need repeat pap: Sometimes during an infection, a pap smear may show abnormal atypical cell, you may need to repeat the pap smear after infection is over. ...Read more

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Severe yeast infection (blood, swelling, cuts - not herpes), 3 weeks later pap smear. Could the severe yeast infection have caused an abnormal pap?

No: Hpv, human papilloma virus, is the entity that causes abnormal pap smears. The yeast infection could cause inflammation in the vagina and cervix, but not the changes that the pap smear is designed to detect. At 22 yrs old, it's normal to come in contact with hpv, most women have. I'm sorry to hear about your yeast infection, hope the treatment is working! ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more