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Doctor insights on: Cervical Cancer And Abnormal Pap Smear

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Will i end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is. I have had my IUD in for three years now. I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d

You : You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the pap smear to determine if the cerix is infected with a strain of hpv that would put you at a higher risk for cancer and sometimes a special examination of the cervix called a colposcopy is needed to double check the area. Thankfully, many, many women who have abnormal cells will not develop cancer. ...Read more

Abnormal Pap Smear (Definition)

An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more


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With an abnormal pap smear what are the signs of advanced cervical cancer?

With an abnormal pap smear what are the signs of advanced cervical cancer?

See doctor: Until there is a biopsy done and evaluated with a microscope, no one will know if you have cancer, advanced or not. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I have been having cramping in my cervix. I am a female. I have also had a slightly abnormal pap smear results. Is this cervical cancer?

I have been having cramping in my cervix.  I am a female. I have also had a slightly abnormal pap smear results. Is this cervical cancer?

Cramps and cervix: Cramping from a cervical condition often presents as menstrual cramps associated a heaviness and discomfort in the pelvic area.Additionally a cervical condition can produce abnormal discharge which may be excessive, watery and tinged with blood.One may also have a post coital bleeding .One needs to be examined, have pap/high risk hpv testing and colposcopy to rule out cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

Need for follow-up: You do not have cancer but have higher than normal risk for cancer. You should get PAP smears done yearly, more frequently if your doctor suggests. Pregnancy would be okay, but make sure that you are taking pre-natal vitamins and keep in touch with your doctor for care throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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If your pap smear comes back abnormal , will you get cervical cancer?

If your pap smear comes back abnormal , will you get cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: Pap test is a screening test. If it is abnormal it does not mean cancer in every case. You need to go back and see your gynecologist. He/she can explain the cause.There are many precancerous conditions which can go away with time.Most such changes resolve on their own and rarely are indicative of cancer development over a period of many years. ...Read more

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For 5yrs now my pap smear results has been lsil,acus, normal. the most recent was abnormal Does this mean I have cervical cancer?

For 5yrs now my pap smear results has been lsil,acus, normal. the most recent was abnormal Does this mean I have cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: What was the test result. Abnormal does not mean cancer. You may need colposcopic examination and may be a biopsy. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow up tests. ...Read more

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3 which is now 4 groin lumps in a week..Had pap smear which was very painful. They haven't before but had abnormal pap prev and hpv. Cervical cancer?

3 which is now 4 groin lumps in a week..Had pap smear which was very painful. They haven't before but had abnormal pap prev and hpv. Cervical cancer?

Negative pap?: If your present pap is negative, then it is more likely that the "groin lumps"(lymph nodes) are caused by an infection. Please see your md for clarification. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...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