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Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Not necessarily: A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


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One smear test done by gynecologist showed ASCUS. After, 2 smear hpvtests done by nurses showed Normal. Who to trust? Gyn said he don't trust the last2

One smear test done by gynecologist showed ASCUS. After, 2 smear hpvtests done by nurses showed Normal. Who to trust? Gyn said he don't trust the last2

ASCUS Not Cancer: The three pap smears all may be the same. ASCUS is not a diagnosis. It is a mild or minor change of 'UNKNOWN" significance. It is labeled ASCUS to differentiate the changes to are seen and which do predict cancer. There is no reason to debate or worry about the past. There is just the normal routine follow up exams and tests as time goes by. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap/hpv 16 in may 2013, colposcopy june 2013 cin1 (doctor said looked like cin2), repeat pap jan 2014 abnormal . Colposcopy or leep next?

Abnormal pap/hpv 16 in may 2013, colposcopy june 2013 cin1 (doctor said looked like cin2), repeat pap jan 2014 abnormal . Colposcopy or leep next?

There are options: While hpv 16 + 18 are associated with high risk for cervical cancer, most pts with these will never develop cancer. However careful f/u and evals are mandatory. If the repeat biopsy was high grade sil (cin2 or 3) then either leep or close f/u is acceptable; most gyns would opt for treatment (leep) in pts older than 30 with high grade lesions. ...Read more

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Does the office offer HPV screening?

Does the office offer HPV screening?

Yes: Hpv screening is made available with pap screening as indicated by current guidelines. ...Read more

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Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Most of them: Singapore hospital have advance and modern surgical suits, most major hospital dose that. ...Read more

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Can doctors test for genital warts with a pap smear?

Can doctors test for genital warts with a pap smear?

Yes: Warts are lesions caused from the hpv virus and can been seen by the naked eye or under the microscope which is also known as colposcopy. The presence of hpv virus can be detected by finding the dna from the virus from the pap smear test. You can have the dna present without seeing any warts. You cannot have warts without the virus but many have the virus without having warts. ...Read more

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Where does one get pap smears done?

Where does one get pap smears done?

Usually your : Doctor's office. Other sites that provide the service are, medical clinics, local city or county health department, college health center, family planning centers and women’s health services. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test?

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Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervix. ...Read more

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Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For good health- Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. Which one?

Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with  compound nevus. Which one?

Whoa: "Compound nevus" cannot be diagnosed until the lesion is excised -- it can't be told from an intradermal or junctional nevus with any reliability. It sounds like you'd like to have the thing removed -- it's your prerogative. ...Read more

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Would midwife check urine for chlamydia/gonorrhoea if they didn't give you a pap test at antenatal booking?

Would midwife check urine for chlamydia/gonorrhoea if they didn't give you a pap test at antenatal booking?

Hard to say: The routine screenings common to various clinics or providers vary.In some, these are done as part of every exam, in others, it may only be done if requested. It would be reasonable to call in and ask if it was done, and schedule another visit if you feel the need for the testing. ...Read more

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Can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

Can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

Probably: Women should not get pap smears until they turn 21, so teenagers don't need them. But most public health centers for birth control and STI counseling also do pap smears for those who need them. ...Read more

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How does family planning clinic test for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Pap smear: All women are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia when a pap smear is done. Family planning clinics often do this routinely. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

Depends on findings: Of examination by colposcopy. It your doctor detects an abnormal site, s/he may do a biopsy, and will advise about the frequency of pap testing. In any case you should not wait more than one year for a repeat pap. ...Read more

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Cervical lesion age 33. & they did a colposcopy finding CIN II. My dr. didn't do a pap smear before the cone byopsy. I wanted to get pregnant but....

Cervical lesion age 33. & they did a colposcopy finding CIN II. My dr. didn't do a pap smear before the cone byopsy. I wanted to get pregnant but....

Question?: Cone or LEEP are appropriate treatments for CIN II. Assuming no cancer was found on the Cone specimen, you should be able to have a bunch of kids if you want. ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more