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Why do my ovaries hurt after a pap smear?

Why do my ovaries hurt after a pap smear?

Was the dr too rough: Some doctor try to fell the ovaries during a pelvic exam and in the process they apply too much pressure. ...Read more

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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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read more

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Does a pap smear hurt?

Does a pap smear hurt?

No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort. ...Read more

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Do they always test for HPV when you have a yearly pap smear?

Do they always test for HPV when you have a yearly pap smear?

No: Here is a good article on the guidelines for your reference. http://www.acog.org/about_acog/news_room/news_releases/2012/ob-gyns_recommend_women_wait_3_to_5_years_between_pap_tests. ...Read more

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Do I need annual colposcopy for bad HPV forever?

Do I need annual colposcopy for bad HPV forever?

No: If your pap smear is abnormal, then colposcopy would be the next step.Otherwise, use the pap smear as a screening tool for the need for colposcopy since hpv positive patients do not always develop a abnormal pap. ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Can virgins have to get pap smears?

Can virgins have to get pap smears?

Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is very rare, but i've seen it). ...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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How frequently should I get pap smears?

How frequently should I get pap smears?

Depends: If they all have been normal/negative you should get them every 3-5 years depending on how your doctor sends it. (if they send a co-test, which looks at cells and checks for hpv, you only need it every 5 years). If you have had an abnormal pap, you'll need it more often. What is your history? ...Read more

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What do they do during a cervical smear?

What do they do during a cervical smear?

PAP'S SMEAR: The md puts vaginal speculum to expose the cervix. Sample fluid is taken from vagina and cervix and smeared on a slide to be fixed and stained for exam. By pathologist. ...Read more

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What can pap smear pick up?

Abnormalities: The pap can detect abnormal cervical cells, the presence of some types of infections and the presence of some std's. ...Read more

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Why do I need colonoscopy after normal smear but positive hpv?

Why do I need colonoscopy after normal smear but positive hpv?

I don't know: Are you referring to an anal pap smear? We generally don't do anal hpv tests, just pap smears, and since hpv causes anal cancer but not colon cancer, i can't think of a reason to do a colonoscopy. On the other hand, you're almost 50 years old, when it's recommended anyway to screen for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Mild inflammatory pap smear, negative on dysplastic cells. Should I worry? Doc prescribed antibiotics. When to repeat pap smear test again?

Prfobably neg.: Pap smears are important in detecting premalignant cells that are in the process of converting to malignancy. The test however is only 40-50% accurate. Along with the cell analysis , routine HPV testing is done which when positive only suggests the potential for malignancy developing. I would repeat the test in 6 months and if inflammation seen, bx may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does it mean anything if i bleed during my pap smear?

Cervix fragile: It is not unusual for a woman to spot or have a little light bleeding when a pap smear is done. This is because some of the cells of the cervix can be fragile, and the brush used in the pap can make those cells bleed. ...Read more

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I have colposcopy positive cin1 results, now what? Do they have to do colposcopy again if positive hpv/neg pap again?

I have colposcopy positive cin1 results, now what? Do they have to do colposcopy again if positive hpv/neg pap again?

Regular follow-up: Cin 1 generally requires regular yearly follow-up pap smears to ensure that the lesion is not getting worse. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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What to do if i go for regular pap smears. Would STD show up?

Your doctor: Has to specfically test for an std, if a pap is done without std testing , it would not show up gc and chly can be done with the pap smear brush or by separate culture, when u go for your next pap u can tell the doc u want std testing or if u already had your pap u can go back for std cultures. ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap smear 12w pregnant Can i get the hpv vaccine?

Vaccine postpartum: You may be a candidate for the HPV vaccine after completion of your pregnancy. Depending on the abnormality of your pap smear, a follow up repeat pap is usually done at your 6 week postpartum visit. Often times abnormal pap smears during pregnancy will have regular results on follow up. ...Read more

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Is HIV and STDs checked when doctors do a pap smear?

Is HIV and STDs checked when doctors do a pap smear?

As I understand, : ...Patients older than 30 get hpv dna testing when they get their pap but to my knowledge, no other std is routinely tested. Maybe one of my gyn health tap colleagues knows more. ...Read more

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What does pap (rlfx hpv hi when asc-us) mean? Do I have HPV? Do I have cervical cancer?

What does pap (rlfx hpv hi when asc-us) mean?  Do I have HPV?  Do I have cervical cancer?

Pap tests and HPV: The pap test for cervical cancer is very good when done regularly, but sometimes the findings are not certain for either benign or a possible pre-cancer. ASCUS is this atypical uncertain zone. So an immediate (reflex) HPV test then can tell which of these patients are most likely to need more urgent follow-up to make a dx, usually by colposcopy and biopsy.ASCUS w/ neg HPV means very low risk of ca ...Read more

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

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