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I wanted to know when you get a pap smear do they automatically test for stds?

I wanted to know when you get a pap smear do they automatically test for stds?

No: No. If you have a concern about sexually transmitted infections, you need to see your gynecologist and express your concerns. While there are methods for testing paps for stis, this is not done routinely. ...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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What to do if i go for regular pap smears. Would STD show up?

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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Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

See doc: There are other causes of pain at the vaginal opening. Sometimes it is a simple as recommending more foreplay (or using lubrication). Sometimes it is an infection or skin condition. Sometimes people need physical therapy (pelvic floor pt). ...Read more

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When I go for pap smears will an STD show up if they scrape my vaginal wall for testing? I've never been told I have an STD. Also. My vaginal lips burn like a rash would. Yeast infection?

When I go for pap smears will an STD show up if they scrape my vaginal wall for testing? I've never been told I have an STD. Also. My vaginal lips burn like a rash would. Yeast infection?

Pap misses most STDs: The pap smear is designed to detect abnormal cells that can predict future cancer, and these changes are caused by HPV, an STD. But it does not detect any other STDs; specific STD tests (e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) need to be requested by the doctor. And yes, vaginal and labial burning often is caused by yeast. (Which of course is not an STD.) Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be an error in pap smear test? all of my pap smears have been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Can there be an error in pap smear test? all of my pap smears have  been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Not necessarily: It takes time to develop cancerous changes....good thing is you are under care.....your dr.will be able to help....discuss the options with your gyn dr. Including vaccine ...Read more

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Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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I have a burning vagina pretty much all the time I have had multiple swabs, tests, blood tests, pap smears and theres nothing wrong it hurts. Help

I have a burning vagina pretty much all the time I have had multiple swabs, tests, blood tests, pap smears and theres nothing wrong it hurts. Help

You may ahve a : Condition called vulvodynia, it can be complex and hard to treat, you may ahve something else , not sure where u live but u need to go to the university med center gyn dept for example if you lived down where i lived i would refer u to the univ of miami gyn dept for a work up, u need to see a gyn who specializes in that. ...Read more

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What std test are usually done along with a Pap smear?

What std test are usually done along with a Pap smear?

STD screening: At age 18, pap smears aren't recommended. But yearly screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is recommended until age 26. Once a woman reaches age 21, we do a pap smear along with the chlamydia and gonorrhea screening. Once a woman reaches age 30, we add high-risk HPV screening to her pap smear. ...Read more

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Could i get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Could i get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Not from the pap: There are some tests than can give you same day std results. But usually the gonorrhea/chlamydia test that is part of many pap smears takes longer to run. Ask your doc. ...Read more