Top
20
Doctor insights on: Do Pap Tests Hurt

Share
1

1
Do all women need pap tests?

Do all women need pap tests?

If you have a cervix: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you don't need a pap test. If you have a cervix, you need a pap. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander
944 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

4

4
Do allergy tests hurt?

Do allergy tests hurt?

Usually not: There are very small pricks and possibly small injections. If you hold still , it is ifairly painless. The tough part is itching with a positive test. ...Read more

5

5
Do all women need pap tests annually?

Do all women need pap tests annually?

Can do every 3 years: At least once a yaer for every year starting at age 20 or when you start sexual activity is the standard recommendation. It you get two consecutive negative annual pap smears, then you can repeat the test every three years. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What do GYNS check and touch do they hurt?

What do GYNS check and touch 
do they hurt?

Pelvic area: Generally if you go to a Gyn, they will be checking your pelvic region. Lower abdomen where the bladder, uterus, and vagina are located. This will not hurt if you have no obvious problems. But if there is an infection or something else going wrong that there might be some minor pain. If this is your first first visit they will be gentle and slow. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
What do they test for in annual physical bloodwork?

Maybe nothing.: Depends on the practice. In your age group there is very little utility to drawing blood as a routine. In fact there is little utility to having an annual exam. That may change when you get older or have chronic disease that requires monitoring. See the link. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/adultrec.htm. ...Read more

9

9
When do doctors do placenta testing?

When do doctors do placenta testing?

Many possibilities: There are many possible reasons. The most common reason is that an infection or abnormality of the placenta is suspected. Placenta testing is also part of many pregnancy related research protocols. Best wishes! ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
What do they do if my screening mammogram shows a problem?

What do they do if my screening mammogram shows a problem?

More tests: You can expect more mammogram images, possibly a breast ultrasound. A breast mri, other studies, and biopsy may also be required. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
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

13

13
I have had std tests urine tests blood tests but what will let me lnow if I have PID?

I have had std tests urine tests blood tests but what will let me lnow if I have PID?

CLINICAL EXAM: PID is the outcome of infection that invades your pelvis to the point it fits a set of observations on physical exam. It may be suspected when you have abdominal pain, but the label is applied when the doctor examines you and finds great tenderness of your internal organs on a pelvic exam. ...Read more

14

14
Who all does not need regular pap tests?

W/2 consec neg Paps: At least once a yaer for every year starting at age 20 or when you start sexual activity is the standard recommendation. It you get two consecutive negative annual pap smears, then you can repeat the test every three years. ...Read more

15

15
Do pap tests check for stds?

Do pap tests check for stds?

Indirectly for some: Pap smears test for abnormal cervical cells— dysplasia or metaplasia—which lead to biopsies. Any std that causes such changes in the cervical cells, such as hpv, will thus be indirectly tested for. Generally, there are other tests for most stds: culture, wet prep, smear of discharge, blood tests. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
16

16
What do doctors do at pelvic exams?

Dr. Jeff Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
What do doctors do at pelvic exams?

Look and feel: We use speculum (duckbill thing) to separate vaginal walls so we can see the vaginal canal&the cervix. It also allows us to place things in the vagina/cervix such as swab/brush for Pap smears (that take the superficial, shedded cells in cervix/vaginal for exam) and instruments for biopsy. We do the bimanual and rectovaginal exams to feel if there is any abnormal masses, tenderness, or scarring ...Read more

17

17
Bruise easily, and have abnormal pap tests do I have hiv?

Bruise easily, and have abnormal pap tests  do I have hiv?

HIV: The only way to know if you have HIV or not is to get tested. Bruising and abnormal pap is probably due to other conditions not hiv. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
Do gynos do herpes testing if your pregnant?

Do gynos do herpes testing if your pregnant?

OF COURSE !!!!!: Why wouldn't they , that testing can be done whether you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

20

20
How do they test besides exam for mvp?

How do they test besides exam for mvp?

Echo: Besides a good physical exam with attention to the heart, an echo which is essentially an ultrasound of the heart is the best test. It is not painful and simple to do. It looks at all the valves of the heart and can see how they are functioning and can diagnosis mvp. ...Read more