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Does Scar Tissue And Adhesions Show In A Pap Smear
I have been having painful swollen groin lymph nodes blood/ urine/ pap smear all negative/ laparascopy only adhesions. Mantoux test + @ 23mm no cough?
Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more
How should I have scar tissue on cervix further evaluated? Papsmears became painful 3 years after cone. Pap results normal, but very painful.
Ask doc: Simply ask the doctor if you have scar tissue. They can tell by looking. ...Read more
Can scar tissue on vaginal vault, told from child birth commonly b mis diagnosis during pap (only by touch) then unnoticed by myself &same partner for8yrs unsure HPV tested @pap in 09 no size change no pain?
Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups.
During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more
Pap smear done shows hpv not abnormal no signs of lesions. Advised to retest in 6 months. Should I be alarmed or could it be a false reading?
Yes and no: There are some safeguards in the procedure. A pap smear should never be reported out unless the smear is first an adequate specimen (has the right kind of cervical cells on the slide) as judged by the person reviewing the slide. If adequate, and no abnormal cells are seen, it would be reported as negative. Can errors be made?, yes. ...Read more
Follow doctor advice: You probably mean the test shows you are infected with a "high risk" type of HPV (not that you are at high risk of catching it). "High risk" means it could cause cancer. But don't worry -- the vast majority of cervical HPV infections, even with high risk types, don't progress to cancer. However, you must follow your doctor's advice about possible treatment and follow-up testing. ...Read more
Pap smear results using Bethesda system showed normal. No organisms found, but shows severe acute inflammation? What does it mean?
Can a pap smear show presence of vaginal discharge syndrome? If vaginal discharge is white and stains underwear and get musty smell is it normal?
Yes: Pap is a technique of gathering cells shed from cervix and then staining them to see if pattern of malignant cells seen. If yes then bx performed to see of there is an in-situ area which when neg would suggest inflammatory cells. New squamous Ca antibody stains show only Ca and transforming cells but not inflammation. ...Read more
No: Pap smears test for abnormalities of the cervix not the ovaries. ...Read more
It is normal, howeve:
Exfoliated endometrial cells are commonly seen in specimens, obtained during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. However, endometrial cells have been considered a potential harbinger of endometrial adenocarcinoma when seen in cervical/vaginal cytology preparations of postmenopausal woman.
In a woman 40 years old or older endometrial cells should be reported and follow up need. ...Read more
Does a pap smear accurately show trichamonas vaginalis. My doctor said I have it but my partner does not. How is this possible?
It often is accurate: If a pap smear shows trichomonas it is often correct, but an office exam with a microscopic wet smear may be helpful for the diagnosis. Trichomonas is a free-living one-celled organism that can live anywhere there is moisture; it can be transmitted through casual contact with bodies of water or any moist object. It is therefore possible that you may have it and your partner does not. ...Read more
Do doctors in the us offer testing for mycoplasma genitalium or is it only in the research settting? Will it show up on pap smear?
Culture: Usual test is culture but it is not very effective. Nucleic acid tests have not been approved by fda. If you think you have mycoplasma, you need to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Mycoplasma can be treated with antibiotics. Pap smear is not a good test for this infection. ...Read more
Pap smear result shows reactive cellular changes. Does this indicate hpv? Also shows moderate inflammation. Followup recommended. What does this mean
If on pap smear shows cin1 - im about to travel 3 months- do I take a risk it will progress? Or it will be safe to wait 3 months for treatment? Thanks
CIN1 does not requir: You do not need any active treatment for cin1 as it often resolves by itself. So you can travel safely as it may take months to years for it to get better or worse. Only cin3 requires active treatment. ...Read more
I felt vaginal itching on march, and went for a pap smear, it shows present of cervicitis, can I pregnant? I tried for few months.
Is it standard for an ObGyn to take a cell phone picture during a Pap smear to show a woman a stress based irritation, especially without consent?
Pics w'out consent: It is not ethical for any doctor to take any pictures of any part of your body or share any part of your case history or physical examination or blood test results with anyone, without your consent. Thanks ...Read more
Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.
Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops. ...Read more
Quite a bit: The pap smear, which is a screening test only and not a diagnostic test, can show signs of cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and even in some cases, ovarian cancer. It can also show signs of cancers that have spread to these organs from other parts of the body (metastatic cancer). Very early dysplasias (pre-cancers) of the cervix are what it does best. ...Read more
Is it possible that I had trichinosis for over 3 yrs and it just show up my biopsy. Could my pap smear miss it.
My pap smear shows no organism found but wth reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation severe. What could this be?
Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal
No effect on test:
The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix.
If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more
My pap smear shows predominantly parabasal cells, intermediate squamous cells, few superficial and endocervical cells with sparse inflammatory cells?
Normal: This is to be expected around the change of life. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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