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Extreme Pain During Pap
I'm having massive pain in my lower right abdominal beside my hip boneand after ultra sou. Ds and pap semers they can't find anything...What could it be?
Possible diagnosis: If you have a fever, vomiting or severe pain go in to the er. If not, you can continue with outpatient evaluation. At your age a kidney stone, meckel's diverticulum (nuclear scan to diagnose), adenitis (self resolving), and colitis (seen on colonoscopy) are possibilities. ...Read more
See below.: Normally not. However, if you are older with vaginal thinning and decreased secretions - that can make the tissue friable. If you are younger and the vaginal vault is tight - there could be some trauma with introduciton of the speculum. Please let your doctor know if the bleeding is not subsiding. ...Read more
Check for cancer: A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer. First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done. ...Read more
No: Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells. The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood. ...Read more
Don't worry: You will be asked to undress and placed into a gown. They will have you lay on the exam table and place your legs in sturips. The doctor will sit between your legs and use a speculum, a device to help view your cervix, and insert it into the vagina. Although uncomfortable, hopefully not by much and brief. Once the cervix is seen, a sample is taken with a small brush. ...Read more
No: The pap test uses a brush-like device to "sweep" up cells from the cervix. There is no "clipping.". ...Read more
Pap normal but out of 28 day cycle, 18 were light flow, 5 were extreme heavy, and 5 were nothing. What could be going on?
Bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Pap smear: During this exam, the doctor will usually sample for some sexually transmitted diseases, sample the cervix so the pathologist can determine if there are any abnormal cells, and then do a manual exam to ensure there are no abnormalities of the internal pelvic organs. The doctor should also discuss your history with you and answer any questions you have. ...Read more
I am having problems with bleeding during sex with my boyfriend, all pap tests are normal. What else can it be?
I had a pap smear done on Thursday (10/8/15) and during the pap I had a lot of bleeding. What could this mean??
What does it mean when pap comes back as a typical glandular cells and dr. Saw visible cervicle leison during pap?
What did your doc sa: Say your doc should have expalaned all of this to u already, atypical glandular cells are very worrisome as this can be associated with cervical or endometrial cancer or some times it is no, but I am sure your doc already told you that he or she has to do a colposcopy with an ecc and an endometrial biopsy to see exactly what you have so I am sure you are already scheduled for those tests. ...Read more
Is it normal to be nervous to have a pap smear done for the first time? I'm a virgin and someone told me that during the exam it can break your hymen?
No need to get a pap: If u r 17 and a virgin there is no reason for u to get a pap done. U have wait until u r 21. Also if u r a virgin, u just need to let the dr know so they can use a smaller speculum. As for the nervousness, all women r nervous about it. It might be necessary but it is by no means natural ...Read more
It checks for changes in the cells of your cevix. It can find earliest sign of carvical cancer.It does not test for any infection, but sometimes patients may be given hpv/dna testing as well if indicated
but other infections can be screened at the same exam if indicated but not part of pap test. ...Read more
HPV: The human papilloma virus is the cause of the vast majority of pap abnormalities. ...Read more
Needs further eval: I assume this means that the doctor doing the pap smear saw a lesion on the cervix during the pelvic exam. Such a lesion could be a cancer, a benign polyp, a wart, a prolapsed fibroid, or another condition. The pap smear may give some clues to the diagnosis, but most often another special exam called a colposcopy with a specific biopsy of the lesion will be needed to make sure it is not cancer. ...Read more
Is it best to get a small cervical polyp removed or wait to see if goes away (no signs except learned about during pap)?
Remove it: Cervical polyps should be removed and examined by a pathologist. They do not go away on their own. ...Read more
I had my regular pap and it came back abnormal, then they did a colposcopy and biopsy, told me they did not see anything during the colposcopy, the b?
Cervix brush: The instrument used to collect the cells from the cervix is a small brush. When it is used, it can irritate the cervix and a small amount of bleeding is common. ...Read more
Yes: The pap smear takes superficial cells from the outside of the cervix and first part of the canal. Sometimes, for various reasons, the cervical canal may bleed after the test has been done, but this bleeding does not mean that the pregnancy is threatened and does not by any means necessarily mean that there is a problem with your cervix. ...Read more