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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?

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

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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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During the pap test shuda I bleeda lot?

During the pap test shuda I bleeda lot?

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

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During the pap test shuda I bleeda lot?

During the pap test shuda I bleeda lot?

Probably: If the cervix was normal and the pap wasn't too rough, you shouldn't bleed a lot. But if the cervix was infected, or if it was atrophic (seen after menopause) you might bleed, . Bleeding also could be related to an underlying blood disorder. ...Read more

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What happens during an appointment for a pap smear?

What happens during an appointment for a pap smear?

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

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Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?

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

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What is done during a routin pap smear? This will be my 1st time

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

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During a pap test do they clip off a little piece of anything inside?

During a pap test do they clip off a little piece of anything inside?

No: The pap test uses a brush-like device to "sweep" up cells from the cervix. There is no "clipping.". ...Read more

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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

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I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear?

No: But it is not uncommon to have some bleeding. There is a graeter chance if you are virginal or nevere had a pap or pelvic exam before. ...Read more

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During a pap smear what's everything they check for??

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

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

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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Is it true that HPV automatically tested for during a pap?

It should be for you: Current guidelines for women 30-65 are either pap alone every 3 years, or pap plus hpv every 5 years. I favor co-testing with pap and hpv since the risk of a precancer or cancer is very low when both tests are negative. ...Read more

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If your hymen was broken during a pap smear, will sex hurt?

Not related: Why did you have a pap smear if you are not sexually active? Break in hymen during pap smear and painful sex are not related to each other. Using a lubricant for sex may lessen discomfort. ...Read more

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I am having problems with bleeding during sex with my boyfriend, all pap tests are normal. What else can it be?

Cervical polyp: Bleeding during sexual intercourse can be
cause by the presence of a cervical polyp
(a benign condition) or a cervical erosion,
which cause the cervix to bleed during or
after sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Bleeding: The most common cause is a friable cervix (bleeds easily) and this can be due to pregnancy, infection, trauma from sex and hormonal changes. Other causes include cervicitis (STD), polyps and the most common cause is idiopathic (meaning no specific reason or cause) ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Can PID be detected during routine pap smear?

Yes: At the time of the pap, if there is suspicion of a problem additional evaluation is generally done that would reveal the presence of pid or other issues. The pap smear itself may actually reveal some types of pelvic infections. ...Read more

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Can I get a pap smear during ovulation spotting?

No reason not: Sure you can. If you are bleeding heavily enough, you might call the office to see if they want you to reschedule the pap - but bleeding that heavy isn't just form ovulation. ...Read more

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During pap test what kind of infection do they check?

Screening cancer/HPV: 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

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What can cause a visible "lesion" on the cervix during a pap smear?

Await Path report: If Pap smear was done, a path report will be available in less than a week from your doctor. Long list of possibilities from benign, scar, infection and, of course, cancer. All of these can be managed well in 2014 so be patient while the report is brewing. ...Read more

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I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: There is a wide spectrum of what is abnormal on a pap smear. Sometimes the abnormality is such that you see it at colposcopy, many times the colposcopy is negative. It is best to have the health care provider explain to you the specific nature of your abnormal pap smear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why my cervix bled during my pap test?

Can you tell me why my cervix bled during my pap test?

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

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Why do I feel nauseous, dizzy, sweaty during a pelvic/ pap exam?

Why do I feel nauseous, dizzy, sweaty during a pelvic/ pap exam?

Due to anxiety: It is due to anxiety of the examination. Discuss with your doctor if you need any tranquilisers before the exam. But if the symptoms are only during exam, you need not take anything for it.
Still discuss this with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Is a pap smear safe during pregnancy?

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