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What is the purpose for a doc to do a Pap test if someone is pregnant (first visit since home pregnant test showed positive )? Can she decline pap?
I wa started on birth control for spotting 4-7 days before my period. My Pap test was normal. I have not seen any change on pill the first month. ?
I'm going for my first pap and i would like to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, does the pap test this as well?
Would urine culture and sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show any sti's? Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.
Urine tests screen: Blood and urine tests can typically cover appropriate screening in pre-natal care. Blood tests can check for HIV, hepatitis B surface antigen, and syphilis. Urine tests, beyond a culture and sensitivity, can detect gonorrhea and chlamydia. A Pap may be done at some point with HPV testing. There is not a good screening test for genital herpes; suspicious areas can be scraped or cultured. ...Read more
Would urine culture & sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show chlamydia ect?Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.
HPV-18 and ASC-H positive results led to a LEEP procedure. First pap smear 11 months later resulted in negative HPV test, but ASC-H present. Why?
Too many acronyms : Whenever a test is done somebody has to say what is positive or negative in a result about it. These are all summed up in the sensitivity and specificity of the particular test. If I measure your BP and tell you I measured 139/89 and said was fine because high BP was defined as higher than 140/90 you would probably start doubting my judgment. Whenever you get a test result back ask doc what does i ...Read more
Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild
Don't panic: Pap testing at the first prenatal visit is common. There are precise guidelines about how to manage positive results. The presence of abnormal cervical cells or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. A test called a colposcopy may be needed; it is safe to perform during pregnancy. Often mild or minor cell changes can be monitored until after delivery, when they may return to normal. ...Read more
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