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Can smear test delay period?

Can smear test delay period?

Having a pap smear: Done should not cause a delay in your period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Irregular Periods. Unprotected sex. Tests negative. No symptoms.

Irregular Periods. Unprotected sex. Tests negative. No symptoms.

Lucky: You are lucky , having no symptoms of any disease and tests negative . You should consult your doctor G.Y.N. for your irregular periods and advice for protected sex if you do not want to be pregnant . ...Read more

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Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Timing: It is possible that the urine pregnancy test detected HCG that was in the urine even as a pregnancy was failing (impending miscarriage) but by the time a blood test was done, the miscarriage had already occurred and the levels of the HCG pregnancy hormone were cleared. Alternatively, it could have just been a false (+) urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test 4-5 weeks after sex. Accurate? Always had irregular periods.

Negative pregnancy test 4-5 weeks after sex. Accurate?  Always had irregular periods.

Most likely: Over the counter pregnancy tests have pretty good accuracy rates. However, there is always a small chance of failure. I would suggest to use condoms from now on and once you have your periods, start using birth control pills. If you do not get your period for another month however, please visit your OB doctor to confirm/rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does smear test delay period?

Does smear test delay period?

Pap Smear?: Having a pap smear done should not delay your period. ...Read more

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Virgin, 5-6days after period have recurring spotting, it last days;normal blood test results&pelvic ultrasound Getting 1st Pap smear tomorrow. Causes?

Virgin, 5-6days after period have recurring spotting, it last days;normal blood test results&pelvic ultrasound Getting 1st Pap smear tomorrow. Causes?

Retained fluid?: Menstrual flow with intact hymen may not be as smooth as without it and some retained seum may continue to ooze for a while. Of course there are also pathological causes for vaginal discharge. Your dr and the Pap smear wil provide explanation. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Mentral periods: Periods vary from 3 to 5 days, light and heavy. This is normal and depends on your health and activity level. However, if you had sex and are worried, make sue you did your pregnancy test correctly as per the instructions and repeat it a week later to double check the accuracy. If no sex, then no way pregnant. If not pregnant, do nothing about the light period. ...Read more

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Do normal pap smears show tubal ligations?

Do normal pap smears show tubal ligations?

No...: The pap smear is a test designed to detect cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors (premalignant cells). The pap test can also be used to diagnose certain infections such as herpes, bacterial vaginitis, trichomonas, and yeast infections. The pap test does not assess the patency (open versus closed) status of fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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I'm anemic and period irregular pregnancy show faint positive test?

I'm anemic and period irregular pregnancy show faint positive test?

Faint+ is positive: Anemia should not influence/affect the result of urine pregnancy test. Irregular period can contribute to difficulty with getting pregnant, but also does not affect hpt result. So, your test shows a faint positive which means it is positive. U can retest in 2-3 days as well. I recommend seeing doc for confirmatory testing and follow the course of pregnancy. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Threatened AB: It may be normal. Usually bleeding or cramping early in pregnancy can be concerning and may signal an abnormal pregnancy with an upcoming miscarriage. However, this isn't known yet so your OB will check hormone levels and decide if an ultrasound is helpful. Good luck to your early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does Ultrasound detect the reason behind irregular periods?missed 2 months of periods, trying to concieve,PTest neg.pap smear test got good result

Does Ultrasound detect the reason behind irregular periods?missed 2 months of periods, trying to concieve,PTest neg.pap smear test got good result

Infertility/amenorrh: Ultrasound can detect the reason behind irregular periods sometimes. The workup is stepwise beginning with history and physical. The medical provider will check blood work for hormone levels. You've had the pregnancy test and pap smear done so your pcp will probably order an ultrasound soon. If everything is normal then male causes of infertility will be explored. That's the usual pattern. ...Read more

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Is missed periods, negative pregnancy and ultra sound tests normal?

Is missed periods, negative pregnancy and ultra sound tests normal?

Many possibilities: At 38 years of age there are a wide variety of possibilities. You need a doctor to work this up. Premature menopause, thyroid malfunction, stress, sudden weight changes, medication side effects are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

Not Uncommon: There are some women who may eventually stop menstruating on OCPs, especially if they have been on them for a period of time. Or, if they have some conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. If 3 pregnancy tests are negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. As long as you take your BCP as directed, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more