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Irregular Pap Test
I had an irregular pap test, i suspected i had bacterial vaginosis prior to my pap, could that throw it off? If not what could it all be?
Depends: Depends upon the irregularity. Some irregularity is really nothing to worry about and other irregularities are something to pay attention to. You will need to ask this question of your doc who has the specifics. ...Read more
Ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as I take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
My 51yr old mother had Pap test on 7july 1012.is it necessary to have again.she dnt have any lover abdominal pain nd her periods r nt irregular?
Maybe: At 51 you should still have testing. Current recommendations advise testing for cervical dysplasia with testing for high risk HPV and repeating the testing every 3 years if it is negative. If you are only doing the traditional Pap test and have had 3 negatives in 3 consecutive years you can also space them out. Hope this helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Early detection: It depends on your history and risk factors, but generally paps are recommended every year for surveillance of any changes in cervical cells that can slowly progress to cancer if your body isn't taking taking of them adequately. There are some changes in recommendations recently. Ask your doctor if you are able to be screened less frequently. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you had a complete hysterectomy for benign reasons and you have no history of abnormal pap smear, you may not need any more pap smears. That doesn't mean that regular pelvic exams aren't still needed, along with breast cancer screening (mammogram, self-breast exam, clinical breast exam). ...Read more
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