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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
Every year.: At least once a yaer for every year starting at age 20 or when you start sexual activity is the standard recommendation. It you get two consecutive negative annual pap smears, then you can repeat the test every three years. ...Read more
Hi: on pap test shows sin 1 - what should I do to make sure it wont progress? Can it be cure totally?
Cervical dysplasia: You probably mean cin-1. This is a mild form of dysplasia and may go away by itself. At this stage is important for you to have yearly paps and follow your doctor's advice. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001491.htm. ...Read more
I have had an abnormal result from my pap test. I would like some more information about the procedure needed to remove the bad cells.
Just follow?: At age 23, it would be unusual to require any procedure to remove bad cells from the cervix. If your doctor is recommending this, it may be helpful to get a 2nd opinion. You can repost your question with the pathology report from your colposcopy & cervical biopsies included in the question. If you're a smoker, stop now. Smoking decreases the chance that you'll clear this without treatment. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VAGINAL BLEEDING : Vaginal bleeding, a small amount after a pap is normal. A large amount needs a full evaluation. Follow up with your doctor for repeat exam/Labs. You may need a work up for clotting disorders and a pelvic ultrasound to check for any source of the bleeding . IF IT WORSENS ACUTELY GO TO THE ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just told I had an abnormal pap test. What does it mean to have mildly abnormal dysplasia cells?
Common problem: Mild dysplasia is one of the first stages of abnormality to occur when a cervix is infected by hpv (human papiloma virus). This is a common probem and fortunately the body can often clear it by itself. While dysplasia can progress from mild to worse, this is easily treated and most therapy involves monitoring any changes and treating them if the get worse. Trust your OB and don't worry. ...Read more
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