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Is it normal to have pain after pap smear?

Is it normal to have pain after pap smear?

NO: Using the appropriate size speculum will prevent pain during and after a pap smear. Pain is not normal. ...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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Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?

Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?

Mild, briefly: It is normal to have some vaginal spotting and cramping after a pap smear. If you are having a lot of pain, or non-period bleeding that is more than a little spotting, you should talk to a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Burning pain when urinating. After Pap smear. Had UTI before but it was already cleared then Pap smear was taken place. Is it normal to feel Pain?

Burning pain when urinating. After Pap smear. Had UTI before but it was already cleared then Pap smear was taken place. Is it normal to feel Pain?

It can. .. briefly: The insertion of the speculum used to obtain the Pap smear from the cervix can be minimally traumatizing. There could be very mild irritation or even superficial abrasion from this process, and this could burn when in contact with urine. These tissues heal extraordinarily quickly, and I wouldn't expect it to last more than a day or two. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What could cause pain passing urine after a pap smear?

What could cause pain passing urine after a pap smear?

Possibly gloves, etc: It might be from irritation from gloves if it is just after the smear, or it can be from a hard sweep by the speculum. It can be from infection, like UTI or cystitis. If you had colposcopy, it might be from the Acetic Acid used to destinguish areas to by biopsied, etc. I would say that if it persists, see your doctor for work-up. ...Read more

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Burning pain when pee, itch after pap smear. Lab test shows no infection. Doc said allergy to rubber glove. Can allergy cause urination pain for days?

Burning pain when pee, itch after pap smear. Lab test shows no infection. Doc said allergy to rubber glove. Can allergy cause urination pain for days?

Yes: You may may have a latex allergy. Get tested. Latex allergies can be very serious. Next time you get a female exam, ask your doctor to use non latex gloves...Call before you go to make sure they have them in the office. Latex allergies can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

What is a pap smear?

A cancer screen: A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer and precancer. ...Read more

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Can a pap-smear hurt?

Can a pap-smear hurt?

No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful. ...Read more

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Does a pap smear hurt?

Does a pap smear hurt?

No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort. ...Read more

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What can pap smear pick up?

Abnormalities: The pap can detect abnormal cervical cells, the presence of some types of infections and the presence of some std's. ...Read more

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How important is pap smear?

Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at highest risk of the disease. If you have had abnormal paps, infection with the hpv virus or multiple sex partners you may be at risk for cervical cancer and should have discussion about appropriate screening with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can pap smear help you?

No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get one if you need it. ...Read more

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How often is pap smear needed?

Depends on patient.: For a woman between the ages of 30 and 65, if a baseline pap test is negative and the patient also has a negative hpv dna result (dual negative findings), then the next pap test can wait for 3 years. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How long does a pap smear take?

<3 minutes: A pap smear is a gynecologic test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A doctor will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina, then will use a little brush to take a sampling of cells from in/around the cervix. The entire procedure only takes a couple of minutes. Results can sometimes take several weeks, however. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear make me loose?

Will make a woman...: A routine pap smear will make a woman less likely to get cervical disease such as cervical cancer. A pap smear will not make her loose, tight, nor anything else in that manner. ...Read more

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Should a virgin get a pap smear?

Should a virgin get a pap smear?

Depends on her age: Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that. Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation. ...Read more

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Is it to get a pap smear imporant?

Life saving for some: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read more

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What should I do before a pap smear?

See below: Please read the instructions for preparing for pap smear in the website given below. In brief:
do not do the following for 24 hours before the test:
douche (douching should never be done), have intercourse, take a bath (shower is okay), use tampons.
Avoid scheduling your pap smear while you have your period. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003911.htm. ...Read more

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How long does a pap smear exam take?

How long does a pap smear exam take?

2 minutes: A pap smear is a test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A practitioner will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina, then will use a little brush to take a sampling of cells from in/around the cervix. The entire procedure only takes about 2 minutes. Results can sometimes take several weeks, however. It is not painful, just a little crampy. ...Read more

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What does an inflamed pap smear mean?

Inflammatory cells: Iflamed pap smear most probably means smear reveals a lot of inflammatory cells - predominantly neutrophils. Inflammation may be seen in presence of fungal organisms and trichomanas vaginalis, or just be a sign of chronic or acute cervicitis without any microorganisms.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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How often should you get a pap smear?

How often should you get a pap smear?

Varies.: Talk with your doctor. The frequency of pap smears will depend on your age and medical history (history of abnormal pap, etc). Screening with a pap smear should begin at age 21. ...Read more

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How often should a Pap smear be done?

It depends on yr age: Your gynecologist can guide you better. Pap is advised once yearly for a few yours, then if it is normal the interval is lengthened to once every 3 years. ...Read more

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Is the pap smear suppose to be painful?

No not ususally: It depends on who is doing it, how big your vagina is what size speculum is used what your pain threshold is, but it should only usually be not painful or only mildly uncomfortable, sometimes it is painful if you have a specific problems. ...Read more

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When should I start getting a pap smear?

When should I start getting a pap smear?

Age 21: New recommendations are that women start pap tests at age 21 and they should continue every three years during your 20s as long as they are normal. Lots of research has been done on this topic. No pap test should be done prior to age 21 because of the high likelihood of spontaneous clearance of hpv in adolescents and to avoid unnecessary surgeries for transient cervical dysplasia in young women. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear and why is it done?

Screening test: A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Do I need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is very rare, but I've seen it). ...Read more

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Pap smear came back abnormal, what to do?

Follow-up: It depends on what category of abnormal result it is. There are abnormal results that require monitoring and repeat testing, and there are results that need immediate attention. Ask your gyn as to what type it is and what the next plan of action is. ...Read more

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Is a Pap smear very painful for a Virgin?

Is a Pap smear very painful for a Virgin?

Shouldn't be.: Having your first pelvic exam is typically an anxiety provoking experience. An exam and Pap smear should not be painful. You do not need a Pap smear before the age of 21. Your doctor should take steps to make you as comfortable as possible and explain the process to you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a pap smear before I'm 21?

If needed: Depending on age at which sexual activity began and whether partner was circumcised the potential for having early cervix cancer is strong. Removal of foreskin minimizes growth of HIV and HPV. In Africa the largest instances of mortality under 20 yrs. Of age are in females dying of cervix cancer. An initial Pap can rule out early transformation of cervical cells. ...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