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Painful Pap Smears
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal pap 2 yrs back.did pap today.doc told inflammed cervix.being treated for yeast infection.will pap test be normal?reason for inflammed cervix?
Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry: Your doctor has bot the procedures and the answers so listen to him/her and move along in your treatment ...Read more
Here are some ...: PAP smear is a microscopic examination of the specimen from scraping the cervix surface to see if there is any tissue change toward the direction developing cancer described as dysplastic change, precancerous change, or obvious cancerous change; such cervical change is most commonly related with the HPV subtype of 16 & 18. More? Ask Doc, preferably gynecologist. ...Read more
Abnormal pap smear. Tested positive for hpv. Follow up pap smear almost 2 years later. No results yet. What are my risks of cervical cancer?
We do not guess: You are asking for physicians to guess. That does not happen. Let's see what your results are and then deal with them rationally. ...Read more
Pap smear and it came back with HSIL then biopsy which came back cervix uteri/uterine cervix squamous metaplasia/epidermioid met/epidermailzation?
Probably not: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it is 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted. ...Read more
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