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Pap Smear Causes Loss Of Virginity
Never had a pap smear but i only had sex with one partner 4 times and its been almost 2 years since i lost my virginity. Should i get checked?
Yes,,,: It's important to keep up the pap smear visits as they are recommended for women over 20 or at onset of sexual activity annually. If there are 2 consecutive normal paps then it can be done every 3 years. This is important because hpv is/ can get in your system by exposure to others who are infected, especially sexually, and so could cause cervical cancer. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it ok to start using depo before a pelvic exam or Pap smear?
And what should one do to prevent bone loss on depo?
Yes: Yes. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will not affect your pelvic exam or Pap smear. Bone density that is lost while taking Depo is likely to be recovered naturally once Depo is stopped. Your risk of fracture as you age will be similar to that of someone who never took Depo. That said, you can help prevent bone loss by exercising and getting adequate calcium. ...Read more
Had postmenopause bleeding.Tvu showed 6mm lining 10mm ovary cyst. Recent d&c clear. Pap smear ok. Now have pelvic pain and weight loss. What is this?
Need further work up: It is hard to say. As women we have many organs in our pelvis. It may be gynecologic or it could be related to your urinary or gastrointestinal tract. Either way keep following up with your doctors. ...Read more
I had an abortion 5 weeks before my pap smear. My results came back abnormal. Could this be the cause?
Unlikely: It would have helped to know the actual report, however, you need to follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. The abortion, 5 weeks earlier is not a likely cause of the abnormal result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had two abnormal pap smear, what does that mean and what could be the cause of my test being abnormal?
"Abnormal" pap: The pap smear's "abnormal" status could be everything form a cervical infection from the human papilloma virus(HPV) to actual cervical cancer. Your MD needs to look at the area with a microscope on wheels (Colposcope) and take tissue samples to be certain as to what the cause is or not. ...Read more
A rare testing error: A false positive occurs when the test is wrong. The chlamydia tests in current use are accurate about 99% of the time. ...Read more
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