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Pap Smear Menstruation
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I did a pap smear about 3 mnths ago, it was normal then i had an irregular menstruation fr 11dys then after there was some warts on my vagina. Help?
Cinsult Gynecologist: You have genital warts and you should consult your gynecologist and have these treated.Warts are caused by human papilloma virus.These are highly contagious and are transmitted sexually.You should be tested for other stds.You should take precautions not to spread to your sex partner. There are varios tratment choices.10to20% of warts go away on its own.Cryotherapy, laser rx, electrodessication. ...Read more
Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.
Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops. ...Read more
Hi! I'm 37 and had a Pap smear on day 17 of my cycle and the result showed endometrial cells present. I have had cysts on my ovaries and heavy menses.
Normal: At your age, it's normal to find endometrial cells on the PAP, depending on when in your cycle it was done. ...Read more
Why could I have really bad ovulation pain spotting every month a raw cervix at ovulation fine pap smear heavy menses pain after sex?baby year ago
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer