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Pap Smear Requirement Birth Control
Can birth control affect the results of my pap smear? Could my birth control pills cause an abnormal pap smear result?
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Expect it: If any licensed physician or licensed personnel under their supervision provides prescription meds without proper evaluation and documentation it can result in either restriction or loss of license. You can get condoms 6 for a dollar at many Dollar Trees. What your local PP gets away with is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?
Mid cycle bleeding all test including endometrial biopsy pap smear pelvic ultrasound harmones normal i'm obese 36 age kids 14 , 8 c section?
Reg pap rests age 23 result inconclusive regular follow up pap all normal. Pap 12-18 mth since 23 all normal. Recent pap age 40 ascus told pap in 6months. Invasive cancer? Hpv test not done ?
Get an HPV test: I always do hpv testing on ascus paps. Because if it's hpv positive i would do a colposcopy right away. The chance of finding cancer in a ascus hpv (+) pap is less than 1%. But if it's hpv negative, you are off the hook, and i wouldn't repeat the pap for a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Importance of a Pap: Pap smears are important to detect changes in the cervix and allow early detection of cervical cancers. Unfortunately, patients with cervical cancer may not have any symptoms until the condition advances. The HPV virus is an important cause of cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.
Red cervix: Hi HaleyS, a red cervix can be normal. It is not normal if it is associated with swelling or pain. A normal pap, normal std tests, and normal pelvic exam by your doctor should be reassuring. If you have pain(abdominal or pelvic), fevers, or malodorous discharge, see your doctor immediately. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more
What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker
Consider iid: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. Smokers have higher risks with bc pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if i just want to get the birth control pill?
It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat. ...Read more
Not generally: Can happen to anyone, but not related to the pills. ...Read more
Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?
27yr old married, recurrnt vaginal yeast infctn 4 past 5 months, taking medication, but the pap smear result pending. Anything 2 worry?Cervical cancer?
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