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Can birth control affect the results of my pap smear? Could my birth control pills cause an abnormal pap smear result? .

Can birth control affect the results of my pap smear? Could my birth control pills cause an abnormal pap smear result?

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No: Unless your birth control pills predispose you to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis infections - then they could show either of those conditions. If you have abnormal , dysplasia on a pap - that is caused by human papilloma virus. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Are pap smear tests mandatory in order to get birth control in toronto, canada?

Are pap smear tests mandatory in order to get birth control in toronto, canada?

I do not know: In the us a doctor would want to do a history and physical on the woman to make sure she has no problems or contraindications to the pill , if she is sexually active then a pap would also be done. ...Read more

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Pap smear results HPV high risk, what to do?

Pap smear results HPV high risk, what to do?

Follow doctor's: advice. If you have HPV infection, it may clear itself, however you should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing and additional testing like colposcopy. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm ...Read more

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Does planned parenthood require a pelvic exam woman take before giving her birth control?

Does planned parenthood require a pelvic exam woman take before giving her birth control?

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 more

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Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Details: It sounds as though you have had a thorough evaluation by a doctor. The doctor with all the details is the best one to ask. Birth control pills are commonly used in this circumstance to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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Is pap smears only given if your sexually active?

Is pap smears only  given if your sexually active?

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 more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

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

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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.

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

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What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

Approaches 99%: With typical use, birth control pill efficacy rates is about 92%. With perfect use, efficacy rate is over 99%. Nothing is 100% except abstinence. Remember to take your pill daily around the same time of day to achieve optimal results. ...Read more

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What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker

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 more

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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? .

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?

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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

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Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Pregnancy test need: The only way to know for sure whether this is pregancy vs an abnormal cycle or cycles is to get a pregnancy test. A urine test may be adequate but a blood (serum) test is more accurate, particularly with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does microgynon 30 make smears abnormal?

Does microgynon 30 make smears abnormal?

Not bcp: Birth control pills like microgynon 30 do not make abnormal pap smears. Vaginal infections with germs or viruses, particularly human papilloma viruses, can make abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...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