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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


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I have a small lump in side the wall.of my vagina not painful and it's the size of a pea or so. I just recently had a pap smear and all normal?

I have a small lump in side the wall.of my vagina not painful and it's the size of a pea or so. I just recently had a pap smear and all normal?

Bartholin cyst: What you described is likely to be a cyst due to blockage of the duct of a gland. It is not a cause for concern, unless it gets infected. If it does not get bigger, is not painful, then you may wait till your next visit to the doctor to have it examined. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when i bend. Should i get worried? should i get myself checked?

I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when i bend. Should i get worried? should i get myself checked?

Back pain&PAP Smear: Any abdominal pain, painful urination, abnormal vaginal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation or other problems? Does the pain radiate down the right leg? If "No" to these other symptoms, then it seems likely that the back pain is not related to the recent PAP smear and may more likely be due to a muscle problem. See your doctor if not improved in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain starting to move to my leg on the left side after my pap smear yesterday, is this normal?

I have lower back pain starting to move to my leg on the left side after my pap smear yesterday, is this normal?

Not usual: This would not have been caused by the pap smear procedure, but could have flared up a muscle spasm causing something like sciatica from the position you were in to get the pap smear. Try soaks in a warm tub and see a doctor if it is not getting better soon. ...Read more

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I had a Pap smear 2 days ago and I have been having lower abdominal pain since. I was spotting but not anymore. Pain mostly on right side and radiates?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. The timing from a pap smear is likely coincidental ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more