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Sporadic light intermenstrual bleeding. Not pregnant, no STI, pap smear & pelvic US normal. Could it just be caused by my contraceptive pill?

Sporadic light intermenstrual bleeding. Not pregnant, no STI, pap smear & pelvic US normal. Could it just be caused by my contraceptive pill?

If you are not: taking the pills at the same time each day or forget to take it then yes you get breakthrough bleeding. Otherwise being on bcp does not necessarily cause bleeding between periods. Other causes such as cervical infections , trauma to the cervix or a polyp of the cervix or a fibroid tumor of the uterus all needs to be checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Can a STD or STI cause a abnormal Pap smear ?

Can a STD or STI cause a abnormal Pap smear ?

Definitely yes: Abnormal pap smears are usually the result of cervical cells infected with a virus (human papilloma virus) that alters its machinery so it can produce more viruses. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear 3 months ago and was tested for various sti's and hpv. my results were negative, but until recently i have been experiencing?

I had a pap smear 3 months ago and was tested for various sti's and hpv. my results were negative, but until recently i have been experiencing?

Here are some ...: Congratulate you for being tested to be (-) for various STDs. But you didn't indicate what is bothering you so it's impossible to rewrite the Q with its clear quest, pertinence, & relevance so more answers can be provided for you. To ease managing day-to-day health-related issues and concerns, please take time to peruse the articles inhttp://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Best wishes... ...Read more

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What std test are usually done along with a Pap smear?

What std test are usually done along with a Pap smear?

STD screening: At age 18, pap smears aren't recommended. But yearly screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is recommended until age 26. Once a woman reaches age 21, we do a pap smear along with the chlamydia and gonorrhea screening. Once a woman reaches age 30, we add high-risk HPV screening to her pap smear. ...Read more

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Could i get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Could i get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Not from the pap: There are some tests than can give you same day std results. But usually the gonorrhea/chlamydia test that is part of many pap smears takes longer to run. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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It is possible that a pap smear be done with STD testing automatically or do you need to consent to STD tests specifically?

It is possible that a pap smear be done with STD testing automatically or do you need to consent to STD tests specifically?

Two separate things: A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Getting tested for stds involves sending separate tests. Doctors and patients often link these items together though so it is best to specifically ask what tests are being done and clarify what tests you would like or do not want. ...Read more

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Went in for STD test, pap smear & bc. I received a letter 21 days later stating all is normal. Does mean i'm in the clear for STD as well?

"all" normal?: If it says "all" normal then i'm assuming that you are negative for the tests that have been performed. You can call the office and check which tests have been done and what those results were. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear detected any STD infections ?

Yes.: A pap smear can detect the presence of human papilloma virus infections, the presence of trichomonas and possible herpes infections. ...Read more

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Can std's like HIV be picked up in a pap smear exam?

Can std's like HIV be picked up in a pap smear exam?

No: Pap test is not designed to test for hiv. Some stds, e.g., herpes infection may show up in pap, but one needs specific tests for each type of stds. ...Read more

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How will my obgyn retest me for std's? Is it just like another Pap smear?

How will my obgyn retest me for std's? Is it just like another Pap smear?

STD: By blood test & vaginal swab for cultures & microscopic exam . I hope that help. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to test for std's then with a pap smear? If there is how effective is it?

PAP not a test for: Stds. Pap may pick up some stds like hpv, trichomonas, herpes etc, but this test is not designed to detect stds. There are specific tests for different stds and depending on the clinical circumstance, your doctor can order specific tests, which may include, blood tests, urine test, and culture. ...Read more

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On diane-35 for almost 4 yrs, in the past year have had breakthrough bleeding. Sti test came back clear, pap smear aug 2012 clear. Possible cause?

On diane-35 for almost 4 yrs, in the past year have had breakthrough bleeding. Sti test came back clear, pap smear aug 2012 clear. Possible cause?

Further testing: Oral contraceptives are known to cause breakthrough bleeding. I would talk to your gp or obgyn about that and perhaps you will need some more testing done (ultrasound) to determine if there is a cause for that besides that of diane. ...Read more

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I have a high white blood cell count on my pap smear culture but am negative for any STIs and have no other infections. What could it be?

Not a count: We don't count white cells on the pap smear. They are always present and the number is often high for no reason. Relax and get on with your life. ...Read more

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I got routine STI swab screening today similar to a Pap smear. Is it normal to feel burning sensation down there after? Felt fine before the exam.

No it is abnormal: If the vagina was a little dry, it may cause this sensation.If you don't have a new discharge and the sedation is subsiding,wait for test results. ...Read more

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Due a pap smear but just had vag swabs to test for thrush and sti's. Do i need to go again for pap smear or will swabs show same results a pap would?

Due a pap smear but just had vag swabs to test for thrush and sti's. Do i need to go again for pap smear or will swabs show same results a pap would?

Different test: A pap smear looks for atypical (pre-cancer) cells. Thrush is candida (yeast). Swabs look for bacterial or viral or yeast infections. You should get a pap smear, but wait a few weeks til your infection is resolved, as a recent infection could cause a falsely abnormal pap smear. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear and the doctor says my cervix is red. I have no sti's and I have already been vaccinated for hpv. What could be causing this?

Too ambiguous: I am sorry but the word 'red' in no way communicates a medical diagnosis or condition. I would direct this specific question to the physician who used those words. ...Read more

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I have no STIs, a clear pap smear , no birth control. i have been getting brown painful periods that last 2 wks my 1 and only Depo-Provera was 15 months ago?

I have no STIs, a clear pap smear , no birth control.  i have been getting brown painful periods that last 2 wks my 1 and only Depo-Provera was 15  months ago?

Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, i would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...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


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