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Can an abnormal pap smear be due to candida?

Can an abnormal pap smear be due to candida?

See below: Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


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Pap smear reveals mainly superficial and intermediate squamous epithelial cells. Few endocervical cells and marked leukocytosis with candida buds?

Pap smear reveals mainly superficial and intermediate squamous epithelial cells. Few endocervical cells and marked leukocytosis with candida buds?

ABNORMAL PAP: ABNORMAL PAP, secondary to yeast infection. Follow up with your doctor for treatment. Then recheck pap at a later date ...Read more

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My last vaginal swab showed candida and leucocytes. I had an abnormal Pap smear last year. Are the white blood cells anything to worry about?

Have STD tests: Leukocytes (WBC) are usually not prominent with yeast infection (Candida) and often are evidence of other infections, especially STDs. Ask for testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas if not yet done. What kind of abnormal pap? If any doubt, talk to doctor about possible cervical biopsy to re-check for cancer or pre-cancerous changes, which also can cause increased leukocytes. ...Read more

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Can my abnormal pap test be the result of an untreated yeast infection or uti?

NO: A pap test looks for cervical cancer or abnormal cells. Yeast or bladder infections will not affect the cells in your cervix. ...Read more

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Normal pap 2 yrs back. Did pap today. Doc told inflammed cervix. Being treated for yeast infection. Will pap test be normal? Reason for inflammed cervix?

Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read more

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I am 19 and sexually active for 2 years. When should I get a pap test? I have persistent yeast infection and late periods, can it be caused by HPV's?

I am 19 and sexually active for 2 years. When should I get a pap test? I have persistent yeast infection and late periods, can it be caused by HPV's?

Now: In the US, the usual pattern starts with first sexual activity or by age 21. HPV strains differ in their effect on your system. The pap smear is one way to monitor the effect of related strains. The genital wart strains would produce visible warts on most infected persons. HPV would not be a common cause of cycle changes or yeast infections. ...Read more

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Took pap smear test. Had yeast and gardnerella. Not on control pills. Been 5 days when prds were due. Only pink creamy discharge. Prgncy test -ve.?

Light menses: Probably just a light period...If pregnancy test negative, would not be too concerned...If not trying to get pregnant, reccomend bc. ...Read more

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Took pap smear test. Had yeast and gardnerella. Not on control pills. Been 5 days when prds were due. Only pink creamy discharge. Prgncy test -ve.?

Yes: If there is an;y question about pregnancy, it is always worthwhile to have a test. The discharge could be a result of the infections which you should get treated for. Then you will just to see what happens to your periods. ...Read more

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I did my regular pap smear exam and doctor asked me to do swab test which revealed in Gram stain that I have few puss cells and buddying yeast is seen?

Budding yeast: Since you have vaginal discharge and based on your report of budding yeast on the gram stain, you have vaginal candidiasis also known as a yeast infection. This is a fairly common condition and it is not an STD. It can be treated fairly easily, and I would ask your doctor for his recommendation/treatment. ...Read more

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Went for pap smear. Gyn said "well it doesn't look horrible" That was it. I know I have yeast inf but what did she mean by what she said? I'm stressing.

Went for pap smear. Gyn said "well it doesn't look horrible" That was it. I know I have yeast inf but what did she mean by what she said? I'm stressing.

Relax.: We try sometimes to be funny, & don't succeed. (If we were great comedians, we wouldn't have had to go to med school). So, I expect she was trying to make you comfortable. Next time, before you leave & worry, ask her to clarify. Call tomorrow & ask her to clarify anyway, to be sure of her meaning. A PAP smear result will take a week or so, & can be abnormal though you had a normal exam today. ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection affect a pap smear reading?

Sometimes it does: Vaginal yeast infections differ in severity, such as mild, moderate, etc..., and so they cause different amounts of inflammation on the surfaces of the cervix and vagina. Sometimes there is enough inflammation to make a pap smear harder to read. In those cases, after treating the yeast infection, a doctor may choose to repeat a pap smear at some time, depending on the cervical cancer risk factors. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear not yeast infection, what to do?

Abnormal pap smear not yeast infection, what to do?

More info needed: There are different kinds of abnormal cells that can be reported on a pap smear. Decision about the next step in management depends on what type of abnormal cells were detected. Find out what type of cells were reported, and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap smear not yeast infection, what to do?

Follow up: Talk to your doctor. You will need a colposcopy. That is where they put some vinegar on your cervix and take a closer look using a special type of microscope. ...Read more

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Pap smear came back slightly abnormal a typical cells and a yeast infection and I'm 21 does it sound vey serious?

May need repeat pap: Sometimes during an infection, a pap smear may show abnormal atypical cell, you may need to repeat the pap smear after infection is over. ...Read more

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Severe yeast infection (blood, swelling, cuts - not herpes), 3 weeks later pap smear. Could the severe yeast infection have caused an abnormal pap?

No: Hpv, human papilloma virus, is the entity that causes abnormal pap smears. The yeast infection could cause inflammation in the vagina and cervix, but not the changes that the pap smear is designed to detect. At 22 yrs old, it's normal to come in contact with hpv, most women have. I'm sorry to hear about your yeast infection, hope the treatment is working! ...Read more

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Onset of symptoms of yeast infection started 2 hours after pap smear. Possible that I got infected at gynae's clinic through contact at exam table?

Onset of symptoms of yeast infection started 2 hours after pap smear. Possible that I got infected at gynae's clinic through contact at exam table?

No, not likely: Everybody has yeast in tiny amounts. A problem occurs if one's yeast grows too much and starts causing symptoms (then we call it a yeast infection). Yeast overgrowth or infection probably takes a few days to develop. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear done like a month ago it was normal no yeast infection no hpv but I have this small bump on my vagina and no hiv?

Need more info: How big the lump? What is the location of the lump? Is is painful? Is it growing? If you have no other symptoms you may watch and wait. If the lump doubles in size, ulcerates, becomes painful, bleeds or other lumps appear, see your doctor. Otherwise you may wait till you see your doctor for your regular appointment.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more

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Had a pap smear done and doctor said she didn't see any bacteria or yeast in the discharge so does that mean no stds like trich and things like that?

Had a pap smear done and doctor said she didn't see any bacteria or yeast in the discharge so does that mean no stds like trich and things like that?

Other tests needed: Pap smear plus microscopical exam of vaginal fluid picks up some but not all STDs. It sounds like you don't have bacterial vaginosis, yeast, or trichomonas, but if at risk you also need labs tests of vaginal fluid to check for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests for HIV and syphilis, and sometimes others. Probably these were done, but If in doubt clarify with the doctor or clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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My pap smear comes out negative buy my boyfriend came out with hpv-genital warts. I get a yeast everytime we have sex... What should I do?

My pap smear comes out negative buy my boyfriend came out with hpv-genital warts. I get a yeast everytime we have sex... What should I do?

Get regular paps: The strains of HPV that cause the warts that are troubling your boyfriend are different from the ones that cause precancer on the pap smear. Just comply with therapy and if you get benign warts or pap smear changes, we can fix things for you. I'm glad you have each other. ...Read more

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What STD's can be detected by a pap smear? How long does it take for results? Does Pap smear show yeast bacterial vaginosis as well? Hiv? UTI?

What STD's can be detected by a pap smear? How long does it take for results? Does Pap smear show yeast bacterial vaginosis as well? Hiv? UTI?

See below: PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a couple of weeks. Not finding these in a PAP smear does not exclude these infections. PAP does not reveal HIV. If you have a concern, you should see a doctor and get specific tests for the particular infection in question.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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Constant vaginal irritation, itching and burning. Negative for yeast, Bv, std, and HSV but I'm too young for pap smear. What could it be?

Constant vaginal irritation, itching and burning. Negative for yeast, Bv, std, and HSV but I'm too young for pap smear. What could it be?

Skin irritation?: If you have been to a doctor who checked the discharge for a variety of causes and all are negative then you may have irritation of the skin that causes the itchy and burning sensation. Take a look at the soaps, detergents and sprays you use on your body as well as the type of condoms, lotions or oils. Try unscented products and follow up with your health care provider. ...Read more

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PAP smear showed cervical inflammation. Age 63, not sexually active. No STD's. 2 severe yeast infections in last month w/UTI. Cancer possible?

PAP smear showed cervical inflammation. Age 63, not sexually active. No STD's. 2 severe yeast infections in last month w/UTI. Cancer possible?

Possible: Diane, always "possible" but in your case more likely due to the recent infections. If it was cancerous, pathology would have other suggestive findings such as atypical cells, etc. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more


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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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