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Would pap test show UTI or any infection? Had 2 pap tests w/ no bad results, still have bothersome thick discharge that changes in color, 1 yr now.

Would pap test show UTI or any infection? Had 2 pap tests w/ no bad results, still have bothersome thick discharge that changes in color, 1 yr now.

No, Pap is for Cance: Pap test is to look for cancer of the cervix. If you have problem with vaginal discharge, your gynecologist can give you antibiotics. But they may have to run some test to find out what kind of infection do you have? ...Read more

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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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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

What do abnormal pap test results mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

Not a standard abb.: Sprcs is not a standard abbreviation used on pap smears. If yiou can get a full copy of the report and post it for us, we could help. ...Read more

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How soon will I get the results of my pap test?

Varies-within a week: It varies of course, but most labs are able to return a test within a week, so check with your doctor if any questions. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long it takes for pap test results to come in?

Depends on lab: Depending on the lab your doc uses, it can be anywhere from 3-10 days. Sometimes longer. Call them to find out. ...Read more

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My pap test results were slightly abnormal what can this mean and is it serious?

Pap smear: Abnormalities are common , mild ones , like atypical cells of undetermined significance usually clear up on their own, can be related to inflammation. Other higher grade lesions are commonly associated with hpv and can be treated at the gynecologist's office. Your physician will probably have you repeat the pap smear to make sure the abnormality has cleared up. Take care! ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal result from my pap test. I would like some more information about the procedure needed to remove the bad cells.

I have had an abnormal result from my pap test. I would like some more information about the procedure needed to remove the bad cells.

Just follow?: At age 23, it would be unusual to require any procedure to remove bad cells from the cervix. If your doctor is recommending this, it may be helpful to get a 2nd opinion. You can repost your question with the pathology report from your colposcopy & cervical biopsies included in the question. If you're a smoker, stop now. Smoking decreases the chance that you'll clear this without treatment. ...Read more

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I need a pap test done but i'm always bleeding maybe a couple days it stops. Will they be able to do it n will the results be right?

I need a pap test done but i'm always bleeding maybe a couple days it stops. Will they be able to do it n will the results be right?

Bleeding: You need to find out why you are always bleeding. Depending on your provider you could arrange a walk in when bleeding stops. The result will take a few days to two weeks to be available depending again on the lab and availability of the pathologist. ...Read more