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Besides papsmear tests, what else can be used to detect cervical cancer?

Besides papsmear tests, what else can be used to detect cervical cancer?

Biopsy, lab test: A thorough physical exam is essential including pelvic exam, sometimes under anesthesia. Sometimes pap smears are suspicious, then a biopsy is needed. A lab test called a ca-125 can be helpfull but is not always positive. Once a diagnosis is made further tests need to be done before a plan of treatment is set up. ...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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Can only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or do other tests show them as well?

Can only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or do other tests show them as well?

Cervical biopsy...: A pap test is designed to screen for both dysplasia (precancer) and cancer of the cervix. If a patient has an abnormal pap test, then a tissue biopsy of the cervix may be performed. A biopsy will help to further classify the disease process and to confirm the findings of the pap test. ...Read more

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Do only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or can other tests show them as well?

Do only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or can other tests show them as well?

Pap is best: Pap smears are the best way to find a small cervix cancer. There are now some additional teatsbthat can be dine with the pap smear sample that can detect infections with high risk hpv. Larger cancers can sometimes be seen or felt on a pelvic examination or on imaging studies. ...Read more

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Pap smear test result is Mild Inflammtory cervical smear. I want to know what does it's mean. Pls reply to me. .

Pap smear test result is Mild Inflammtory cervical smear. I want to know what does it's mean. Pls reply to me. .

This report is norma: Inflammatory cells are white cells which roam around in our body. So you do not need to worry about this report. Pap is done as a screen for Cervix Cancer. So we look for atypical cells or any precancer like changes, but you do not have any of that in your report. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease be found through a cervical biopsy or pap smear test?

Can Crohn's disease be found through a cervical biopsy or pap smear test?

No.: A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It does not detect crohn's disease. If you suspect you have crohn's disease, you can discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Do pap smears only test for cervical cancer or other types too?

Do pap smears only test for cervical cancer or other types too?

Uterine CA also.: The main purpose today is to spot cervical cancer. But abnormal uterine lining cells will also show up sometimes. In fact, the original purpose of the pap smear was to find uterine cancer! see more about the history of this amazing lifesaver, an explanation for some of the changes, and its wonderful pioneer nicholas papanicolaou here: http://www. Ama-assn. Org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsa0903.Htm. ...Read more

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My cervical pap smear test report is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy with sever inflammatory smear dr. Plz say about treatment?

My cervical pap smear test report is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy with sever inflammatory smear dr. Plz say about treatment?

Your GYN can help: There is nothing to worry about. You may need a short course of antibiotics in case there is vaginal infection (ask your gynecologist about it.
But the main purpose of pap is to make sure you do not have cancer of the cervix or precancer conditions caused by hpv. In that regard you should be happy that it is all well. ...Read more

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If your pap smear results have been ASCUS for 4 yrs and colposcopy is normal could you have cervical cancer one year after your last test?

If your pap smear results have been ASCUS for 4 yrs and colposcopy is normal could you have cervical cancer one year after your last test?

Cervical cancer: Truly anything is possible but unlikely. With that many ASCUS paps I would request my slides be sent to a different pathology group for review. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have cervical cancer or get in future because of having sex at 17yrs. I'm 18 now. What test other than pap smear to check for myage?

Is it possible that I have cervical cancer or get in future because of having sex at 17yrs. I'm 18 now. What test other than pap smear to check for myage?

Not yet: Cervical cancer is often caused by one of the
papilloma viruses. Unprotected sexual contacts can lead to cervical inflammation, later to cancer. Get the human papilloma virus vaccine now. ...Read more

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The doc gave me a pap smear and told me that my cervix and uterus weren't soft enough to determine pregnancy. 3 preg. Tests say that I am. Could I be?

The doc gave me a pap smear and told me that my cervix and uterus weren't soft enough to determine pregnancy. 3 preg. Tests say that I am. Could I be?

Makes no sense: Pregnancy can not be determined by the softness of the cervix in any reliable way. A simple urine pregnancy test can be done to answer the question. If you have three positive pregnancy tests then you are pregnant. Clarify what your doctor meant because this does not seem like a very confusing situation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are pap-smear/ cervical smear like?

Please tell me what are pap-smear/ cervical smear like?

Pelvic exam: It can be part of a routine pelvic / gynecologic exam. The feet are placed in footrests, a speculum is placed into the vagina, then a small brush is used to collect some cells from the mouth of the uterus (the cervix). ...Read more

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If a Pap smear didn't contain cervical cells, would t say inadequate sample and make you redo it?

If a Pap smear didn't contain cervical cells, would t say inadequate sample and make you redo it?

PAP report: Yes, the PAP smear report would indicate whether or not the specimen was adequate for them to analyze. If not, then the procedure would have to be repeated, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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Had a Pap smear and it didn't hurt. Would the report say if the sample was adequate? Can they see if there are cervical cells on the sample?

Had a Pap smear and it didn't hurt. Would the report say if the sample was adequate? Can they see if there are cervical cells on the sample?

PAP report: PAP smears should never really hurt, so I am happy to hear you have a great healthcare provider. Yes, the PAP smear report would indicate whether or not the specimen was adequate for them to analyze. ...Read more

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Do you find out the stage of cervical cancer by papsmear?

Do you find out the stage of cervical cancer by papsmear?

Not exactly: This is a picture of a pap smear. The pap can pick up abnormal cervical cells which may lead to a diagnosis of cin, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. This is a marker for early cervical cancer and leads to more testing. If cervical cancer is diagnosed, the actual stage is determined by imaging and surgery. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Yes: Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups.

During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more

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What can cause a visible "lesion" on the cervix during a pap smear?

Await Path report: If Pap smear was done, a path report will be available in less than a week from your doctor. Long list of possibilities from benign, scar, infection and, of course, cancer. All of these can be managed well in 2014 so be patient while the report is brewing. ...Read more

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I am 63 should I still get pap smears or any kind of cervical check up?

I am 63 should I still get pap smears or any kind of cervical check up?

New ACOG rules: The most recent American College of OB GYN (ACOG) organization's rules are for pap smears every three years except for patients who are your age, and have had 3 negative consecutive previous pap smears, or the cervix/uterus has been surgically removed. If you have had a previous history of multiple abnormal pap smears with an intact cervix/uterus, continued MD pap follow up would be prudent. ...Read more

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I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

Needs further eval: I assume this means that the doctor doing the pap smear saw a lesion on the cervix during the pelvic exam. Such a lesion could be a cancer, a benign polyp, a wart, a prolapsed fibroid, or another condition. The pap smear may give some clues to the diagnosis, but most often another special exam called a colposcopy with a specific biopsy of the lesion will be needed to make sure it is not cancer. ...Read more

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I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

Call your doc: You may need cultures to r/o infection, even with a discharge u can do a thin prep or sure path pap. ...Read more

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Can having multiple pap smears over the course of 3 weeks cause bad cervical pain and spotting in the 4th week?

Not likely: Pap smears are not likely to cause any particular problem. But there is no reason to have pap smears that frequently. ...Read more

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What does missing component of cervix mean in pap smear result?

You mean missing end: Endo cervical componenet that means they were no endocervical cells seen I assume that is what u mean, when u do a pap u get cells form the outside of the cx. And up teh endo cx. ...Read more

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At my pap smear the dr said when he touched my cervix it bled easily. What can cause this?

Ask the doctor: Your own doctor can probaly answer this better. Normally a cervix would not bleed unless the procedure was more vigorous than unsually done. But do follow up with your gynecologist and check the pap results with him/her. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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