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Red Cervix Pap Smear
Will I end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is. I have had my IUD in for three years now. I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d
You: You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the pap smear to determine if the cerix is infected with a strain of hpv that would put you at a higher risk for cancer and sometimes a special examination of the cervix called a colposcopy is needed to double check the area. Thankfully, many, many women who have abnormal cells will not develop cancer. ...Read more
Cervix small part red dr said its nothing to worry cause my pap smear was good but I am having brownish discharge after period, the past 2 periods?
Spotting: Irregular spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
A wk b4 period I had bright red spotting. Doc said cervix was inflamed and did pap smear. Now I am 6 days late. -tive hometest. Could I be pregnant?
Possible, but: A negative test is pretty accurate. There are many things that can cause spotting and late period, so if you repeat the test and it is still negative, then it's probably due to something else. ...Read more
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
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
Last time I had a pap smear, my nurse commented that my cervix was "way back there." what does that mean?
About 6 months ago I was told during my pap smear that my cervix has started to close. What does that mean?
Normal: As some women get older their cervix starts to close and this is a normal process. This is called cervical stenosis if it closes more narrow than normal or completely closes. Sometimes the stenosis can be bad enough to impede menstrual flow and can cause increased cramping during menses. ...Read more
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
Can be normal: The cervix is normally white. What brought this up? ...Read more
HPV: The human papilloma virus is the cause of the vast majority of pap abnormalities. ...Read more
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
Your doc should: Have told u that sometimes it can bleed as long as he didn't see a lesion or tumor then the pap hopefully will be normal, it could come back abnormal, and sometimes bleeding can be from an undiagnosed std like chl or gc so the dco can run those 2 tests with the pap to make sure they are neg. ...Read more
Can having a tilted cervix make it harder to conceive? I just found out today when I was getting my pap smear
Can using a vibrator too rough days before Pap smear cause the results to be abnormal? If it does, does the cervix heals itself?
You'll be fine: It's easy to distinguish injury from instrumentation (including your enjoying your body) from the precancers that pap smears pick up. Don't worry. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more
I had a pap smear. My dr said I have pre-cancerous cells they found on my cervix. I am 30 years old. 3 kids by c-secton. What does this mean?
Did pap smear yesterday, inflamed & bleeding cervix. Will go back after a week. Is there any medication I can take to stop my cervix from bleeding??
Treat locally: Once a lesion of the cervix starts bleeding the chance is that it will not stop spontaneously. One could apply laser treatment to stop it or else some form of cauterization. The easiest way however is to have your physician place a clotting substance such as surgicell against the cervix which should cause enough clotting to stop any further bleeding. ...Read more
Pap Testing: Nope. There is absolutely no way this scenario would lead to an abnormal pap result. ...Read more
When doing a pap smear, if the dr touches the bristol with her fingers before inserting to swab cervix, can this cause abnormal results?
No: We can hope that the bristle touched a gloved hand. We can recognize glove material and powder. Even the keratinocytes on a bare hand will not cause confusion. ...Read more
Pap smear 61 years old no children not married. I have a narrowed cervix! I have extreme anxiety. How do I have this procedure go better for me.?
Drugs and PMR: Hello, Julie. For the day of the procedure, ask your primary care for a short prescription for an anti-anxiety medication to take 30 minutes before the procedure. In addition, You can practice daily the most effective manual way to relax body & mind: Progressive muscle relaxation. On itunes, Beth Salcedo, MD offers a 20 minute guided PMR download, but there are many guided PMR CDs to choose from. ...Read more
Result of PAP smear:
Blood on cervix can be seen in time of period, can be seen because cervix has erosions or ulcers.
Evaluation of your pap smear is very important to rule out cervical intraepithelial lesion, low or high grade. Endometrial cells in women after 40 y. Should be reported for appropriate follow up (to rule out endometrial hyperplasia or neoplasia). ...Read more