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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

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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My question is can an IUD cause abnormal pap smears?

My question is can an IUD cause abnormal pap smears?

Probably not: But you should ask your gyn just to be sure. Abnormal Pap smears can be caused by vaginal inflammation or infection, but not with IUD's.

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Can you get a abnormal pap due to IUD being taken out from your body?

Can you get a abnormal pap due to IUD being taken out from your body?

No: Abnormal pap smears are caused by hpv or human papillomavirus. Hpv is very common and nearly 80% of us will acquire a strain of it in our lifetimes. Fortunately, most peaople will clear hpv without the need for intervention. Close follow-up is required to ensure that the abnormal cells resolve rather than progress. If your pap was abnormal after iud removal, it was likely just coincidental.

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I just had a pap and IUD removal. The doctor said my pap was abnormal. Is this because of my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

I just had a pap and IUD removal. The doctor said my pap was abnormal. Is this because of my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Not necessarily: While IUD may induce some inflammation and affect the PAP result, the nature of the abnormality is not known from your message. Was the PAP tested for HPV? If not you may wish to find that out. Depending on the severity of the abnormality you may be just followed, referred for colposcopy or treated for inflammation, depending on the results.

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Blood work, pap all done nothing has came up.? Irregular heavy periods dr wants to put in an iud? Any other options? Can't take bc pills. Hbp.

Blood work, pap all done nothing has came up.? Irregular heavy periods dr wants to put in an iud? Any other options? Can't take bc pills. Hbp.

Bleeding irregularly: Depending on your desire for future fertility, an excellent option would be a uterine ablation if you are finished with having children. It is safe, quick, and with little to no downtime.

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I have an IUD inserted in may, I stopped spotting last month. I got a pap smear on tues and I haven't stopped heavily bleeding. Is this normal?

I have an IUD inserted in may, I stopped spotting last month. I got a pap smear on tues and I haven't stopped heavily bleeding. Is this normal?

No: You need to call your ob/gyn quickly - you may have had some movement or irritation to the iud during the pap. If something was biopsied during the pap, then you may bleed, but biopsies are not a routine part of a pap smear.

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Why is it necessary for me to have a normal pap smear result in order to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?

Why is it necessary for me to have a normal pap smear result in order to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?

Not sure: I am not sure who told you that you should have normal pap smear for Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. The only reason would be that if you do have abnormal pap smear and undergo further work up and treatment, the iud may just interfere with that, but other than that, abnormal pap smear is not a contraindication.

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Dec 20 had hysteroscopy d&c pap and IUD inserted. Jan6 got infection. Still bleeding pain etc... Should I be looking at a total hysterectomy?

Dec 20 had hysteroscopy d&c pap and IUD inserted. Jan6 got infection. Still bleeding pain etc... Should I be looking at a total hysterectomy?

Big jump: Perhaps there are more details that what you mention but that seems like a very dramatic step. Probably it would be best to schedule a visit and discuss your options one on one.

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I have had an IUD in for two years with no problems. I had my annual pap/pelvic exam two weeks ago. Been spotting deep red blood ever since. Trouble?

I have had an IUD in for two years with no problems. I had my annual pap/pelvic exam two weeks ago. Been spotting deep red blood ever since. Trouble?

IUD and bleeding: The iud makes the lining thin. It may make your cycles irregular or the iud may have been manipulated with the examination, if you are comfortable using the iud as a birth control method, I would monitor the bleeding and see your doctor if it continues to be irregular.

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How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, I just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, I just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

The: The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21. Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment" you should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated. Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital. Good luck.

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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.

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Can hormone changes cause abnormal paps?

Can hormone changes cause abnormal paps?

Unlikely: The pap smear is strictly to detect abnormal cervical cells caused by hpv. So hormones do not play any role in abnormal paps.

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Hello, I was recently given a diagnosis of high grade abnormal cells at my last pap. Is is possible for warts to cause this? I have many details..

Hello, I was recently given a diagnosis of high grade abnormal cells at my last pap. Is is possible for warts to cause this? I have many details..

HealthTap review: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and provide a meaningful answer.

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What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

Many causes: Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins.

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Can menopause cause pap to come back abnormal?

Can menopause cause pap to come back abnormal?

Sometimes: It is not uncommon for the atrophic changes of menopause with relation to the cervix to be the cause of an abnormal appearing result. Usually, the person interpreting the pap will have made note of the menopausal status as a qualifier to the result. Regardless, if you have an abnormal pap smear (and in the setting of abnormal discharge and pain) you need further evaluation.

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I had an abortion 5 weeks before my pap smear. My results came back abnormal. Could this be the cause?

I had an abortion 5 weeks before my pap smear. My results came back abnormal. Could this be the cause?

Unlikely: It would have helped to know the actual report, however, you need to follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. The abortion, 5 weeks earlier is not a likely cause of the abnormal result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.

Dr. Miguel Cano
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