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Sex Before Pap Smear Change Results
Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal
No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix. If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: absolutely not. PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis of the presence of papillomavirus infection in your past. A prior infection puts you at increased risk of cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally: The purpose of a pap smear is to find precancerous cells so the problem can be remedied. This is not precancerous. If your chlamydia test and gonnerea tests were negative, you have no pain or discharge, it the pathologists way if saying "there could be an infection, we're not sure" it doesn't mean there is one and most often not. Generally it's an incidental finding. ...Read more
Pap smear result is reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation (includes typical repair)?
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. Should I be worried?
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. What does that mean?
Hello i had sex today ( oct 30 friday)and i have an appointment for a pap smear test on tuesday in the afternoon will this affect my results?
No : That will not affect the pap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pap smear result shows reactive cellular changes. Does this indicate hpv? Also shows moderate inflammation.Followup recommended. What does this mean
Can sex cause my pap smear test results of cells to come back low grade, not normal. Will having sex make it worse or does it have to affect on cells.
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