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Smear Test Can T Find Cervix
Sometimes: Many things can make doing a pap smear difficult. If the uterus is severely tilted, displaced, or removed (partial or supra cervical hysterectomy); visualizing the cervix may be difficult. Relaxed vaginal walls, scarred or shortened cervix, or even body size are more common reasons for a "hidden" cervix. Most gyns know the tricks to find the cervix, just find one more stubborn than your cervix! ...Read more
Short Cervix: After a leep procedure, it is not unusual to have a shortened cervix that may be challenging for your doctor to evaluate. Unfortunately, how your body responds to the surgery is something that you may not have control of. If your pap smear has inadequate cells because of stenosis (closed cervix), some hormonal cream may be applied to facilitate the opening of the cervix. ...Read more
Smear test last wk hard to find cervix took 25mins now slight brown discharge after sex first time since smear last smear 6mts was normal?
Had smear test today, nurse said could see cells on outside of cervix but not to worry also caused some bleeding i'm so worried now could it be cancer?
No special concern: I'll bet the nurse saw the squamocolumnar junction on the visible portion of the cervix. This is common and means nothing, and is actually helpful as it means it's likely that the junction, which is important, will be examined well on the specimen. Bleeding isn't uncommon. I'm glad you are taking advantage of this important health screen. ...Read more
My doctor put a devise in to view my cervix, then took a swab, was this a smear test? It wasn’t mentioned and now I’m confused
Vaginal testing : Most likely, this was a Pap smear, but the swab could have been testing specifically for HPV or for certain STD’s. Please contact your doctor’s office and ask what test was performed. Try not to be intimidated by the medical system and don’t be afraid to ask what they are doing at every exam. ...Read more
I found a lump next to my cervix and have just had my second smear test. My results have come back abnormal again. I am a bit worried. What should I do?
I have irregular bleeding, pain an bleeding during sex and today when i had a smear test i bled when the nurse touched my cervix do I have cancer?
No necessarily.: Your symptoms can be caused by many other benign conditions. The pap smear was the right first step to as part of your work up. Most patients with cervical cancer will have an abnormal pap smear which should then be followed up with a colposcopy examination of the cervix with biopsies. Cervical cancer or pre cancerous condition known as dysplasia can be diagnosed by colposcopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have needle like pain in cervix with cramp and heavy flow on period. Like smear test discomfort. BG of PCOS and para 1. Age 37. New symptom. Thx.
Dr.Gyn, i did a biopsy of cervic or in the vagina and a pulp smear test , i 'm bleeding since thetest.It's been 4 days.How long doest it take to stop?
Soon: Hopefully, it is already reducing, if so, give it a few more days. ...Read more
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
Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal.bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. what could it be?thanks
Cervix not found by obgny i get pep-smear test done. My doctor had a hard time to locate my cervix. Is that normal and she said my vagina is very very deep. What is that mean? She said i was born like that. I'm 33 is that i'm not going to get pregnant.?
I : I really really don't like it when doctors don't explain themselves and scare the patient. First of all let me say you are fine. Your cervix is just hard to reach and is higher up than the average cervix. This is normal, just like a person is tall, short, has a crooked ear, or a bent nose. This has no bearing on your fertility (you have already had a baby!) the only issue is that it may be difficult to reach when getting a pap smear or hard to insert a device like an iud (form of birth control). Other than that it should pose no problem for you. ...Read more
I live in birmingham im 22 and i haven't had a smear test I've asked my nurse and she sed i don't need one till im 24 and a half cus im so young?
Age 21: Or when you've become sexually active. I think that the reason that women who have not yet become sexually active by age 21 are told to have them is that many of them actually are, and it's a face-saver. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
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