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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?
If smear test was: Recently, then the brown discharge could be some old blood from the pap and exam. Keep an eye on it. Follow up with your doctor regarding your 6 month pap result, and discuss any persistent problems, such as discharge/bleeding with him/her. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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?
HARD TO TELL: Your doctor will clarify what is the meaning of abnormal and the course of action. There are different abnormals some the body will solve some will need some treatment. Just make sure you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
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 more
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 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
You mean pap smear?: Possibly cervical bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Smear test was ok, bacteriological one too, I sill have chronic cervicitis. What could be causing it?
I have chickened out of having a smear test last july and keep getting reminder letters. Should I go now?
Yes: The pap smear checks the cells on your cervix to see if they are normal or not. It really is a safe and reliable way to keep yourself safe, and I highly recommend you have it done at whatever interval is right for you. And if you do have problem cells on your cervix it is much better to find them early when they can easily be treated. ...Read more
Is 4 years to long to wait for a smear test? Can I request 1 sooner from my doctors? What are the symptoms?
Pap smear: You should get these more often at your age. Ask. ...Read more
I had my first smear test Tuesday this week ever since them I have been bleeding should I go back to the doctors.
Bleeding: Your bleeding is probably traumatic. If it doesn't resolve in a couple of days you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
I feel tired most of the time I've just had a smear test and came back wiv I've got high grade dyskarosis does that make me tired?
Cervical dyskarosis (dysplasia) should not make a patient
tired. This is a premalignant lesion and is localized to the cervix. It's caused by human papilloma virus. ...Read more
Can not having right angle during sex hurt? He is a virgin I don't hurt smear test or anything. He instead is putting pressure I think
Sexual positions: Can be delightful and fun...pain should not play a rule. Remember- outercourse is just as important as intercourse and you BOTH should be wet and lubricated. Spending 15-20 minutes on foreplay and change positions so that both partners are smiling. I am not sure what you mean by right angle- please clarify. ...Read more
Hi, I had pop smear test last week and now I am reading the test result but it made me a little worried it said the endocervical cells are present.
Hi I had a smear test like I do every year usually its normal smear but this time my result is normal smear reactive endocervical cells explain pls?
Benign: That usually means there was some degree of inflammatory activity at the cervix when the pap smear was taken. That is often seen when there is an infection such as an std or more likely, an overgrowth of yeast, whether or not that woman has any symptoms of infection or of yeast. That finding usually does not require any additional work-up or concern except possibly a cervical culture. ...Read more
Had a smear test today. The nurse said everything seemed to look ok but to wait for results. What's the chances they'll come back normal? Very worried
Assuming PAP Smear?: No reason to worry unless you went into the test with reasons for such. Stay calm, think positive and just see what becomes of it. If you have an abnormal pap, there are many treatments and not all is "doom". It think you are going to be surprised with a less than very serious outcome. Hope so! Stay in touch with your pcp or gyn over this. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi I done a smear test and it says I have cni3, its been 2 weeks after done a surgery to remove it. Is there any chance for me to have kids : (? Thanks
Our whole goal always in situations like this is to get rid of the disease and to preserve fertility.
Of course, with it only being a short time after your procedure, you are going to want to heal up -- your doctor may even want to check on the treated area before giving you the green light.
After that, though, trying for a pregnancy is fair game! Just keep up with paps to watch for recurrence! ...Read more
My smear test say atypical squamous cells and I was told to come back in 6 months for another test. Gyny told me it is most prpbable due to inflmmation?
I've two abortions- 13years ago. I have had 2 'borderline' changes from a smear test, followed by an 'abnormal' result. Is thete a linl between the two?
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