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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. ...Read more

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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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What doctor do I see for a physical and pap smear?

What doctor do I see for a physical and pap smear?

Family doctor: A family medicine doctor would be able to do both a complete physical and a pap smear for you. Internal medicine physicians are also qualified to perform pap smears, but many don't do them routinely; this varies among providers. ...Read more

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My gyn doc did a pap smear and said I bled during scraping - I could see blood as he spread it on smear plate, he said it won't obscure result. True?

My gyn doc did a pap smear and said I bled during scraping - I could see blood as he spread it on smear plate, he said it won't obscure result. True?

Is True: The Pap Smear examines the types of cells present on a glass slide. The additional blood cells can easily be distinguished from the other cell types on the slide. It is true that your results will not be affected. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Usually not: It can vary based on your insurance plan. A lot of patients use their OB as their primary care doctor. The reverse is true as well. A lot of primary care docs do routine pap smears. ...Read more

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Ok few weeks I when to see my ob/gyn doctor n had my regular pap smear what i'm concern I test it positive for herpes the doctor told it since I had for years but what im concern I never had n out break why is that.?

Ok few weeks I when to see my ob/gyn doctor n had my regular pap smear what i'm concern I test it positive for herpes the doctor told it since I had for years but what im concern I never had n out break why is that.?

Good immunity: There is wide variability in the frequency of recurrences. Good immune response is important in keeping outbreaks in check. Even though you do not have outbreaks you can still transmit infection, advise your sexual partner and use barrier protection. Consult the site below for more info. http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/herpes_recurrences.htm. ...Read more

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For 7 weeks after pap smear, mainly vulva pain with urethra pain. Doc said probable nerve injury. Any treatment? Chance of recovery? What doc to see?

For 7 weeks after pap smear, mainly vulva pain with urethra pain. Doc said probable nerve injury. Any treatment? Chance of recovery? What doc to see?

Urogynecologist: By the description it is hard to know what might be going on. If you are having urethral and vulvar pain and the doctor is thinking a nerve problem then a urogynecologist is probably your next step. ...Read more

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Can a tampon to get into the uterus after having intercourse many times? Is it possible for a doc to miss (not see) a lost tampon during a pap smear?

Can a tampon to get into the uterus after having intercourse many times? Is it possible for a doc to miss (not see) a lost tampon during a pap smear?

Tampons and Doctors: No. A tampon could not get into the uterus. But, tampons can get pushed up under the back of the cervix and get forgotten. A gynecologist who knows you are worried about his can take extra efforts to make sure your vagina is empty on their vaginal exam. ...Read more

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Had a pap smear done and doctor said she didnt see any bacteria or yeast in the discharge so does that mean no stds like trich and things like that?

Had a pap smear done and doctor said she didnt see any bacteria or yeast in the discharge so does that mean no stds like trich and things like that?

Other tests needed: Pap smear plus exam of vaginal fluid picks up some but not all STDs. It sounds like you don't have bacterial vaginosis, yeast, or trichomonas, but if you also need labs tests of vaginal fluid to check for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests for HIV and syphilis, and sometimes others. Probably these were done, but If in doubt clarify with the doctor or clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

The : The doctor may be referring to a mucosal skin tag or a pedunculated polyp. The best way to address the bleeding during intercourse is to see the specialist as recommended. That provider can determine what it is and provide an appropriate solution. Take care. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more