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What Kind Of Questions Will A Doctor Likely Ask At A Pap Smear Visit
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
Emancipated minor: State laws vary. In most states, minors (<18) are not emancipated unless they are pregnant. However, you should not have had a pap smear unless you are 21. For several years, it has not been recommended for younger patients to have paps regardless of when they began sexual intercourse because they are much more likely to clear the hpv and the hpv effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A doctor on here asked me why I had a Pap smear test done at 18... Aren't you supposed to have a Pap smear done once you're sexually active?
Recommendations: The recommendation guidelines were revised in 2006 to recommend initiation 3 years after the onset of sexual activity or age 21, whichever comes first. The former recommended age to start screening with pap smear was 18. This may be the cause for confusion. Thanks for following up and for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I recently just had a pap smear and the doctor asked me if i was a vergin o say no I have sex a lot but still have some of my hymen is this bad?
No: It's usual. Bits of the hymen stay around in most women well into married life, and i've seen remnants in women as they were becoming mothers. In fact, how much of the hymen can remain intact after repeated full penetration is now a contentious issue in child protection / sex abuse prosecution circles. You're normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did my regular pap smear exam and doctor asked me to do swab test which revealed in Gram stain that i have few puss cells and buddying yeast is seen?
Budding yeast: Since you have vaginal discharge and based on your report of budding yeast on the gram stain, you have vaginal candidiasis also known as a yeast infection. This is a fairly common condition and it is not an STD. It can be treated fairly easily, and I would ask your doctor for his recommendation/treatment. ...Read more
Ask the doctor: Most professionals still recommend getting a Pap once a year; though there are now many who consider you can go 1, 2, or even 3 years in some circumstances. The pros and cons are too long for this format: see what your doctor recommends. ...Read more
Depends...: Most doctors order pap smear and hpv test at the same time. Hpv is the virus that we now know causes cervical cancer. Depending on the results of the pap smear and hpv test combined, the doctor formulates how they want patients to follow up. Abnormal pap smear with the diagnosis of ascus and hpv negative has a about a 1% risk of progressing to a high grade dysplasia or cancer within one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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