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When You First Start Taking The Depo Shot Is A Pap Smear Required
I have no STIs, a clear pap smear , no birth control. i have been getting brown painful periods that last 2 wks my 1 and only Depo-Provera was 15 months ago?
Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, i would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more
I am 38yrs old and have been having brown vaginal discharge 2wks after my period-no odor, normal pap back in may. My previous period was light. I had my tubal ligation 1yr ago and before that was taking Depo-Provera shot but currently not on any other con
Is it ok to start using depo before a pelvic exam or Pap smear?
And what should one do to prevent bone loss on depo?
Yes: Yes. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will not affect your pelvic exam or Pap smear. Bone density that is lost while taking Depo is likely to be recovered naturally once Depo is stopped. Your risk of fracture as you age will be similar to that of someone who never took Depo. That said, you can help prevent bone loss by exercising and getting adequate calcium. ...Read more
I did my pap test today same day as I was due for my 4th Depo-Provera will the pap test interfere with the effectiveness of Depo-Provera If I have intercourse for now?
PAP: Hi, no your pap is not going to interfere with your Depo shot ...Read more
Have small bumps near opening of cervix. Had normal pap two months ago. No discharge. I also stopped Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) in january. Could these be normal?
To make sure it is n: Normal because if it is not, and if it is highly abnormal u may need a leep cone while pregnant which is high risk and u would want to do that early and if ithe pap is not that bad you would just need a colposcopy and no further treatment except u need closer monitoring lke another pap at 3-6 months and a pap at your 6 weeks check instread of a yr from your 1st trimester pap if it is normal. ...Read more
One pap smear said it was BV then another months later said it was trich. Could he of just been wrong the first time?
Paps & infection Dx.: Pap smears are very helpful in providing a preliminary identification of a potential vaginal infection. However, it is often necessary to do further testing like a wet prep(smear) to view the offending organism under the microscope to provide a conclusive diagnosis. In your case, you could also have acquired the trichomonas infection separately after the first was properly treated. See a GYN MD ...Read more
I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?
Likely had it: At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts.In the pre-vaccine era, up to 70% of women tested positive in their early 20's. There are also other HPV strains not in the previous vaccines (2 or 4 strain).A new 9 strain vaccine may be available in the near future.You can be asymptomatic with HPV for yrs ...Read more
I was 21 and a virgin when I got my first pap smear. Am I still a Virgin after taking the pap smear?
Yes: You are a virgin until you have intercourse with a partner. Using a tampon or inserting a finger, does not change that. ...Read more
I just had a Pap smear and afterwards felt like I was going to pass out and got nausous.. Not my first pap, why did this happen?
Hypotension: When you have a procedure like this, an automatic message goes into the brain. The brain processes this message to decide whether some form of adjustment is necessary. This is how we adapt to any form of stress. Because the processing by your brain was abnormal, your adaptive adjustment was also abnormal. The easiest way to do this is by poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar and sweeteners. ...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
Do I have to consult a GP before going for a pap smear? Is it recommended that I first consult with a GP?
Pap testing: An advanced practice nurse, a "GP", or a GYN provider can do pap smears. Anyone who is qualified to do pap smears should be able to discuss aspects of this test. ...Read more
After i got a pap smear done i've been bleeding, not spotting, but bleeding. Is that normal?This is the first time it happens. What can the problem be
It happens : When a pap smear is done the top layer of cells are sort of scraped off. For some this can cause some bleeding. Hopefully you were tested for infection at the same time as your pap. Infection can make bleeding more common. This usually stops in a day or two. If not the schedule a follow up visit. ...Read more
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