why a colonoscopy is scheduled after an abnormal pap smear

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

I had an abnormal pap and know my doctor recommends a colonoscopy. Why would this recommended?

If there is Cx

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Cancer, assessing bladder and rectum part of staging, in that invasion of either upstages, changes treatment options. Speak with Gyn-Onc about your Dx and your treatment options. If not invasive Cervix, no clear reason for bowel look at 20, unless they detected blood.
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Left lower abd pain. Pap, blood, colonoscopy, stool, ct scan normal. Left arm pit pain, left neck node swollen and throbbing tongue. OVAR CA poss?

Complicated

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There are so many symptoms and signs that are probably not connected, I would continue working with your doctor or get a second opinion. You have a CT scan with is neg. I assume it is of your pelvis. This would at least give us reassurance of no pelvic mass such as a Ovarian cancer. Left lower quadrant pain could be, muscle, ureter, bladder, uterus, colon, hip, kidney.
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8 months post c-sec and pressure in lower abd. norm pelvic ult. norm ct abd/pelvis & colonoscopy & norm PAP, feels 'gassy' like pressure all the time?

Will get better

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If all tests are normal most likely you developed adhesions , once settles you will get better , speak to your doctor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

what is an abnormal pap smear?

Needs follow-up

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There are various grades of abnormalities on PAP smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal PAP smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy.
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What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

PAP smear

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Definition of abnormal PAP smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal PAP smear should be taken seriously and the OBGYN should be contacted immediately.
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What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

Many causes

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inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to HPV changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!!, and infectoins
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Could lipomas cause an abnormal pap smear?

No

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A lipoma is a fatty tumor and it would not affect a pap smear.
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Dr. Sameer Gupta answered:

Does an abnormal pap smear mean I have HPV?

Depends

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Abnormal PAP smear can be due to low grade infection also. HPV testing can be done to find and confirm HPV infection
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Can an abnormal pap smear be due to candida?

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Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends on severity

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Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. HPV testing may be warranted. If abnormality is high grade, it may require colposcopic examination and biopsy.
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