Doctor insights on:
Why A Colonoscopy Is Scheduled After An Abnormal Pap Smear
Abnormal clls on PAP: This likely means that there are abnormal cells on your pap smear, and that colposcopy found nothing. But you will need and hopefully got a cervical biopsy during your colposcopy, and another pap next year at the earliest if your biopsy was negative. It is not normal, but it probably does not have enough evidence that there is neoplasia/pre-cancer. Keep close follow-up with your dr. To be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more
Colposcopy.: If your pap smear is abnormal, you are scheduled for colposcopy to see where the abnormal lesion is on your cervix. Acetic acid is added and the lesion shows up as a white patch. Then a procedure like cone or leep biopsy is done and this is examined by a pathologist, who evaluates the lesion. Depending on the result, the next step is determined by you and you doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had an abnormal pap smear. Would an undetected pregnancy cause it? I have to have a colposcopy done and I nervous about the result.
Abnormal pap: Abnormal paps are caused by inflammation, viruses or aging not pregnancy. You should have a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the abnormal pap and plan appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs follow-up: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I am not military, but this should not interfere with your ability to serve effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?
- Why do you need a colonoscopy after abnormal pap?
- How long after a woman is infected with hpv can she develop an abnormal pap?
- Reasons why a pap smear is abnormal
- Is it normal to bleed for 4 days after a pap smear?
- Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?
- Can a uti cause an abnormal pap smear?
- Is lower back pain common after a pelvic and pap smear?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free