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

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

If there is Cx: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Can't bm w/o suppository for 9 wks..nothing found w colonoscopy, waiting on CT results..could this be related to my abnormal pap/ASCUS?

Can't bm w/o suppository for 9 wks..nothing found w colonoscopy, waiting on CT results..could this be related to my abnormal pap/ASCUS?

No: Your bowel movements are not related to your cervix. Please try drinking enough water so that your urine is dilute and watery, to ensure proper hydration. You should also try a fiber laxative such as Metamucil. It may take a while for your bowel to get rid of the habit of suppository. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Yes indeed: Before pap smears, about 30, 000 women in the us died of cancer of the cervix each year. If you do not want to be one of them (and it is a gruesome way to die), get appropriate follow-up. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

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 more

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Can hormone changes cause abnormal paps?

Can hormone changes cause abnormal paps?

Unlikely: The pap smear is strictly to detect abnormal cervical cells caused by hpv. So hormones do not play any role in abnormal paps. ...Read more

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Pap smear came back abnormal, what to do?

Pap smear came back abnormal, what to do?

Follow-up: It depends on what category of abnormal result it is. There are abnormal results that require monitoring and repeat testing, and there are results that need immediate attention. Ask your gyn as to what type it is and what the next plan of action is. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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