Can a pap detect bacterial vaginosis?

Pap for cervical Ca. Pap smear is a test to detect for abnormal cells on your cervix that may be indicative of cervical cancer. To test for bv, you'd need a culture. It can all be done at the same time, just require different tools.

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I had an irregular pap test, I suspected I had bacterial vaginosis prior to my pap, could that throw it off? If not what could it all be?

Depends. Depends upon the irregularity. Some irregularity is really nothing to worry about and other irregularities are something to pay attention to. You will need to ask this question of your doc who has the specifics.

I had my pap smear last june 13, the result is benign smear with severe inflammation and reparative changes bacterial vaginosis. What does this mean?

What it says. You should go and discuss this at length with the gynecologist who did the pap. Severe inflammation may be due to several causes. Changes that show tissue repair are the body's response to the inflammation and this may be due to the bacterial vaginosis or to other causes like hpv (although not necessarily the type that predisposes to cancer. Go back and see your doctor and ask these questions.

Can bacterial vaginosis affect trying to conceive and not miscarrying? Can it be detected thru a cultural or pap? How can I cure it w/o medicine?

See below. Bacterial vaginosis can disappear by itself, however, since you are trying to get pregnant if would be prudent to see your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more information in this subject. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm.

"Shift in vaginal flora noted, suggestive of bacterial vaginosis", appered as other findings in a pap smear that was taken recently. What does this mean?

Antibiotics required. Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance. Women in their reproductive years are most likely to get bacterial vaginosis, but it can affect women of any age. The cause isn't completely understood. A short course of appropriate antibiotics will solve the problem.

What STD's can be detected by a pap smear? How long does it take for results? Does Pap smear show yeast bacterial vaginosis as well? Hiv? UTI?

See below. PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a couple of weeks. Not finding these in a PAP smear does not exclude these infections. PAP does not reveal HIV. If you have a concern, you should see a doctor and get specific tests for the particular infection in question. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Poistcoital bleeding, no std, pelvic exam and pap smear are normal only bacterial vaginosis, I don't bleed on second rounds, what is the cause?

Cervicitis? Postcoital bleeding often means cervicitis, which often goes along with BV. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas are common causes, but most cervicitis has unknown causes. Ask your doctor if you have cervicitis; about the newer DNA test for trich (the older microscope exam and culture miss many cases); and maybe trying antibiotics. Anyway, keep working on it; the answer shouldn't be difficult.

Postcoital bleeding over a yr and becoming more frequent, pelvic exam, STD tests, and pap smear all normal, only have bacterial vaginosis, wats wrong?

Cervicitis? Spotting after sex often means inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) or cervical ectopy, a common condition on birth control pills or other hormone contraception. It can be gonorrhea or chlamydia, but these would show up on standard STD tests. Sometimes a uterine problem. Keep working with your doctor; it should be possible to find an explanation and perhaps treatment, e.g. cervical cautery.

Negative for Maglinant cell, blood stain on cervix, moderate inflammation, bacteria vaginosis, paps result?

Maybe eroded cervix. Existing cervical erosion often result in these findings. Check with your gyn., you may need adequate treatment for that, and than repeat your Pap smear.