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What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology

In brief: Many causes

Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins.

In brief: Many causes

Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Usually HPV

A vaginal infection can sometimes be the cause of an abnormal pap smear.
A cervical infection can as well (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The most common cause would be infection with human papilloma virus (hpv).

In brief: Usually HPV

A vaginal infection can sometimes be the cause of an abnormal pap smear.
A cervical infection can as well (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The most common cause would be infection with human papilloma virus (hpv).
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