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Can a vaginal infection be present even if my pap smear is normal?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Pap's smear sometimes don't mention things other than presence of normal or abnormal vaginal or cervical cells.
If you have persistent discharge, these are common causes of vaginal infection- bacterial vaginosis/gardnerella, candida, trichomonas, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Google online for more info and images. Take care!

In brief: Yes

Pap's smear sometimes don't mention things other than presence of normal or abnormal vaginal or cervical cells.
If you have persistent discharge, these are common causes of vaginal infection- bacterial vaginosis/gardnerella, candida, trichomonas, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Google online for more info and images. Take care!
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