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Can PID be detected during routine pap smear?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

At the time of the pap, if there is suspicion of a problem additional evaluation is generally done that would reveal the presence of pid or other issues.
The pap smear itself may actually reveal some types of pelvic infections.

In brief: Yes

At the time of the pap, if there is suspicion of a problem additional evaluation is generally done that would reveal the presence of pid or other issues.
The pap smear itself may actually reveal some types of pelvic infections.
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In brief: Extent of PID

You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaining pap smear.

In brief: Extent of PID

You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaining pap smear.
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