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Cause of abnormal Pap Smear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can Plan be cause Pap smear to be abnormal? test was done after a week of taking a pill.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Why was the pap smear done?
User :   as a regular check up
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   but it was always normal and this time came abnormal. week before the test i used Plan B pill which cause spotting
User :   32
Doctor :   Plan B does not cause the pap smear to be abnormal as it effects superficial cells.
Doctor :   What was the pap smear result?
User :   i was told it has low-grade ... but i was told to do colscopy test
User :   i do not remember exact term, low grade something.
Doctor :   If you were told to do Coloscopy test that means you have some abnormal cells in the cervix and colposcopy will help you to know the exact cause and also see the cervical cells and areas.
Doctor :   Once the areas are revealed they will be treated by Laser or Cryotherapy.
User :   how does it effect the potential pregnancy in the future?
User :   not currently pregnant.
Doctor :   Until the affected areas are treated it is advisable to avoid it.
User :   i understand that part. I meant can it cause infertility in the future?
User :   and how common are abnormal pap smear?
Doctor :   Grade 1 changes in pap smear can be treated effectively and with effective treatment done fertility can be done. Please do not delay the treatment.
Doctor :   Also they are quite common and can be treated effectively depending on the severity.
User :   now another question since my doctor today didn't mention anything. i have read that is not advisable to have intercourse in two weeks after biopsy.
User :   is it correct? i have a test scheduled tomorrow but already have planned vacation this weekend. should i reschedule the test till next week?
Doctor :   Yes you should avoid intercourse for at least 10 to 15 days
User :   ok, thank you. for some reason my doctor was not too verbal about all of these
Doctor :   It is advisable not to delay the test for too long and start the treatment.
User :   i was told only today about my pap smear that i took 3 weeks ago. do you think taking test tomorrow or 5 days later will make a big difference?
Doctor :   You can get it done after 5 days but do not delay more that that.
User :   thank you i will not. i am already worried enough
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   last question.
Doctor :   Sure
User :   when i do the test, how soon are the results usually available?
Doctor :   It may take 2 to 3 days for the results to come.
User :   ok, thank you.
User :   no more questions.
Doctor :   Wishing you good health
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation
Doctor :   Bye for now
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