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Pap test to rule out cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   hello, just wondering if anyone else but you and me can see this conversation.. a bit sensitive topic
User :   anyone there?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
User :   Thank you for coming to chat to me
Doctor :   do not worry , the chat is very confidential
Doctor :   and you can delete the account after the chat is over
User :   thank you
User :   i just wanted to ask some questions that im too.. embarrased to ask my doctor
User :   so he wouldnt think im a complete hypocondriac
User :   about 5 months ago my periods went from 5 days to 2 (im on a contraceptive pill YAZ)
User :   then i got very very tired.. about a month and a half later i was back to normal..
User :   but that period that is 2 days really botherd me
User :   so my doctor sent me for a pelvic ultrasound that came back normal
User :   and a CT scan abdomen pelvic and chest that came back normal
User :   but then he got me to do a PAP test and im freaking out now that something is wrong my lower back is a bit sore and my pelvic area is ab it sore
User :   maybe because i went off the pill and am very very very stressed that i have cancer
User :   any advice?
Doctor :   Have you missed the pill , if yes for how many days ?
User :   i havent
Doctor :   fine , its very much expected presentation5 to 6 months after starting the pill
User :   well this month i completely wetn off the pill
Doctor :   and its due to hormonal imbalance
User :   no no i started the pill about a year ago and
User :   about five months ago my menstruation went to 2 days
User :   so this month i went off the pill
Doctor :   ok ,need not worry
Doctor :   did the doctor advice you to go off the pill ?
User :   do you think cancer would be picked up on a ct scan if i had it?
User :   no i went off the pill by myself
Doctor :   yes, CT would pick up about 70% of the cancers
User :   but not all :(
User :   so i could have cancer
Doctor :   pap is one which can rule out to 90%
User :   im getting that back next week i think
Doctor :   that would be a reliable one
User :   would ultrasound?
Doctor :   Ct is more reliable than Ultrasound
User :   where are you based?
User :   do you have a clinic?
Doctor :   No , i work as a online conultant
User :   ok
User :   well thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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