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Pap smear should be done in all sexually active women starting at the age of 21 (Few recommend starting at age 18). Its a method to detect cervical cancer risk early. You should not wait till you get sick. Guidelines on frequency of screening vary—typically every three to five years for those who have not had previous abnormal smears. Getting vaccinated against HPV ( Cervical cancer vaccine ) is good option. Take care.
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I m 38 years old .... 7 months ago I have sex with a guy ......I took a hiv test for finger stick in a Hospital and it was negative,, I also got a CBC everything was normal and also my Pap test and Pelvic test and it was normal and healthy.....that I have to take another HIV test???
so, i m almost 22 and have a boyfriend. i lost my virginity last january. i have never gone to gynecologist and never had a pap test . my mom who used to home school me for about 11-12 years never told me about it and never took me there. i learned a little about it, and then i talked to two of my doctors. they said that i need a pap test next year. then now, my mom knows that i ve had sex and keeps telling me that my doctors are wrong and that i need a pap test now. she also said that if i didn t have a pap test until next year or never had one and if i had a disease, i could die next year. i m confused, so what should i do? i have a doctor appointment on the 27th before i move from washington state to south carolina sometime on the first week of june.
My annual pap smear came back abnormal but was told that it was probably nothing but they wanted me to come back in to re-check me and do an ultra sound. The ultrasound looked great except they saw a spot that they thought was probably a pollup (sp?). When doing the physical exam they said it was not a pollup but it was actually just a spot, but they didn t know what it was. They gave me an antibiotic to take for 10 days and told me to come back after my next cycle. Should I be worried?
Hi I am a 55yr old women had hysterectomy 17yrs ago,also had cervix removed Because of cervical cancer,I also suffer from very dry and itchy,and lots of bumps on my vagina,I ve tried everything possible ,only white underwear,white wash cloth ETC,I also sweat very very bad down there PLEASE HELP ME ITS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER I DRINK TONS OF WATER ,GREEN TEA is there any home remdies that I can try ,low income no insurance PLEASE HELP ME. THANK U SOOO MUCH HELEN
doc, its my 3rd pack of albhotyl for 3 consecutive months.. I m doing this be oz after period I m starting again to have blood stains and leads to fishy odor yellowish discharge... when I was in Philippines my doctor is giving this for my cervix.. she said its bleeding inside (wall of cervix) even without sex for long time. my papsmear yearly is OK.and also I have vaccine for cervical cancer.. now , may I ask if this dangerous to use for 3 consecutive month? when I insert the med I touched something on wall deep inside.then i tried to take it and I saw white solid mucus... is it the result of med
I wonder why my torso and head "bounces" with each heartbeat and you can literally SEE my radial pulse from several feet away. My BP usually runs a range of 117/70 to 159/89 . I am 48 Y/O) female 8 year post- hysterectomy with hx of mvp, grave's disease, cervical cancer, pud, gerd, ibs, chronic tension headaches, migraine, and syncope. I am 5'9' and weigh 140 lbs. I smoke 1 pack or less a day for 30 years. ( I smoke less on workdays because I have no time) I drink almost daily, either 2 beers, 3 glasses of wine, or some liquour if I have it. I am supposed to be taking (Too MUCH) valium, but don't like it. I am unfortunately an aggressive (when stressed) and anxious person. Is this all anxiety? Just a note...the heartbeat "bouncing" and the skipping of beats do not make me anxious, but curious. What IS this?
Hi Dr Oana, I have had a stale blood (reddish brown) discharge for over ten years - both breasts. I am 47 years old, had cervical cancer at 31; current health issues: angina, coronary artery disease, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol not sufficiently controlled with medication (Lipitor for many years and now on Vytorin). I have just noticed the discharge (left breast) has changed to black from one duct, dark green from 3 others. The R breast is still a normal milky discharge. I have saw a specialist 1 year ago who did no tests but said to come back in 2 years. I have never had a biopsy or sample of the discharge examined - should I request my GP organise a needle biopsy (was sent to have one via ultrasound but they decided at the appointment not to do it for some reason. Kind regards, and thank your for assisting, Caroline Todd
I'm having slight bleeding when I urinate and also light vaginal bleeding . I am also having slight abdominal pain . I had cervical cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy 36 years ago in which they removed my uterus, 1 ovary and cervix. ....
Hi my name is XXXXXXX 3 years ago I had pre cancer cells cin 2 and I had them lasered off, recently for the past 3 to 4 months I am taking my period every 2 weeks and I also have spotting in between that and after sex I bleed 2 should I be worried...