Pap smear

What is Pap smear?

Pap smear is cervical screening to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the endocervical canal in females. It detects potentially pre-cancerous changes called CIN or cervical dysplasia, caused by sexually transmitted HPV.

Questions and answers on "Pap smear"

Can sexual intercourse the night before pap test cause ASCUS results? I got an ASCUS result for 1st time in my life and i am repeating the test in 3 months. Could it be from having sexual intercourse the previous night?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes it can affect the results

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
ASCUS on pap smear is due to cervical erosion and intercourse a day prior the pap smear can certainly have an effect of the result. Hence it would be better to repeat the test again after 3 months....

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hi, I had a pap smear a year ago, it was normal, and it was my 3rd pap. I am 27, every pap has been normal except for the 2nd (I had a streptococus infection and squamous metaplasia but any celular change that could suggest vph or cancer was found) I used to do it every year but now my dr says I could have my pap smears every 3 years, is this safe? thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Yes it is safe to have your Pap smear done every 3 years.
Please don't worry, it is standard procedure.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further...

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Hi,
I am 36 yr married having one daughter aged 7. after her birth i got cervix infection. I got cryo done once. But since then i get this infection again and again. what to do to eliminate it completely.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
get a pap smear done

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
yoU NEED TO GET A PAP SMEAR DONE AND check the reports and if cervical dysplasia or cervicitis is detected then treatment can be antibiotics again with follow up 6 monthly, unless the cervical ecotype shows...

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50 y.o. Past hx of T.A.H. Having vaginal spotting past two days. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
pap smear advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
I would like to advise you to get a pap smear test done.

Most probably it is related to senile vaginitis but still she needs to get herself examined by a gynecologist.
Don't take it lightly and get a pap smear test and gynecologist...

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Hello. I'm a 41 year old female. Lately I've been experiencing weakness, dizziness, and nausea occasionally. Also very frequent sweats, 2 periods in 1 month. Not pregnant, pap normal. Then today, my left eye got red like VERY mild pink eye. That could be a fluke. But interesting never the less. No pain in my body really. A slight discomfort yesterday on my right side. And the other night when I stood up fast I got really dizzy and my hearing dulled over. Hands shaky and winded weak like flu. Had some honey, and it helped. So many odd things. I went to the lab today for a CBC, thyroid and hormone panels. I know that it's probably hormonal... but I'm scared. My brain is going nuts with it.

doctor1 MD

Hi, you are 41 years, female, experiencing weekness, dizziness, nausea occassionally, sweating, 2 periods in a month. Right eye became red, dizzy,hands shaky.
All the symptoms might be individual , period might be due to infection or anemia, etc.
Red eye and flu like symptoms might be due to...

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I have had itching at top of vulvar and there are some some sores for a year. also have two mole spots. went to doctor last year. pap normal. same sex partner for 20 years and then new husband past 10 years, I am 57. dermatologist last year said mole spots were hpv and burned spots. gyno said she wasn t sure it was hpv. the itching wakes me up at night.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

If you have any doubts please get the tests done for STD. This will relieve your anxiety. Does your partner also have symptoms like painful micturition, swellings, ulcers in the genital region? If present please get him also tested for STD. Please consult a STD specialist. It will help you...

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Hi, I smoked cigarets for 4 years recently dr started me on adderal oh and I had 2 abortion not by choice. I have a beautiful healthly daughter, but before I got pregnant with her I did non of the above. I m wanting another child, but I think the above might either hinder or difects am I over thinking or is this so. I m healthy no medical conditions. Paps have all been good. Just concerned about what mistakes I did to my body after my first.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Welcome to HCM forum

As you know the hazardous side effects of smoking on pregnancy so you should try to give it up

Yoga and meditation help in reducing it

Continue taking folic acid

Best wishes

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IM 37 I have rapid blood mole growth all over my body. espiecially the past 2 years im on the birth control pill have been for about 12 years I have no children. my pap and pelvic ultra sounds come pack fine . I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago and never been the same . My moms docter told me that I have hormone imbalance but my docter thinks im fine please help

doctor1 MD

blood mole as such requires nothing to worry.birth control pills can cause hormonal imbalance can aggravate .if you are planning to have a family you can stop birthcontrol pills.it is better to consult a dermatologist for your condition

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I am 55 years old and over the last 5 months, I have occasional spotting. I was to see my doctor and I knew I had vaginal dryness so he gave me Vagifem 10 which I am taking. I am waiting to see a specialist, but it is taking some time. I had a pap done 9 months ago and everything was fine. Still, the occasional bleeding continues - maybe a month, three weeks or more often when it happens with no rhyme or reason. Please supply me with some knowledge. Maureen

doctor1 MD

Hi,
From history it seems that due to lowering down the estrogen level in the blood might cause dryness in vagina.
Having any bleeding at this age should be evaluated.
Consult Gynaec and get examined and investigated.
Ultra sound might give important informatoin regarding your problem.
Ok and...

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hi i ve been having pains by the left hand side of my abdormain for more than two years and each time i visit the hospital, i will be asked to go for scan. the scan result always reads water in the pouch of douglas. i have taken a lot of antibiotics and some pain drugs given to by different doctors yet the pains comes at intervals. whenever am taking the drugs the pains will go only to surface after sometime. i remember vividly that the pains started with whenever i am on my ovulation . i run my pam smear test every year and is normal. please am confuse because people will tell me is ovarian cyst and all kinds of things

doctor1 MD

Hi
it might be due to pelvic inflammatory disease or a condition known as mittelsmerz disease in which there is painful ovulation
Try a full course of antibiotics and even if it persist you can go for diagnostic laparoscopy

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Recent questions on  Pap smear

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my mother is 83 and is in a nursing home, shes had 2 previous strokes, and is paralyzed on the left side. today she showed spotting vaginal bleeding, about 2 cc. I don t want her to go thru a pap test or any other female vaginal tests at her age. Could you tell me what could be the cause of a woman to spot blood at her age ? thank you.

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Hi Doctor, I am having light bleeding and spotting after my period along with abdonimal pain. I did a pap test in Nov. of 2014 and everything was fine. I am in Manitoba Canada. Do you know any good obgyn you could recommend for me to visit. Thank you in advance for your advice, Violet.

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I AM 55 FEMALE WHO HAS TWO EPISODES OF POSTMENOPAUSAL BLEEDING IN LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. IT WAS TIME FOR PAP SMEAR SO FAMILY DR. ORDERED PELVIC ULTRASOUND WITH ENDO PROBE. REPORT SHOWS A HYPOECHOIC LESION AND ENDOCERVICAL CYST. A CYST IN LEFT OVARY.SMALL FIBROID IN FUNDUS OF UTERUS.

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i have had postmenopausal bleeding since Oct ( after not have my period for over 12 years) and had an uterine biopsy and pap smear. They were negative and my dr. stated that it is probably atrophy of the lining and she would not do any further testing. i asked if it could be polyps or fibroid s and she said that at my age I should leave it alone. I still have the symptoms and sometimes the bleeding is heavier than other times. How do I know if the bleeding can be attributed to a urinary issue or something else.

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On 2014 i Had a TVS. Result was normal Pelvic utz. Fibroid is 21mm x 10 anterior subserosal. Is this cancerous? I’ll have it check after 3 years after my 2014 UTZ. Should I be scared? Im so worried.

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Hi, I’m a difficult case. I’m 53, unsure about menopause because I was bleeding daily for a few months. My regular gynecologist could not do a pap smear on me because he could not get to my cervix . I’m told I have a long cervix. He sent me to see...

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Hi I've had light bleeding for almost 2 weeks now it started as light pink then orangish red and it turned darker red but i only bleed in the early day then stop then start the next morning. What is going on?

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