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Question: Abnormal pap smear...help
|nadjjaa - Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:51 am||
Hi, nurse just called from my gyno's office to tell me that my latest pap smear came back abnormal. Should I be worried?
I have had yearly exams for probably the last ten years and have never had one come back abnormal.
I started my period less than 18 hours after the exam. Could the presence of menstrual blood be the reason the test came back abnormal??
|Shana Johnson, CNA - Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:15 pm||
Period may affect the result of the PAP smear. Presence of infection may also affect the PAP. The first thing that should be done is a follow up PAP smear to make sure the results were accurate.This will probably be scheduled a month after the first abnormal Pap. Antibiotics may be perscribed to take care of any infection.
I would not be concerned just yet, until further tests are done.
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