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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: test results of pap test
|heath036 - Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:59 pm|
i got my results from my pap test and they were normal except i had a bacterial infection that they said would go away on it's own. then they called back a few weeks later and said i had genital warts. How it that possible?
|heath036 - Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:36 pm|
I got my results from my pap test and they were normal except I had a bacterial infection that they said would go away on it's own. then they called back a few weeks later and said I had genital warts. How is that possible?
|heath036 - Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:59 am|
can my colposcopy show that there is nothing there and/or nothing wrong???
|John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:40 pm|
I suspect what happened was that the initial interpretation of the results had been read as a bacterial infection (though I can't imagine why anyone would tell you to ignore it and it would go away on its own); the later call regarding genital warts was probably due to a second look by someone else who recognized the problem and wanted to let you know. Hopefully this has resolved now and/or been treated appropriately.
Colposcopy may be able to determine what, if anything, is going on. I'm hoping that by now this has all been clarified. Good luck to you, and please do follow up with us.
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