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Old 04-19-2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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abnormal pap

what can cause an abnormal pap? i was hpv negative but still abnormal so im a little confused

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: abnormal pap

Abnormal Pap smear results are often explained by an infection or an inflammation..... Yeast infections, herpes, trichomonas, recent sexual activity, or use of vaginal preparations, are often things which cause an abnormal Pap smear result.

Being alarmed or worried is a completely normal reaction when told your Pap smear is abnormal but, it's important to remember that most cases of abnormal Pap smear results do not indicate cancer.

What an abnormal Pap smear does mean is further diagnostic procedures must be discussed with your physician; abnormal Pap smear results will usually require re- testing in three to six months or Colposcopy.

Talk to your doctor.

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: abnormal pap

thank u for replying to me. i have gotten these little patches of raised skin on my vaginal opening but they arent herpe looking and dont hurt but im hpv neg do u know what that could be?

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Re: abnormal pap

Just taking a bubble bath the night before a pap can cause it to be abnormal. And recent sex as the other poster stated. So, many benign things can cause one. I wouldn't worry since you are HPV free.

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