Bleeding After Pap
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Posted by blackwinterday, 1 ReplyDear Expert,
I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!
I am scared over the incident told below!
Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy doctor just informed me that my pap smear was abnormal. Could this be an indication of HIV infection?
I possibly had an exposure Feb, tested Neg End of April. Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI had a bleeding spot and my brother just hit me in the face.
IF he had a bleeding hand would i be at any risk? Read more »
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Harvard Medical SchoolThese are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although hemorrhoids will not cause a PAP test to... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineHave you been assessed for local infections at all (including HPV-anal pap?). Stool softeners and fiber can help sometimes if bleeding is triggered by bowel movements. Have you asked specifically whether there has been any evidence of hemorrhoids... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolYour gynecologist gave you sound advice. The reason PAP smears are done is to screen for early changes of HPV disease and early cancers. The next step is often a colposcopy, a procedure by which your health care provider can get a much better... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThere is no specific interval between HIV infection and developing an abnormal Pap smear. Remember that HIV- women can also have abnormal Pap smears, it just is more common among HIV+s. That's why it is recommended to have one done every 6... Read more »
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