Rectal Exam During A Pap Smear

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Follow up quesion on Anal Wart

Hi Doctor McGowan, Thanks a lot for your answer. A follow up question please. I was told by my doctor that he can only perform a digital rectal and short proctoscope . Apparently, this hospital here does not do anal paps since they cannot do high...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...This is an evolving area, so it may be that people do not have the resources to do complete screening. Any clinics that can do cervical Pap smears for women should be able to do the anal Paps, they will need to call the lab taht does the... Read more »

Anal Exams

I was diagnosed with HIV+ 19 years ago. In 1995 I had excision of HPV lesions in the anus and... Read more »

rectal exams necessary

I have been going to the same doctor since 1996 for my HIV care. During that time I have never had... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Rectal Health

...the cells are reactive, and to what degree. Results are reported according to the same system (Bethesda) used to analyze most cervical Pap smears. According to this system, the possibilities include: Atypical squamous cells of undetermined... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Cervical Cancer and Women with HIV

...nature of the CDC recommendations. They suggested that since HIV-positive clients are seen more than once a year, semi-annual Pap tests would seem a reasonable approach in the primary care setting, with liberal referral for colposcopy. They... Read more »
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Pap Smear Primer

... Recommendations for Positive Women HIV positive women often need more frequent Pap smears. Remember not to douche (douching is not good for any woman, anyway, see " Douching is Bad for You ," September/October 2000), Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

... If you're having sex, at least one of your exams a year should include a pelvic exam and a cervical swab (different from a Pap smear) for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other common infections, and a blood test to check for syphilis. A simple... Read more »
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