What Can Cause a Pap Smear to Come Back Abnormal?


An abnormal pap smear result does not necessarily mean cancer. One of the most common reasons for this result is the use of douches or vaginal fragrances. Sexual activity can also negatively impact the result.
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An Abnormal Pap Smear Is Not Always Cause for Worry An abnormal Pap smear does not necessarily mean that you have cervical cancer. Vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases
Yeast infections, herpes, recent sexual activity, or use of vaginal
If you've just received notification that you had an abnormal pap smear, it means you should get additional testing to make sure you do not have an HPV infection or cervical cancer.
An abnormal Pap test result means that some unusual cells were observed in the samples collected from the cervix. Such cells may indicate an infection, a precancerous condition or
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Some of the common causes of an abnormal pap smear include smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control pills and other infections like vaginitis. Usually, the patient is invited back for another procedure to confirm the results.
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