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Posted by
darsey on May 28, 2003 at 13:47:31:

Dr. Stoll, and any one else who has had the same problem. I e-mailed you last summer about having a pap test at 64 , had hysterectomy over 20 years ago, total one too.there was no cancer. That Dr. (who I dont see any more) said the test came back as atypical, and he wanted to do a biopsy, he did and it came back the same, atypical. I just got home from seeing my new Dr. and she was going to do another pap to see if anything changed,however, she found out I have a yeast infection, and gave me a medication for that.I am so confused that I really dont know what to think, she said she didnt think I have anything to worry about, wants to do the pap in a few weeks. I appreciate any help you can give, thanks,Darsey



Re: Pap test after hysterectomy :o)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 2003 at 07:48:33:

In Reply to: Pap test posted by darsey on May 28, 2003 at 13:47:31:

Hi, Darsey.

Of COURSE the PAP came back atypical! Vaginal cells (which are the only ones you have left having had a hysterectomy) are not typical of cervical cells which is what PAP smear labs are set up to check!

Without symptoms, I would foggedaboudit if it were my vagina.

I certainly would not be getting any more PAPs. A yearly pelvic exam IS a good idea.

Walt

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Re: Pap test

Posted by
Darsey on May 30, 2003 at 07:23:40:

In Reply to: Pap test posted by darsey on May 28, 2003 at 13:47:31:

Thanks Dr. Stoll for your comment on my pap test after surgery. I think they are looking for signs of vaginal cancer, wouldnt the pap find that? The Dr. said she doesnt think that is the case, just yeast infection, please comment and I thank you so much, Darsey



Re: Pap test (Archive in cancer.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 31, 2003 at 07:27:47:

In Reply to: Re: Pap test posted by Darsey on May 30, 2003 at 07:23:40:

Thanks, Darsey.

PAP smears are designed for cervical cancer only! It only does an 85% accurate test of THAT. NO other cancers of the pelvis are found by a PAP.

Your new doc seems to be on the ball.

Walt

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