Pap Smear

Papanicolaou test or otherwise called a Pap test or smear is the procedure used to collect cells from the cervix (lower part of the uterus). It is a routine procedure, where the tissue lining the cervix is gently scraped off. These cells are then tested for any abnormality, which might be indicative of cervical cancer.

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Can bleeding after intercourse be a sign of cervical cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sex regularly with my husband. But for the past few days, I have bleeding after intercourse. What would be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before answering your question let me know; 1. What is your age? 2. Are you pregnant? Because according to age, the causes are different. In the reproductive age group, the leading cause is any local pathology like polyp, to detect that you need a thorough examinati...  Read Full »

I have a single partner and my HPV is positive. How is it possible?

Query: Hello doctor, My HPV test results come back positive. I had intercourse only with my husband, and I am his only partner. Is there any other way this infection could have been transmitted. I get tested every two years. Could it have been dormant in one of us?  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What strain of HPV are you tested positive? Are those genital warts? Normal cutaneous warts can also cause genital infection, so it need not be sexually transmitted all the time.  Read Full »

How is HPV diagnosed?

Query: About a month ago I had a Pap smear that came back abnormal, and was told I have hpv. My dr then did a colposcopy two weeks ago. I got a call today saying that it came back normal. What does this mean? Do I still have hpv? Do I just have low risk hpv? I have never experienced warts.  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. There is a difference between all the tests you underwent. To make it clear for you I will explain one at a time. 1) Pap smear - it's a test used to screen if a women can be harbouring cancerous or precancerous cells over the mouth of the uterus ( i.e. CERVIX) , so basic...  Read Full »

What are the risks of conducting biopsy on a pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and 20 weeks pregnant. I got an abnormal pap result with ASC-H. I had another pap two years ago and it was normal. My doctor wants to do a colposcopy and biopsy. However, I read that it does result in complication when biopsy is performed on a pregnant woman. Can I do bi...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and concern. You have to undergo colposcopy and if necessary biopsy too. It can be done during pregnancy and the only problem may happen is mild bleeding, which can be managed. If the lesion is mild, then it can be followed up. Moderate to ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of abdominal pain due to uterus fibroids?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 46 years old now. She got married 17 years back and have a girl child of age 15. For nearly 10 years, she is having abdominal pain, which will occur during the periods and will last for five days. It will start two days before periods and will last three or four days after i...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the detailed information given by you, the issues I think need resolution are as follows: Regarding fibroid it need removal as that is an important cause of pain abdomen. It can be done laparoscopically at this age. My suggestion is to remove the ut...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET (endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be star...  Read Full »

I have white sticky discharge while on birth control pills. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Microgestin birth control and I have been instructed to take it constantly to have no periods. About a year ago, I was treated for chlamydia and never had a problem since then. About a month ago, I missed my pill for birth control while having the flu and a week back,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your history, it appears that you are suffering from vaginal infection. Because, without a problem there cannot be such an amount of discharge. Hormonal birth control pill increase chance of vaginal discharge. But, in my ...  Read Full »

My sister is suffering from severe vaginal pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding my elder sister. She is 52 years old. She is diabetic and is suffering from severe vaginal pain for the last few weeks. While collection of pap smear, the swab was bloody and it was very painful for her. She is currently using Candid cream and Candid V6 tablet ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports of both pap smear and tumor markers are within normal limits and rules out any malignancy in terms of possible cervical cancer. However, the pain in vagina and blood tinge at her age, where she is likely menopausal, could be due to atrophic vaginitis. ...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive, and I am late by four days. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive since seven months. I am on medication for the past one month (Dydrogesterone tablets, Pyridoxine hydrochloride and Folic acid). This month I have not yet got my period and it is four days late by today. I just got a light brown drop on third day of missed perio...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern completely here with regards to inability to conceive. The fact that you have just missed your menses by four days, usually the urine pregnancy test is not conclusive till eight days post missed periods. Go for a serum beta-hCG test....  Read Full »

Please help me interpret my Pap smear reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I had irregular bleeding for eight weeks. Since ten days it is better. Please examine my pap smear report and HPV report. I got it done as there was irregular bleeding. I have PCOD and diabetes. Currently, I am taking Metformin XR 850 mg. Please let me know whether all looks fine.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Child Health Specialist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they all are fine. I really do not understand why you are worried.  I do not know the reason why you got these tests done in first place. Do you have any symptoms? Your doctor als...  Read Full »

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