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Pap smears and yeast infections ?

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I recently got a pap smear, but forgot to specify to my doctor to check for a yeast infection. That was my number one concern and it completely slipped my mind. What exactly is determined by a pap and would a yeast infection automatically be detected?
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replied June 18th, 2010
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The PAP smear is to detect abnormal cervical cells. It is a screening test that is done to rule out cervical cancer or pre-cervical cancer status.
If you had an east infection, your gynecologist would have recommended another test after the examination. What symptoms do you have at present? If you really suspect a yeast infection, then discuss with your gynecologist/treating doctor and request another test to confirm/rule it out .
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