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False positive pap smear usually mean vulvar vestibulitis or other minor changes; cone biopsy is performed only for serious cases. Women should carefully plan a doctor visit and restrain from intercourse, douching, and vaginal items usage for 24 hours before the test. A few cells may look abnormal in the presence of semen and other liquids that get into female organs during ejaculation. Intercourse 24 hours before the procedure may also lead to minor changes in the cells. False positive pap smear usually mean vulvar vestibulitis or other minor changes; cone biopsy is performed only for serious cases.

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False Positive Pap Smear

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Vulvar Vestibulitis, Cone Biopsy

Changes in the cells may be caused by inflammation of the vagina due to the use of spermicides, tampons, and vaginal creams and jellies. Sometimes, a tissue sample obtained during the test may show abnormalities in the cells that are not truly related to cancer or other vaginal problems. False positive pap smear usually mean vulvar vestibulitis or other minor changes; cone biopsy is performed only for serious cases.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Infection, HPV in Man, Cure or Treatment for HPV, How Contagious is HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Smear, Female Genital Wart

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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