Clicky

Herpes Cure And Treatment

Do Doctors Check For Herpes When You Do A Pap Smear

Here’s the problem: If you get a pap and the PCR HSV test portion is negative for herpes, does that mean you don’t have herpes? Of course not. Testing for herpes with a pap test is like someone did a pap looking for sperm and found none and saying, therefore, this person never has sex. But what types of STI testing do you need? Don’t assume that you’re receiving STI testing every time you have a gynecologic exam or Pap test. If you think you need STI testing, request it from your doctor. No good screening test exists for herpes, a viral infection that can be transmitted even when a person doesn’t have symptoms. Do Pap smears detect STDs? Again, if you test positive for an STD with a blood test, a doctor can determine the most effective treatment plan that fits your particular conditions and circumstances.

The fact that your partner has been diagnosed with genital herpes does not necessarily mean that he or she has been unfaithful to you. PAP smears can detect whether or not you have genital herpes. This was my first pap smear- I’m 21 years old. I’m worried that I may have herpes. Also, even at a regular doctor, I think they probably wouldn’t test for hsv unless you requested it. My question is can you have a normal pap smear if you have HSV-2? If u have a blister like spot go to doctor right away and have it checked for herpes v1 or v2.

Herpes Myths

Getting abnormal test results does not mean that you have cervical cancer now. For specific questions about your test results, talk to your doctor. HPV is NOT the same as HIV (the AIDS virus) or herpes. The Pap and HPV tests can find early problems that could lead to cervical cancer over time. You can get the virus from someone who is virally shedding and there is no way to tell when that is happening. Just so there’s no confusion here because I’m not up on doctors testing for herpes with a pap smear. Usually doctors don’t test for hsv unless you actually ask them too or you have some symptoms that indicate you have herpes.

I’ve been to the gynecologist for exams (including pap) on an annual basis since I was 18 (eight years) , and have had my blood tested by my general practitioner as part of routine physical exams twice in the past few years, with nothing to report. According to Planned Parenthood, your gynecologist or primary care physician will not routinely or automatically test for STDs; you must ask your health care provider to give you an STD test. There is no good screening test for herpes, which can be transmitted even when a person doesn’t have any symptoms. I plan to use a condom during intercourse regardless, but must I do the same for oral sex as well? Is there any way of knowing for sure if someone is clean of STDs? Genital herpes and warts are usually diagnosed by visual examination to see if any lesions or warts are present. Internally, Pap smear or biopsy results often indicate the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) , the virus responsible for genital warts, in women. What is the follow-up after treatment for an abnormal Pap smear? They must be evaluated and checked until the physician is fully convinced that routine Pap smears can be resumed. When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. A Pap smear is a test your doctor does to check for signs of cancer of the cervix. Your doctor will consider these when recommending how often you should have a Pap smear. Sometimes the Pap Smear test can give information about your hormones, especially progesterone and estrogen. You should have your first Pap Smear test when you first become sexually active. Dr. Hardy or the Nurse Practitioner inserts a speculum into the vagina. A Pap Smear allows your gyn doctor to look at the cells from your cervix (the lower part of your womb) and see if there are any problems. When your Pap test is not normal, your doctor may want you to get a test for HPV. Herpes may get less severe as time goes by, and you can help protect your sex partner by not having sex during outbreaks and by using condoms at other times.

Do Routine Doctor’s Visits Test For STDs?

STI screening is not automatically done as part of your Pap smear and annual exam, and MUST be requested. You can let the medical assistant or your physician know you would like screening. These tests can usually confirm infection and identify which virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) is responsible. It’s important to remember that abnormal Pap smear results do not mean you have cancer. Your doctor will discuss the results with you. The HPV DNA test can detect high risk types of HPV before any abnormal cells can be detected on the cervix. A PAP smear is a screening test that looks for evidence of cancerous or precancerous changes (known as dysplasia) in the of the cells in your cervical lining when examined under a microscope. In short, your gynecologist will not be able to screen for all STDs, but will enquire about your sexual activity and your gynecologic health, and will offer to screen you for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Furthermore, remember your gynecologist can also discuss contraceptive options with you as well. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Pap smears are screening tests and do not tell you specifically what is causing the abnormal results. Sometimes bacteria or other viruses such as Herpes are identified on Pap smear results. The majority of women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer are over the age of 30 and have not had access to healthcare or regular Pap smears. Being tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can help keep you and your partners healthy and stop STIs in their tracks. Other viral infections, such as herpes and HIV, are with you for life once you have them. So, when should you head to the doctor for an STI check-up? Women should have Pap smears every two years to detect changes to cervical cells that may result from HPV infection. Our goal is to get legislators to include genital herpes testing alongside Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hpv testing during annual STD exams. Even when patients ask to be tested for everything, everything does not include HSV-1 or HSV-2, unless physical symptoms are present. Please DEMAND that your doctor give you a blood test for HSV, and stop the spread! What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Your Doctor will be able to help you determine exactly what is causing the irritation, as well as discuss effective treatment options and help you to learn how to manage your condition. A Pap smear is not a specific test for herpes and so the virus can go overlooked or be misdiagnosed, especially if no active symptoms are present at the time of the smear.

Resources

Do Doctors Check For Herpes When You Do A Pap Smear

Here’s the problem: If you get a pap and the PCR HSV test portion is negative for herpes, does that mean you don’t have herpes? Of course not. Testing for herpes with a pap test is like someone did a pap looking for sperm and found none and saying, therefore, this person never has sex. But what types of STI testing do you need? Don’t assume that you’re receiving STI testing every time you have a gynecologic exam or Pap test. If you think you need STI testing, request it from your doctor. No good screening test exists for herpes, a viral infection that can be transmitted even when a person doesn’t have symptoms. Do Pap smears detect STDs? Again, if you test positive for an STD with a blood test, a doctor can determine the most effective treatment plan that fits your particular conditions and circumstances.

The fact that your partner has been diagnosed with genital herpes does not necessarily mean that he or she has been unfaithful to you. PAP smears can detect whether or not you have genital herpes. This was my first pap smear- I’m 21 years old. I’m worried that I may have herpes. Also, even at a regular doctor, I think they probably wouldn’t test for hsv unless you requested it. My question is can you have a normal pap smear if you have HSV-2? If u have a blister like spot go to doctor right away and have it checked for herpes v1 or v2.

Herpes Myths

Getting abnormal test results does not mean that you have cervical cancer now. For specific questions about your test results, talk to your doctor. HPV is NOT the same as HIV (the AIDS virus) or herpes. The Pap and HPV tests can find early problems that could lead to cervical cancer over time. You can get the virus from someone who is virally shedding and there is no way to tell when that is happening. Just so there’s no confusion here because I’m not up on doctors testing for herpes with a pap smear. Usually doctors don’t test for hsv unless you actually ask them too or you have some symptoms that indicate you have herpes.

I’ve been to the gynecologist for exams (including pap) on an annual basis since I was 18 (eight years) , and have had my blood tested by my general practitioner as part of routine physical exams twice in the past few years, with nothing to report. According to Planned Parenthood, your gynecologist or primary care physician will not routinely or automatically test for STDs; you must ask your health care provider to give you an STD test. There is no good screening test for herpes, which can be transmitted even when a person doesn’t have any symptoms. I plan to use a condom during intercourse regardless, but must I do the same for oral sex as well? Is there any way of knowing for sure if someone is clean of STDs? Genital herpes and warts are usually diagnosed by visual examination to see if any lesions or warts are present. Internally, Pap smear or biopsy results often indicate the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) , the virus responsible for genital warts, in women. What is the follow-up after treatment for an abnormal Pap smear? They must be evaluated and checked until the physician is fully convinced that routine Pap smears can be resumed. When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. A Pap smear is a test your doctor does to check for signs of cancer of the cervix. Your doctor will consider these when recommending how often you should have a Pap smear. Sometimes the Pap Smear test can give information about your hormones, especially progesterone and estrogen. You should have your first Pap Smear test when you first become sexually active. Dr. Hardy or the Nurse Practitioner inserts a speculum into the vagina. A Pap Smear allows your gyn doctor to look at the cells from your cervix (the lower part of your womb) and see if there are any problems. When your Pap test is not normal, your doctor may want you to get a test for HPV. Herpes may get less severe as time goes by, and you can help protect your sex partner by not having sex during outbreaks and by using condoms at other times.

Do Routine Doctor’s Visits Test For STDs?

STI screening is not automatically done as part of your Pap smear and annual exam, and MUST be requested. You can let the medical assistant or your physician know you would like screening. These tests can usually confirm infection and identify which virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) is responsible. It’s important to remember that abnormal Pap smear results do not mean you have cancer. Your doctor will discuss the results with you. The HPV DNA test can detect high risk types of HPV before any abnormal cells can be detected on the cervix. A PAP smear is a screening test that looks for evidence of cancerous or precancerous changes (known as dysplasia) in the of the cells in your cervical lining when examined under a microscope. In short, your gynecologist will not be able to screen for all STDs, but will enquire about your sexual activity and your gynecologic health, and will offer to screen you for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Furthermore, remember your gynecologist can also discuss contraceptive options with you as well. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Pap smears are screening tests and do not tell you specifically what is causing the abnormal results. Sometimes bacteria or other viruses such as Herpes are identified on Pap smear results. The majority of women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer are over the age of 30 and have not had access to healthcare or regular Pap smears. Being tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can help keep you and your partners healthy and stop STIs in their tracks. Other viral infections, such as herpes and HIV, are with you for life once you have them. So, when should you head to the doctor for an STI check-up? Women should have Pap smears every two years to detect changes to cervical cells that may result from HPV infection. Our goal is to get legislators to include genital herpes testing alongside Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hpv testing during annual STD exams. Even when patients ask to be tested for everything, everything does not include HSV-1 or HSV-2, unless physical symptoms are present. Please DEMAND that your doctor give you a blood test for HSV, and stop the spread! What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Your Doctor will be able to help you determine exactly what is causing the irritation, as well as discuss effective treatment options and help you to learn how to manage your condition. A Pap smear is not a specific test for herpes and so the virus can go overlooked or be misdiagnosed, especially if no active symptoms are present at the time of the smear.

Resources

Real Time Web Analytics
Scroll To Top
Herpes Cure
Herpes Cure