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I recieved positive resaults on my papsmere and just got my appointment in march 2016 with a gyno. Do these types of app. always take this long? im worried about things getting worse while waiting till then.

By December 14, 2015 - 6:13pm
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I asked for a sooner appointment and they said they didnt have anything till then. I really dont want to wait so long im already worried enough and wanna get seen as soon as possible. As far as sex, should i stay away from it untill then?

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Hello deanne92,

I cannot comment on whether this interval is usual practice. I can appreciate your concern and feeling anxious.

How did you find out about the pap smear result? What exactly was meant by positive?

Pap smear results are reported as normal, unclear and abnormal.

Assuming your result is abnormal. this can indicate cell changes were found on your cervix. This usually does not mean that you have cervical cancer.

Abnormal changes on your cervix are likely caused by HPV. The changes may be minor (low-grade) or serious (high-grade). Most of the time, minor changes go back to normal on their own.

But more serious changes can turn into cancer if they are not removed. The more serious changes are often called “precancer” because they are not yet cancer, but they can turn into cancer over time. It is important to make sure these changes do not get worse.

I will not make excuses for the delay in getting an appointment, but an optimistic look on this would be that test result is not so abnormal that you need to be seen sooner.

If you have confidence in your physician then wait until March. If not, you could always seek a second opinion and see if you can get an earlier appointment with another gynecologist.

Please keep us updated.

December 15, 2015 - 8:08am
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