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Pap smears and Yeast Infection:

By Anonymous July 6, 2012 - 6:06pm
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The gynecologist told me that I had some irritation and told me that I needed a pap smear even though I am a virgin. The gynecologist used a small brush for the pap smear and it hurted. Then, the results came unsatisfactory because there wasn't enough cells. I had to go for a second pap smear and the gynecologist used a metal spatula device to get more cells. Then, the second results came and the nurse told me that I had a yeast infection. I was wondering if the yeast infection can cause the pap smear to hurt or if it is due to the fact that I never had sex. Does a yeast infection cause irritation?

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Hi Anonymous,

Yeast infections do cause irritation. However, a pap smear is a slightly uncomfortable exam that, depending on your pain threshold, you may find slightly painful. 

Here is some more info on yeast infections for you:


Best Wishes,


July 7, 2012 - 4:42pm
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