cervical cell changes that can cause an
abnormal Pap test rarely cause symptoms, regular Pap
test screening to monitor cell changes is important.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which is the
most common cause of abnormal cervical cell changes, usually does not cause any
A number of
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause an
abnormal Pap test. STDs can have a variety of symptoms, including:
- A change in vaginal discharge (thicker,
discolored, or bad-smelling) over a period of several days to 2
- Pain, burning, or itching while urinating that lasts more
than 24 hours.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Pain in
the pelvic or lower abdominal area.
- Itching, tingling, burning, or
pain on the genitals.
- Sores, lumps, blisters, rashes, or warts on
or around the genitals.
Only a small percentage of abnormal Pap tests indicate
cervical cell changes that may progress to cervical cancer.
cervical cancer may include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a significant
unexplained change in your
- Bleeding when something
comes in contact with the cervix (such as during sexual intercourse or
insertion of a diaphragm).
- Abnormal vaginal discharge containing
mucus that may be tinged with blood.
- Pain during intercourse.
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