Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause an abnormal pap?
Colposcopy is usually done to look at the vagina and cervix when a Pap test is abnormal. Many abnormal Pap tests are caused by viral infections, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, or other types of infection, such as those caused by bacteria, fungi (yeast), or protozoa (Trichomonas). Natural cervical cell changes (atrophic vaginitis) related to menopause can also cause an abnormal Pap test. In some cases, untreated cervical cell changes that cause abnormal Pap tests may progress to precancerous or cancerous changes. Your doctor should have explained to you what the problem was with your abnormal results. I’d give him a call and ask him to explain the issue. Good luck and I hope it’s nothing serious whatsoever.