Question: Will a pap smear tell if you have genital warts?

If you think you have warts in your genital area, call your family doctor. He or she will be able to diagnose it with an examination. For women, diagnosis of HPV often starts with abnormal results from a routine Pap test. When you have a Pap test (or “smear”), the doctor will take a sample of cells from your cervix.

Can a Pap test can diagnose genital HPV in females?

For women, the Pap test doesnt check for HPV. It looks for changes in cells in your cervix. If you have certain changes in those cells, your doctor may ask the lab to check for the virus. If youre over age 30 and your pap is normal, your doctor may still test you for HPV.

Do Obgyn test for genital warts?

A gynecological exam may also include a Pap test. A Pap test can show if there are any abnormal cell changes caused by certain types of HPV. Some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause genital warts and some can lead to cervical cancer.

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