4. Another one of the more common abnormal Pap smear causes, especially in women aged 16 to 35, is the … Find out what else might be to blame. If your Pap test results came back abnormal, you might be concerned. The material obtained can be rinsed into liquid medium (ThinPrep Pap test), our preferred method, or, only exceptionally, spread on one or two glass slide slides (conventional Pap smear). An abnormal pap smear may be from the result of an infection or an inflammation due to herpes, trichomonas or the human papilloma virus. epidermidis, Staph. Normally most woman have bacteria in the vagina, they are good bacteria they contribute to a healthy vaginal flora. A pap smear showing a shift in vaginal flora may indicate that you have a bacterial overgrowth. A fertility MD may do a culture looking for pathogens which might suggest an additional barrier to fertility (eg chlamydia). Hello, to put it simply, 'shift in vaginal flora' when there is also bacteria detected means that you have bacterial vaginosis. Coli is usually found on a culture, a PAP smear may show lots of rod shaped bacteria (eg E. Coli)--but it cannot make a definitive diagnosis as a culture can. Menopausal cellular changes, yeast infections, the use of creams and/or suppositories, recent intercourse, carcinoma in situ (a non-invasive cancer), or invasive cancer, will also cause abnormal results. If the Pap is otherwise normal, but the patient complains of symptoms of vaginal discharge, bad odor or irritation, the presence of coccoid bacteria on the Pap smear is sometimes used as the basis for treatment using broad-spectrum antibiotics effective against strep and anaerobes. Gillespie MB, BCh, BAO, MRCP(UK), MRCPath, in Medical Microbiology Illustrated, 1994. Introduction. Trichomoniasis and Other STDS. S.H. There are bacteria in the vagina that fight off infection, but if infectious bacteria overgrow, these protective bacteria may be overpowered and an infection known as bacterial vaginosis may occur. Hallo dok,, Saya mau tnya hasil papsmear saya hari ini sbb: mikroskopik : hapusan terdiri dari sedikit sel-sel superficial, intermediate, 1-2 parabasal, latar belakang leukosit PMN, In my experience, skin biopsy specimens sent for culture have been identified as Staphylococcus epidermidis, "coccobacilli" in the form of corynebacteria ("diphtheroids") and sometimes Propionibacterium acnes . pneumoniae, along with species of lower virulence such as Staph. Gram-positive cocci are included among some of the most significant human bacterial pathogens: primary pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Strep. Various species of bacteria have been grown from cancer and non-cancerous tissue in which "coccoid forms" were noted in vivo. You are obviously having a very mild case of it and it does happen that pap smear detects these changes since it looks for changes at a cellular level. But an abnormal result doesn’t always mean cancer. Not necessarily an “infection” but you have bacteria in your vagina.