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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Abnormal clls on PAP: This likely means that there are abnormal cells on your pap smear, and that colposcopy found nothing. But you will need and hopefully got a cervical ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Pap smear: A pap smear does not give a diagnosis, it only gives an idea (a screening test). A colposcopic exam is looking to see if that idea is correct. If the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HPV vaccine: If the PAP results are abnormal, it is important that you get regular follow-up tests. You are young enough to take HPV vaccine, which prevents most ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears. Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More sev ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Keathley
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status. In many cases, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears. Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More s ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Per the American Society of Cytology and Colposcopy, a "mildly abnormal" Pap smear would be ASCUS (atypical cells) or LSIL (low grade abnormal cells). ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Try not to: The colposcopy will really tell you if there is anything significant to worry about. Many cervix changes will get better over time as well, but the c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Abnormal pap: Abnormal paps are caused by inflammation, viruses or aging not pregnancy. You should have a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the abnormal pap and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colposcopy best : Colposcopy is the best way to evaluate abnormal pap smears. Fortunately women in their 20's can fight off hpv infections without specific treatment bu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Pap: Why was it done at the age 19? Discuss it with your doctor and if you do not feel convinced then seek a second opinion from another provider.
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