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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap with pinching: It is a similar examination as a pap smear but the biopsies of the cervix might produce some "pinching".
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in 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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A 39-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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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Low grade : Lgsil is a common (and not dangerous) abnormality of the cervix. It goes away most of the time. The chances of it becoming cancer are <1%.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience in 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: The appearance of cervical cells under the microscope is not affected by the presence of semen from the day before. No need to tell the doctor (he wil ... Read More
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