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how can pap smear be abnormal if no cervix does hyst remove risk from hpv

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal pap: The hpv virus has many subtypes. The transition zone of the cervix is where they are most active, but they can also act on the wall of the vagina. Vag ... Read More
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Dr. Denard Fobbs
45 years experience Gynecology
HPV risks aft HYST: The pap smear samples cells wherever it is used. In the absence of a cervix the cells at the top of the vagina are tested. Those cells and all vagina ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You could ask: We would need to see the pap smear to comment on the specifics. Most abnormal pap smears are caused by HPV changes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical pap smear: The cervical pap smear has evolved its' technology to determine the presence of HPV and is accurate as testing goes. There is always a percentage of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
20 years experience Pathology
Complication?: I know of no specific relationship between pap smear post procedural bleeding and hpv infection. That said, you may want to follow-up sooner with your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lesions don't meandz: Lesions can be anything from simple visible changes from infections in the past or irritation from a number of things or they can be benign findings o ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Public health...: A "country" is more interested in public health, but a "person" is interested more in personal health. They are equally important, so both should be d ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Too ambiguous: I am sorry but the word 'red' in no way communicates a medical diagnosis or condition. I would direct this specific question to the physician who use ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Pap recommended: Pap smears have been around saving women's lives for decades before we knew the link of some (not all) cervical cancer to HPV. They are recommended st ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: You can have a mildly abnormal pap smear (ascus) and it can still be hpv negative. We generally treat this result the same as a normal pap smear. Ot ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: Pap smear material is routinely tested for HPV and if the report says HPV positive, you did get infected. However, there are multiple strains of HPV a ... Read More

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