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I have a normal pap and high rise hpv what does it mean

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pap Smears: It would appear to me that you are confusing two different results on pap smears. First, the main reason for a pap smear is to examine the cells to ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
HPV : Hpv or human papilloma virus is a family of related viruses that infect humans but cause different problems. Some hpv types can cause genital warts, ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not at all: HPV is a family of viruses. There are dozens of strains. At least 7 strains are associated with cervical cancer & 4 with warts(but not cancer). On ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV : It means that you do not have any precancerous cells or precancerous changes in your cervix but the hpv virus is present. Hpv is so common and routine ... Read More
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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
HPV +: It means that you have tested positive for a high risk human papilloma virus (hpv). The normal pap means that the virus has not caused any viral chan ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You have HR HPV: It seems quite likely that you are very healthy and that your immune system has actively prevented the HPV strains in your cervix-vagina from trigger ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not the same virus: There are many variants of the HPV virus. The virus you eliminated will not come back, but you are susceptible to other strains of HPV, like any body ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely Yes: I sorry to hear about the Total hysterectomy. This is normal if you have had a total hysterectomy with the cervix removed and pathology showed no sig ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: After total hysterectomy including removal of the cervix, Paps only need to be continued if the hysterectomy was done because of cervical cancer or "p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Ask your doctor...: Glad to know you got normal PAP smear despite having (+) HPV, which are very common for many but bearing no serious consequence. For females with (+) ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
You still have it,,,: You still have hpv once you got it. The purpose of the pap is to keep checking for changes that can become or are cervical cancer. You've had 2 norm ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Doc being careful: As you can imagine, it is not easy to get a perfect specimen from the cervix every time a Pap smear is taken. Sometimes the cytologist (person who rea ... Read More

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