A 23-year-old member asked:
What can it be i had a pap smear and came back abnormal stage 3 in change of cells also i had trich now i have colposcopy what can this be? std cancer
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: Cervical cancer in 70 % of cases is positive for high risk hpv strains. I dont think you have cancer. Just have the colposcopy done and after it you ll know exactly what you need to do.
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Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Need colpo results: A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer. Trichomonas is an infection, which wouldn't cause stage 3 changes in the cervix. Colposcopy is when a doctor looks at the cervix with a microscope, using a medication to make any abnormal areas stand out. If the dr. Sees an abnormality, they may to a biopsy where they take a sample of tissue. Only after the colposcopy and biopsy will you have a diagnosis.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2016
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