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Frisco, TX
A 16-year-old female asked:

Hpv from rape. abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. should i worry? gyno appt pending

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
HPV: I'm sorry to hear you've experienced a rape by age 16. Hpv can lead to abnormal cervical cells in a pap smear . . . So i'm glad that you're set up to see your gynecologist. Worrying only wastes today, so please don't do that if possible. Absorb yourself in other activities you enjoy -- and make sure you work with your doctor in all ways.
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