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A 31-year-old female asked:

My pap smear came bback abnormal. it was positive for hpv. i also had a colposcopy done and my doctor said there were a lot of abnormalties, what could be my results? is there a good chance i have cervical cancer?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check with Dr.: The reason for doing pap smears with hpv is to prevent cervical cancer. Oftentimes they can find it early enough that it can be destroyed locally. It's hard to tell exactly what your abnormalities are. Follow-up with your doctor and you should be able to find out the specifics of these abnormalities. This is best discussed with your physician.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Cervical dysplasia: You most likely have a cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous change). There are roughly twenty cases of dysplasia for every one cervical cancer case.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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