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A 26-year-old female asked:

pap showed im positive for abnormal cells & further testing showed high risk hpv cells. what treatment is there alternative to cutting my cervix?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Biopsy: It sounds like ASCUS(atypical cells) with high risk hpv. You do not need to have your cervix cut. Just need to have it looked at with a microscope device called a colposcope. Depending on how things look you may need a small biopsy to see if you need treatment or just a repeat pap. Probably nothing bad but definitely get it checked out.

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