San Jose, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:
What does it mean when a pap comes back saying cellular changes associated with inflammation are present ? chlamydia, gon & hpv negative.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Pap inflammation: Pap smears often show inflammation. The cause usually isn't clear -- little research has been done. However, STDs probably are rare. For sure it's not HPV, which doesn't cause inflammation. If you're at risk for STD, you need testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia; the pap smear doesn't help diagnose them at all.
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Pathology 50 years experience
103 viewsAnswered Feb 09, 2020
Last updated Feb 9, 2020
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