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A 34-year-old male asked about a 24-year-old female:

My pap came back with, atypical squamous cells of undeterminedssignificance and hpv is present. what does that mean? should i be concerned?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Need biopsy: Yes you should be concerned, but not alarmed. With that diagnosis, the pathologist is indicating that additional testing is needed for a definitive diagnosis. There may be some degree of dysplasia, and there may be the need for treatment - but it is unlikely that there would be cancer.

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