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1st Pap Smear
Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more
2010 pap smear abnormal. Colpscopy showed mild hpv. 2 normal pap smears since. Did another pap smear 4 weeks ago. If it is abnormal what is treatmen?
Don't worry: Your doctor has bot the procedures and the answers so listen to him/her and move along in your treatment ...Read more
Follow-up: It depends on what category of abnormal result it is. There are abnormal results that require monitoring and repeat testing, and there are results that need immediate attention. Ask your gyn as to what type it is and what the next plan of action is. ...Read more
Mild inflammatory pap smear, negative on dysplastic cells. Should I worry? Doc prescribed antibiotics. When to repeat pap smear test again?
Prfobably neg.: Pap smears are important in detecting premalignant cells that are in the process of converting to malignancy. The test however is only 40-50% accurate. Along with the cell analysis , routine HPV testing is done which when positive only suggests the potential for malignancy developing. I would repeat the test in 6 months and if inflammation seen, bx may be indicated. ...Read more
1st pap HPV Pos and LGSIL, Colpo Confirm, 2nd pap HPV Neg and LGSIL Pos, 3rd pap HPV Neg and AGSUS Pos. (@ 6mo intervals) Does this mean its worse?
No: It's actually good news. Women under the age of 30 often clear HPV infections on their own, at least more readily than those over 30. The fact that you no longer test positive for HPV means it has cleared, and the ASGUS just means there are abnormal cells but not abnormal enough to classify it as a precancerous lesion on the cervix. This is much better than LGSIL. Keep monitoring and good luck! ...Read more
Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the problem and will guide the next steps in management. Abnormal pap smears may indicate HPV changes or precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not related to uterine fibroids. ...Read more
Abnormal pap smear. Tested positive for hpv. Follow up pap smear almost 2 years later. No results yet. What are my risks of cervical cancer?
We do not guess: You are asking for physicians to guess. That does not happen. Let's see what your results are and then deal with them rationally. ...Read more
Hpv from rape. Abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. Should i worry? Gyno appt pending
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. ...Read more
Normal pap 2 yrs back.did pap today.doc told inflammed cervix.being treated for yeast infection.will pap test be normal?reason for inflammed cervix?
Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
Two pap smear acus.Did colpscopy.Three lesions found and cervix inflamed.Biopsies normal, repeat smear due 3 mths.Wht reason x ascus then?
ASCUS: There is no answer to your question. Ascus means changes of 'unknown' significance. If there was a reason then they would be able to tell you. It surely sounds like your physician is treating you correctly. ...Read more
Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap test HPV + ascus, colp. was CIN 1 friable, having leep done..Each test shows worse..so I am worried. Brown discharge, pain n bleed. Idea of odds?
HPV & CIN I: Once the LEEP procedure is done there will be a tissue diagnosis to determine if all of the abnormal cells were removed or not. At this earliest stage many CIN I's can spontaneously go away. However, do follow your MD's advice as HPV can cause cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer