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Abnormal Pap And Hpv High Risk
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more
HPV and CIN: What's the question? With proper care, there is almost no risk this will progress to cervical cancer; follow your doctor's advice about follow-up. The HPV eventually will go away. If you have a regular sex partner, he doesn't need care unless he sees a penile wart or other penis skin problem. You and he can safely continue sex. Does that cover what's on your mind? ...Read more
Follow doctor advice: You probably mean the test shows you are infected with a "high risk" type of HPV (not that you are at high risk of catching it). "High risk" means it could cause cancer. But don't worry -- the vast majority of cervical HPV infections, even with high risk types, don't progress to cancer. However, you must follow your doctor's advice about possible treatment and follow-up testing. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Ascus stands for atypical cells of uncertain significance. The pap smear is a screening test that samples cervical cells imperfectly. In the presence of hrhpv, a dysplastic or precancer lesion may possibly be present, even though the pap smear didn't show dysplastic cells. For that reason, a colposcopy looking at the cervix with a microscope should be done with biopsies of suspicious areas. ...Read more
HPV: High risk hpv can lead to cervical cancer if ignored. You are already involved with your healthcare. As long as you and your doctor stay on top of the issue and treat abnormalities when they appear, you will most likely never get cancer. Stay involved with your health care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's why the name: There are hundreds of strains of HPV. Many can trigger benign conditions in humans and are seldom given more than a passing notice. The high risk strains get that name for a reason.They have been tied to cancer, while the others have not.The percentage of each strain causing specific cancers vary in the studies available. ...Read more
Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more
Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous? Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure
No increased risk: Unlike cervical, anal, and vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer is not caused HPV, and there is no evidence that the risk of overian cancer is any higher in women with HPV, either high or low risk types. Presumably you're in the care of a gynecologist for the ovarian cysts. Continue to follow up as directed and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, some, but...: Some variants of HPV notably subtypes 16 and 18 has been known to be associated with cervical & anal squamous cell carcinoma. Hence, it is advisable to exercise the same diligence and vigilance for follow-up for someone with HPV infection as described and concerned. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Concern? To articles listed in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...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
My pap read: Specimen processed and examined, but
unsatisfactory due to obscuring blood and inflammation.. Neg high risk hpv. Treat? This cancer?
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Pap smear-negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy but positive in Hpv high risk (16,18,31,33) what does this means? Am I at risk for cancer?
At risk: You simply need to be followed extra close. I am glad you are health conscious, and if you comply, you should be fine. ...Read more
Is an abnormal pap smear result of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, mild dysplasia present always caused by hpv?
Performed one-time vaginal oral sex on HPV positive woman. She has history of abnormal pap (non cancer) with this HPV. My chances of HPV contraction?
Low: Hpv has many types: types 16 and 18 are more biologically significant than 6 and 11. If you have had your cervix removed as part of the hystrectomy, you will not get cervical cancer. If you had dysplasia of the cervix, you can also have dysplasia of the vagina and vulva by the same hpv. A pap smear can be done of the vagina or biopsies of the vulva to exclude these possible sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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