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What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance: High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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I've had an abnormal pap last year and a leep... And now another abnormal pap with high risk hpv, what can I expect?

I've had an abnormal pap last year and a leep... And now another abnormal pap with high risk hpv, what can I expect?

Continued vigilance: Please follow your doctor's advice about regular check ups and any treatment recommendations. God forbid, the abnormality persists or get worse, you may need to consider a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

Need for follow-up: You do not have cancer but have higher than normal risk for cancer. You should get PAP smears done yearly, more frequently if your doctor suggests. Pregnancy would be okay, but make sure that you are taking pre-natal vitamins and keep in touch with your doctor for care throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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

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Pap smear results HPV high risk, what to do?

Follow doctor's: Advice. If you have HPV infection, it may clear itself, however you should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing and additional testing like colposcopy. See this site for more info.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm ...Read more

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What does ascus with HPV high risk mean on pap?

What does ascus with HPV high risk mean on pap?

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

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Ascus pap w/hpv high risk. Biopsy says ectocerv. Squamous mucosa w/inflm. N reactive changes. What's this indicate? Doc said bact. Vaginosis. I disagr

ASCUS: It indicates that you do not have precancerous condition, but the follow up is indicated since hpv was detected and ascus was identified. Bacterial vaginosis can be detected by pap and is easely treatable and completely benign condition. Protected sex is advised. ...Read more

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Discovered I have HPV high risk. Pap smear ok. But bf gave me rim job right after oral sex on vagina. Anal cancer? HPV transferred to anus?

Discovered I have HPV high risk. Pap smear ok. But bf gave me rim job right after oral sex on vagina. Anal cancer? HPV transferred to anus?

No: Most women do clear their HPV infection. Do keep getting PAP smears as advised by your doctor. Rimming is not increasing you risk of anal cancer over what you have otherwise.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

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

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I'm 36 had two abnormal paps six months apart. Second pap told me I have high risk hpv. Will this go away? Is it contagious?

I'm 36 had two abnormal paps six months apart. Second pap told me I have high risk hpv. Will this go away? Is it contagious?

No/Yes it can be,,,: This doesn't go away, and can spread if not treated. Your next step should be colposcopy and likely a cone biopsy to remove this. As it is a virus it can be contageous. If you have a high risk hpv, like types 16 and 18, it would be wise to be diligent about getting your pap smear screen every year. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old. Ihad a complete hyserectomy about 12 years ago. A year ago I was told that I am high risk hpv. Abnormal pap. Why?

I am 43 years old. Ihad a complete hyserectomy about 12 years ago. A year ago I was told that I am high risk hpv. Abnormal pap. Why?

Two reasons: You have to discuss with your doctor 1) you may have supra-cervical hysterectomy (means still have cervix) 2) vagina also prone to get malignancy (Genital HPV infection) that could be reason. Speak to your Gyn doctor will explain to you and assure you that will need regular follow up care. ...Read more

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5 months ago my pap came back abnormal with high risk HPV now she said my pap smear came back normal does that mean its gone? Or hasn't gotten worse?

5 months ago my pap came back abnormal with high risk HPV now she said my pap smear came back normal does that mean its gone? Or hasn't gotten worse?

Pap Smears: It would appear to me that you are confusing two different results on pap smears.

First, the main reason for a pap smear is to examine the cells to see if any of them have changed to predict a risk of cancer.

Second, the cells are studied for high risk hpv dna to see if there is any risk of future changes that would predict cancer. ...Read more

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Had high risk HPV papsmear with slightly abnormal pap. After colposcopy Dr said everything is denied I'll see you in 6 months. What does it mean?

Had high risk HPV papsmear with slightly abnormal pap. After colposcopy Dr said everything is denied I'll see you in 6 months. What does it mean?

OK then ask: Your doctor if you are a candidate for HPV vaccination, CDC recommends up to the age of 26. Even if you are infected quadrivalent covers 3 other types. Un like Herpes Simplex virus, it is possible to get rid of your body. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

Depends on findings: Of examination by colposcopy. It your doctor detects an abnormal site, s/he may do a biopsy, and will advise about the frequency of pap testing. In any case you should not wait more than one year for a repeat pap. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap. Hpv test was neg for high risk strains. Can the BV I had then cause atypical results or is it always hpv? No sex in 3+ years.

I had an abnormal pap. Hpv test was neg for high risk strains. Can the BV I had then cause atypical results or is it always hpv? No sex in 3+ years.

Possible and other: Hpv viruses. Hpv is not the only cause of abnormal pap. Other causes of inflammation like bacterial vaginosis may show abnormality. It is also possible that the abnormality is due to an hpv strain that was not tested. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow up tests and treatments. You are still in the age where hpv vaccination is recommended and you should get it. ...Read more

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Pap showed I'm positive for abnormal cells & further testing showed high risk HPV cells. What treatment is there alternative to cutting my cervix?

Pap showed I'm positive for abnormal cells & further testing showed high risk HPV cells. What treatment is there alternative to cutting my cervix?

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. ...Read more

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I was told I have HPV. It is not high risk 16 or 18. the dr said there is no other tests that need to be done until my pap next year and no medication?

I was told I have HPV. It is not high risk 16 or 18. the dr said there is no other tests that need to be done until my pap next year and no medication?

Follow doctor's: Advice. Your doctor is giving you right advice. Please do keep your appointments for follow-up tests. It is important that you continue to get PAP smears done on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Pap smear results show high risk of hpv. What should I do?

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

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Nurse said Pap showed Atypia high risk HPV but not types16 or 18. Can you give me information on what that means exactly?

Abnormal reading: Years ago they discovered a link between HPV & various cancers. HPV is a family of dozens of virus strains. The predominant strains linked to cervical cancer are 16 & 18 but there are others. You just need to keep your follow up appointments. Atypia does not mean cancer but could be a sign you could head that direction. It may never happen but you are at risk. ...Read more

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Diagnosed (after 1st pap smear ever) and successfully treated for cin2 high risk hpv. In your best estimate, when would I have contracted the hpv?

Impossible: Every act of intercourse is a chance to contract hpv. The more partners you have, the more opportunity to come in contact with hpv. Sadly, hpv doesn't have a date/time stamp on it, that would make it much easier to determine who you contacted it from. It could have been from a recent encounter or your first act of intercourse (assuming he wasn't a virgin). Great website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/hpv. ...Read more

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My pap was normal last yr this yr it came back ascius they slso detected HPV and its high risk can this be cancer or precancerous cell. I'm scared?

ASCUS Pap: Ascus with high risk hpv on your pap is telling your doctor to further investigate if there are pre cancer cells on your cervix. This is performed by a test called colposcopy, looking at your cervix under magnification, to identify any abnormal findings on your cervix. A sample of tissue would be taken, a biopsy, and looked at under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Low grade SIL 6 mon after finding out I have high risk hpv. I'm 33. Normal pap 3 yrs prior. What can I expect? Seems fast changes. My age is a concern.

Small concern: LGSIL usually regresses without any treatment. You need to be evaluated to make sure it is LG, usually with a colposcopy. It would then be followed to make sure it doesn't progress. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with HPV over 2 years ago and still have it. I have the high risk strains (16 & 18), but also have the warts. I have not had anything done except for the acid on the warts. Do I need to have something else done? I have a pap every 6 month

I was diagnosed with HPV over 2 years ago and still have it. I have the high risk strains (16 & 18), but also have the warts. I have not had anything done except for the acid on the warts. Do I need to have something else done? I have a pap every 6 month

Try other treatments: Your HPV, both low risk (warts) and high (abnormal pap smear?), will clear with time. Two years is longer than average, but only a little. You are protecting yourself from a dangerous outcome (cancer) with the follow-up paps. For warts, when a treatment like trichloroacetic acid hasn't been great, others often work. Ask your doctor about podofilox, imiquimod, sinechatechins, cautery, and freezing. ...Read more

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If pap results come back I have LSIL does it mean I have high risk Hpv or could it be due to just having Hpv?

LSIL from HPV: It is probably a high risk HPV that is causing the changes in the cells of your cervix. Frequently a pap will also report whether there is high or low risk HPV present. In my office, the lab that does the paps automatically checks for HPV on abnormal paps. ...Read more

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I'm hpv pos high risk, I go for my pap every yr. Last yr it was squamous metaplasia. Would I get cancer in a yr?

I'm hpv pos high risk, I go for my pap every yr. Last yr it was squamous metaplasia. Would I get cancer in a yr?

Not necessarily: Squamous metaplasia is simply the replacement of one normal squamous cell with another by pathological definition. What that means is that squamous cells are the main component of the outside of the cervix (exocervix) and is normal. This is not a precursor to CIN also known as dysplasia, which can lead to HPV associated carcinoma. ...Read more

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AGCUS pap, negative hpv 16/18/31. Positive mrna for "other" high risk strand. Watery mucus discharge. Should I be worried?

Yes: The HPV types present in your test increase your risk for cervical cancer, bladder cancer, and transmission of that risk to others during intercourse. Sometimes AGUS can change back to normal, but this needs to be followed closely by your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more