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What does ASCUS mean? I got those results on a recent Pap test.

What does ASCUS mean? I got those results on a recent Pap test.

Positive pap: Ascus means Abnormal Scuamoqus Cell of Uncertain Source . It douse not mean you have cancer . But your doctor should look for a cause for this abnormality such as looking for HPV - human Papiloma virus , which could be the precursor for Cervical cancer . Most of the time a repeat pap is normal or negative . ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Regular paps all normal then jan ASCUS April normal. Oct ASCUS. Fam Dr says re test in three months (HPV not tested ). Ok to wait and retest ? ..?

Regular paps all normal then jan ASCUS   April normal.  Oct ASCUS. Fam Dr says re test in three months (HPV not tested ).  Ok to wait and retest ? ..?

Ascus: Its Ok but get a HPV next time. ASCUS with negative HPV is not a big concern ASCUS with positive HPV likely requires colposcopy. http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/PAP-HPV-testing ...Read more

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What does "hpv high if ascus thin prep" mean?

What does "hpv high if ascus thin prep" mean?

HPV test done if ASC: This means that if a person has a pap test result of asc-us (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance), then the lab will perform a high risk hpv dna test. If the dna test is negative, then the "atypia" is less likely caused by an hpv infection. If the dna test is positive, then the "atypia" is more likely caused by an hpv infection. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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My wife result it say HPV yes if ascus what does it mean?

My wife result it say HPV yes if ascus what does it mean?

?: Are you talking about a result, or an order form? If her pap is minimally abnormal (ascus) they sometimes order an hpv test automatically, to see if that is the cause. ...Read more

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ASCUS diagnosed, do i have to wait 6 months for cells to return to normal, or can i order a colposcopy right away?

ASCUS diagnosed, do i have to wait 6 months for cells to return to normal, or can i order a colposcopy right away?

Possibly: Many times an ASCUS is simply due to an infection or inflammation. It is important to see if the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, result is positive or negative. That will give you more data on whether you want to aggressively request a colposcopy. ...Read more

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How many years is normal to go through this pap - colpo (every 6 months but i haven't been in a year) cycle with ascus legions? It's almost been 4 yrs

ASCUS: The cycle can repeat itself for years. The best ways to stop the cycle are: monogamous relationship (not serial monogamy), hpv vaccine, no smoking ... ...Read more

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Ascus on a pap.. Could it be cancer?

Ascus on a pap.. Could it be cancer?

Must watch closely: Atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance are a warning that you need to be followed a little more closely than other people for future cancers. The recommendations for your age and perhaps your hpv status are cook-book and one of the things that uncle sam has gotten right. Comply and it may save your life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause an ascus pap (besides hpv)?

What can cause an ascus pap (besides hpv)?

Unknown: The name itself almost gives you the answer to your question: ASCUS stands for "abnormal squamous cells of undetermined significance". Most important, ASCUS appears to be harmless. Follow you doctor's advice about possible follow-up pap smears or other tests, but don't be worried about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause an ascus pap that's not related to hpv?

Can you tell me what could cause an ascus pap that's not related to hpv?

Many things.: Asc-us stands for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. This means that there are a few cells with mild abnormality that are not definitely associated with hpv or precancer/cancer. Sometimes these cell changes are caused by other infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes these cell changes are related to hormonal alterations or mechanical irritation. ...Read more

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Found out I have ascus cells in ovaries. What is this? What causes it? What are treatments? What are risks?

Found out I have ascus cells in ovaries. What is this? What causes it? What are treatments? What are risks?

Ovaries?: Are you sure the doctor said ovaries? ASCUS cells of the cervix are a very common finding on a pap smear. These are cervical cells not ovarian cells. I would contact your doctor and ask for clarification on the body part. ...Read more

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Yearly paps first abnormal pap - ascus - age 40. What is best follow up? Hpv test not done and not offered. How serious is this ascus result ?

ASCUS: Ascus is not usually serious. It is just a red flag that your physician needs to do a repeat follow up test sooner than usual. It is also unusual, now a days, to not offer the hpv hybrid test with the pap smear. You should clarify with your physician why this vital test was not offered to you. ...Read more

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Does having an ascus pap at age 23 (resolved by repeat pap being all normal since ) have any impact on an ascus pap at age 40. Hpv status not known?

Recurrence may occur: Encouraging that the second pap was negative. If you were positive for hpv a higher recurrence rate would be anticipated. You are doing the right thing by having proper surveillance pap exams. ...Read more

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What does ascus favor benign means?

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See below: Ascus is atypical squamous cells of unknown significance; it means they see something that doesn't look normal, but doesn't look like a high grade lesion, either. Favor benign is just that; they don't think it's necessarily anything, follow up as appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

Yes: Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix. Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year. ...Read more

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Pap showed ascus e6/e7 but biopsy showed cin1 negative e7 what does that mean ?

Pap showed ascus e6/e7 but biopsy showed cin1 negative e7 what does that mean ?

Trust the Pap: You will want follow-up and I trust you will comply with the instructions you receive. You are in no immediate danger. I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Regular paps all normal. Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv. (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

Regular paps all normal.  Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv.  (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

It is not cancer: It is pre-cancer all you have to do is follow up with those ascus reports with a biopsy to see how bad the dysplasia is. If it's high-grade dysplasia and you'll need to have a small portion of your cervix removed this is very common. This will cure your HPV in many cases. The chance of getting squamous cell carcinoma if you follow up our almost 0 please follow up. ...Read more

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My pap came back ascus and they detect HPV but my pap in 2011 was normal i had only 1 sex partner after my 2011 pap.Should i be worry what should I do my gyno wants me to do a colo.Wat should I do.

Do it!: Go thru with the colposcopy but don't worry. They just want to be certain there are no areas to worry about, and if there are they will fix them! more than likely it will be fine and they will ask you to repeat your pap in 6 months after the colposcopy . You are young &we know that girls can often clear hpv by their immune system if under 30. Till u are clear of hpv use safe sex . Don't pass on. ...Read more

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