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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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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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?

Probably not. Follow: This result can sound concerning, but ascus ("abnormal cells of unknown significance") is extremely common. Some of the cervical cells on the pap looked abnormal but not clearly pre-cancerous. Depending on the type of pap your doc did, she may be able to tell you whether hpv might have caused this. Often ascus resolves, but please stay in touch with your doc and discuss appropriate follow-up. ...Read more

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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