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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Yes, ....: It is not uncommon to have abnormal PAP as reported without detectable HPV. Hence, follow the further advice from your current doctor since s/he knows more about you than anyone on line. ...Read more

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Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Depends: Most likely there is not much concern if the hpv dna test is negative. Slightly abnormal paps could be secondary to atrophy or mild inflammation. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear be negative if you have hpv?

Will a pap smear be negative if you have hpv?

Sometimes: If the hpv virus does not change the cellular content of the pap smear then it will be reported as negative even though it was present. Many pap labs now also report the presence and typing of the hpv on pap smears. ...Read more

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Can a nurse take wrong pap smear? I got negative both from HPV test and pap smear but is there any chance the beginner nurse didn't take it correctly?

Yes and no: There are some safeguards in the procedure. A pap smear should never be reported out unless the smear is first an adequate specimen (has the right kind of cervical cells on the slide) as judged by the person reviewing the slide. If adequate, and no abnormal cells are seen, it would be reported as negative. Can errors be made?, yes. ...Read more

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I've been previously diagnosed with HPV my latest Pap smear came back negative but since I've developed warts is this a new form of hpv or the orginal?

Hard to say: There are at least 2 HPV strains associated with genital warts and 7 associated with cervical cancer. If you never had genital warts before and tested positive for HPV, it is likely this is a new strain. Unless you had type specific testing in the past, it is hard to say. ...Read more

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If my Pap smear indicates LSIL but my hpv test was negative, does it mean I still have hpv?

If my Pap smear indicates LSIL but my hpv test was negative, does it mean I still have hpv?

It could: These are too different things. LGSIL means that abnormal cells were seen on the pap smear. Your HPV test looked for specific types of High risk HPV. It does not test for all kinds of HPV. Regardless the management is the same. The next step is a microscope exam of the cervix called a Colposcopy. ...Read more

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My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.

My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.

It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr pretty sure I have HPV but once before thought I had herpes (tested negative)but didn't test bumps, any sure way to know, pap smear pretty accurate?

Dr pretty sure I have HPV but once before thought I had herpes (tested negative)but didn't test bumps, any sure way to know, pap smear pretty accurate?

HPV, versus herpes: HPV has characteristic look, however it can be biopsied. Herpes can be tested by swabing, monoclonal antibody testing or serology ...Read more

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I've been tryin to get pregnant for over a year now with no results. I have kids. Had a pap smear oct 2011 asc/hpv neg. Could i still get pregnant? What could be the problem? I'm 40 years old

I've been tryin to get pregnant for over a year now with no results.  I have kids. Had a pap smear oct 2011 asc/hpv neg. Could i still get pregnant?  What could be the problem?  I'm 40 years old

Fertility doc: If you really want another child, I would visit a fertility specialist. You meet the definition of infertility based on your age (>35 yrs old) and length of trying unprotected intercourse (> 6 months). Given that you have had kids in the past, this shortens the list of what might be going on and how to help you or your partner. Good luck. ...Read more

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"Had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

"Had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read more

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My Pap smear said negative for intraepithelial lesion and malignancy but my guns is saying Pap results were negative but positive for HPV?

My Pap smear said negative for intraepithelial lesion and malignancy but my guns is saying Pap results were negative but positive for HPV?

It happens: You can actually carry HPV for decades and never develop any cell changes or have it show up on your next study. Once you get it, you have it & there are many strains of HPV. Some are more likely to trigger problems than others. ...Read more

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HPV-18 and ASC-H positive results led to a LEEP procedure. First pap smear 11 months later resulted in negative HPV test, but ASC-H present. Why?

Too many acronyms : Whenever a test is done somebody has to say what is positive or negative in a result about it. These are all summed up in the sensitivity and specificity of the particular test. If I measure your BP and tell you I measured 139/89 and said was fine because high BP was defined as higher than 140/90 you would probably start doubting my judgment. Whenever you get a test result back ask doc what do i ...Read more

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If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pap smear results came back as inflamed ascus- dr says it's inflamed normal cells. Hpv is negative. Had this happen again in 2012. What does it mean?

Probably normal: A SCUS stands for atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. That means the cells look funny. If the HPV is negative and it remains negative this is just an outlier under the microscope. If the HPV is positive you will need a biopsy. If The atypia persist you also will get a biopsy even if the HPV is negative. So at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you havso at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you have human papilloma virus infection ...Read more

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I have "abnormal cells" in my pap smear with negative hpv. I have no symptoms. Is this common in menopause? My doc says it is. Repeating pap 4 mos

The Pap intends: To looks at cervical cells, but can also collect endometrial lining cells. I'd not contradict your doctor, and the pace of re-exam is fine. Next step is a visit to gyn oncologist for "colposcopy" and biopsy, or a D&C to look at the endometrium. You do not mention bleeding: reg/irreg, heavy light, painful intercourse. Pose these to your doc. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear 3 months ago and was tested for various sti's and hpv. My results were negative, but until recently i have been experiencing?

I had a pap smear 3 months ago and was tested for various sti's and hpv. My results were negative, but until recently i have been experiencing?

Here are some ...: Congratulate you for being tested to be (-) for various STDs. But you didn't indicate what is bothering you so it's impossible to rewrite the Q with its clear quest, pertinence, & relevance so more answers can be provided for you. To ease managing day-to-day health-related issues and concerns, please take time to peruse the articles inhttp://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Best wishes... ...Read more

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I had a slightly ASCUS Pap smear results with negative for HPV and STDs. Gyno said inflammation from sex. Should I be concerned? Follow up soon.

I had a slightly ASCUS Pap smear results with negative for HPV and STDs. Gyno said inflammation from sex. Should I be concerned? Follow up soon.

No to worry: This is not anything worth worrying about right now. You should follow your Gyn's instructions. Did he ask you for a 6 month or one year follow up exam. You could do either and be OK. It takes many years for anything serious to develop on your cervix. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear and my dr saw visible leisons on my cervix but I tested negative for hpv. Why do I have leisons if I have no std's?

I had a pap smear and my dr saw visible leisons on my cervix but I tested negative for hpv. Why do I have leisons if I have no std's?

Lesions don't meandz: Lesions can be anything from simple visible changes from infections in the past or irritation from a number of things or they can be benign findings or more serious. Hpv is not the only std so that doesn't mean that you couldn't have something more serious or that u might not have another std. Lesions is a term to refer to changes in the tissue. Need follow up for clarification with your gyn. ...Read more

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Had a Pap smear 3 weeks ago. HPV was negative, Pap smear was normal and gonorrhea and chlamydia came back negative. Trich still says pending 3 weeks later. Does a lab usually take that long? I was negative 6 months ago and have not switched partners.

Had a Pap smear 3 weeks ago. HPV was negative, Pap smear was normal and gonorrhea and chlamydia came back negative. Trich still says pending 3 weeks later. Does a lab usually take that long? I was negative 6 months ago and have not switched partners.

Lab Trich result: Some labs do take an inordinate amount of time to give a report on Trichomonas, however, if your MD or you had those concerns a wet mount/prep could have been done at the initial examination to look for the organism under the microscope. The negative Trich result from 6 months ago has no bearing as there may have been many episodes of intercourse since then and all it takes is one outside contact. ...Read more

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My pap smear comes out negative buy my boyfriend came out with hpv-genital warts. I get a yeast everytime we have sex... What should I do?

My pap smear comes out negative buy my boyfriend came out with hpv-genital warts. I get a yeast everytime we have sex... What should I do?

Get regular paps: The strains of HPV that cause the warts that are troubling your boyfriend are different from the ones that cause precancer on the pap smear. Just comply with therapy and if you get benign warts or pap smear changes, we can fix things for you. I'm glad you have each other. ...Read more

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10 yrs ago pap smear showed hpv. All paps normal since. Now urine pos leukocytes, catheterized sample & CT scan neg, some flank pain. Could it be hpv?

10 yrs ago pap smear showed hpv. All paps normal since. Now urine pos leukocytes, catheterized sample & CT scan neg, some flank pain. Could it be hpv?

Unlikely: Hpv does not cause leukocytes in the urine nor flank pain. Most hpv infections are cleared by the immune system and 10 years of normal pap smears is a good sign. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore, it is prudent that you follow your doctor's directions in getting regular pap smears. ...Read more

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If my pap smear showed HPV how long could it have been there?

Since your first: Intercourse. About 25% of the population has hpv and you could have acquired it with your first intercourse or any time after that. ...Read more

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My husband has HPV and i have SLIL says my pap smear...what now?

My husband has HPV and i have SLIL says my pap smear...what now?

SLIL, LSIL, or HSIL?: The answer largely relates to management of your Pap. SLIL is not in the usual scheme: Pap is reported as LOW GRADE Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion or HIGH GRADE...and also whether your HPV test is positive. You may need colposcopy (exam of cervix). As you may have HPV (explanation of + Pap) to start using condoms now would have uncertain benefit. HPV should ultimately clear for both. ...Read more

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After contracting hpv, how quickly can it be detected in a pap smear?

NO ONE KNOWS: Hpv is transmitted sexually, hpv infection has no symptoms, the reality is that most infections are cleared by our immune system. The bad news is that there are over 100 hpv strains. Some cause genital warts others can lead to cervical cancer. The most important message is get your pap smear. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you have HPV before a pap smear detects it?

Oh, yes: Hpv is common. In several studies of college-age women, 20% were hpv positive at the beginning of the study and another 40% became positive in the next few years. That said, most hpv infections have no symptoms and most will go away by themselves. Hpv is associated with significant pap changes when it persists for >2 years. ...Read more

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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


Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more