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Atypical Pap Smear Negative Hpv
Got pap smear done and it came back as "HPV Negative' However some atypical cells were found. What are atypical cells? What causes them? Is it cancer?
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
Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?
My Pap smear showed negative for hpv but insufficient for Pap smear. If hpv is negative should I retest?
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
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
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
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?
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
"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
My Pap smear said negative for intraepithelial lesion and malignancy but my guns is saying Pap results were negative but positive for HPV?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What could cause whitesh rash near gland by vagina lip on left ihave been tested for herpes it was neg also HPV neg all paps and cervical smear norma?
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?
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
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
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