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Class Iv Pap Smear
For personal things, I have this friend who had pap smear class 2 twice. Is it bad having it twice in the row? What would happen?
Careful follow-up: Both ascus and asc-h fall into the previous category ii, or "atypical". Your friend should be referred for hpv testing and colposcopy, which is a method to visualize the cervix. If any lesions are seen, the ob/gyn will take a biopsy to look for changes of hpv infection or cervical cancer. It is important that your friend follow-up with her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap smear result states : mildly abnormal with HPV virus and low grade changes ie CIN 1. Is this categorized as class 1 , 2 , 3 or greater?
Depends on her age: Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that. Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Please read the instructions for preparing for pap smear in the website given below. In brief: do not do the following for 24 hours before the test: douche (douching should never be done), have intercourse, take a bath (shower is okay), use tampons. Avoid scheduling your pap smear while you have your period. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003911.htm. ...Read more