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My smear came back abnormal with high risk hpv, colposcopy appointment came through what will the test look for?

My smear came back abnormal with high risk hpv, colposcopy appointment came through what will the test look for?

Whomever did: The pap test should have explained everything to you that is what we do in the us, the test islooking for abnormal ecto and endocervical cells to see if u have pre cancer or more rarely cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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I was diagnosed with high risk HPV and I'm getting a colposcopy in a few weeks. I'm freaking out! How likely will it cause cancer?

HPV & Cancer: We know that strains of high risk hpv can cause cancer. Fortunately, with close follow up, the abnormal cells can be removed before a serious cancer will occur. As long as you have follow up as recommended by your gyn, it's unlikely that cancer will develop. ...Read more

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Had high risk HPV papsmear with slightly abnormal pap. After colposcopy Dr said everything is denied I'll see you in 6 months. What does it mean?

Had high risk HPV papsmear with slightly abnormal pap. After colposcopy Dr said everything is denied I'll see you in 6 months. What does it mean?

OK then ask: Your doctor if you are a candidate for HPV vaccination, CDC recommends up to the age of 26. Even if you are infected quadrivalent covers 3 other types. Un like Herpes Simplex virus, it is possible to get rid of your body. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

Depends on findings: Of examination by colposcopy. It your doctor detects an abnormal site, s/he may do a biopsy, and will advise about the frequency of pap testing. In any case you should not wait more than one year for a repeat pap. ...Read more

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Biopsy results from colopscopy= yes chronic cervicitis, no dysplasia. Due to positive high risk hpv. Will abstinence clear the chronic cervicitis?

Biopsy results from colopscopy= yes chronic cervicitis, no dysplasia. Due to positive high risk hpv. Will abstinence clear the chronic cervicitis?

No, unless HPV is: Treated & eradicated. Certain strains of hpv are closely linked with cervical cancer. As long as the hpv is present, cervicitis may continue, dysplasia may develop, & cervical cancer may result. See gyn for treatment options. Good luck. Partner (s) also need to be checked & treated for hpv. ...Read more

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Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

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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Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Not really: Negative HPV (high risk or other types) have nothing to do with HIV. you still need to be tested for HIV if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Is not having a period normal even if u have high risk hpv?

Is not having a period normal even if u have high risk hpv?

No: Not having a period in never normal if you have the right chromosomes (xx) and you are not in menopause regardless of whatever else condition you may have. Hpv causes wart and is a risk factor for developing cervical cancer given enough time. It should not in any way affect your hormonal cycle and therefore your period. ...Read more

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I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

There is a test: That is determined by the HPV hybrid test your Gynecologist should have run with the pap smear. We no longer guess about these things. ...Read more

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I just found out I have high risk hpv. What are my treatment options?

Relax/none needed: This result justs helps motivate you to have regular pap smears & follow ups. This gives you the chance to find & treat changes triggered by these strains before they transition to cancer.The germ has no specific treatment, like a strep throat, since it is a virus.The primary infection clears, but the potential for worrisome changes remains. However, these may never happen or take decades. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

If you already had: It, get it treated, If you did not take protective measures besides maintaining good hygiene. Vaccination is done for young girls only, as adult population already exposed to the virus.Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have high risk HPV is frequent back pain at all times of the month normal?

I have high risk HPV is frequent back pain at all times of the month normal?

Not related: Min the absence of very advanced disease, it is unlikely that your back pain is related to your back pain. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high-risk HPV. What does this mean? And Could this affect my bladder at all?

Diagnosed with high-risk HPV. What does this mean? And Could this affect my bladder at all?

HRHPV: Infected with one of the viruses in the human papilloma virus family that causes genital warts or cervical cancer. Most women infected with virus clear virus over time. Those who do not are at risk for cervical cancer and need regular PAP screening. Follow advice of your doc to prevent complications. There is no effect on bladder. ...Read more

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I might have anal high risk hpv, how often shud I go in for to get checked for anal lumps. I went 3 months ago everything looked fine.

I might have anal high risk hpv, how often shud I go in for to get checked for anal lumps. I went 3 months ago everything looked fine.

Anal HPV: Not sure what "might have" means. Have you been diagnosed with anal warts or HPV? Was HPV testing done to determine high vs low risk? Anyway, you should follow the advice you were given by your doctor when you were examined 3 months ago. Most such patients probably should be seen every year, or maybe as soon as 6 months. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, ive been diagnosed with high risk hpv and cin1, ive had this 1 year now. Is there anything you can advise I should do to clear this? Thankyou

Continue MD exams: CIN I is the earliest stage of abnormality. If the sub types of HPV are 16, 18 (high risk) then your GYN MD will need to see you frequently to make sure that this does not progress. Sometimes CIN I actually reverses itself back to normal without any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more

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My doc. Said there was noting about a type for myhpv but some abbreviations something undetermined with a note high risk hpv? What does that mean?

HPV 16 and 18: Hpv 16 and hpv 18 are two varieties of hpv that are associated with a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. A pap smear with your yearly gynocological exam is done to catch potentially cancerous changes early. Hpv or human papaloma virus can be vaccinated against with guardasil. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and be reassured that this condition is easily treatable. ...Read more

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What to do about high risk hpv?

What to do about high risk hpv?

Follow MD advice: Even high risk HPV rarely progresses to actual cancer, especially with proper medical care. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up and nothing serious will come of it. ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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Hpv positive I'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive I'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

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Help, what to do if I might have high risk hpv?

Routine care: Strains of hpv were found in as many as 70% of women in there mid 20's prior the vaccines availability. Yearly pap smears to detect early signs of hpv related pre-cancer have been done for decades. Discuss with your pcp/obgyn. ...Read more

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I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

Yes: If your partner is virus naive, then your partner is at risk. Please us a condom. ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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Can you pass high risk HPV through a bar of soap?

HPV: Like most viruses does not survive very long outside the body so this is very very unlikely to happen ...Read more

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Does high risk HPV be spread in the dormant stage?

Yes.: Some people (especially men, but also some women) can be 'carriers' of hpv and not have warty lesions or precancerous changes that are visible to the eye. These 'silent carriers' may spread the human papillomavirus to sexual partners without knowing that they carry the virus. ...Read more

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I have only high risk HPV, will my bf get warts? As they're low risk right?

I have only high risk HPV, will my bf get warts? As they're low risk right?

Different strain: The wart strain differs and each strain is true to its pattern of associations. Your high risk strain (for cervical cancer) can also produce problems in men. Throat and penile cancer are rare but linked to these strains. If you/he gets warts it will be from some external exposure. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for high risk hpv, but I'm worried I have the warts, too.?

You should see them: The HPV strains that are high risk seldom have visible signs, but may show changes on a pap smear or internal exam. The strains that produce genital warts will rarely be un-noticed. In fact their common pattern includes scattered warts on the genital surfaces of the labia or penis. You can certainly acquire more than one HPV strains during sex.The current vaccines cover 2-9 strains. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more