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Colposcopy High Risk Hpv
My smear came back abnormal with high risk hpv, colposcopy appointment came through what will the test look for?
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
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?
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?
I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?
Can a pap smear alone detect high risk HPV or does the colposcopy determine that? How can a doctor tell how long the HPV has been in someone's system?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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