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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. Bernard Seif
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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

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