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Doctor insights on: Colposcopy Results Inflammation

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What causes white patches on cervix? Today dr saw inflamation+white patches, I should do colposcopy.10 month ago pop test normal+inflam severe. Worrid : (

Infection: It's possible sometimes women have a low level infection in the uterus or cervix. Often this isn't an std, but rather a local chronic infection. Sometimes it's not even an infection, but an irritation or allergy. It's almost never cancer, so I wouldn't worry. Sometimes a simple course of antibiotics cures. Here's a website:
http://women. Webmd. Com/guide/cervicitis. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results come back normal?

Excellent news: This means that you will need a pap smear and hpv test in 12 months. It means that the abnormal pap results do not indicate cancer or pre-cancer. It's a good thing. ...Read more

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What are the next steps after a colposcopy which resulted in a biopsy?

Treat or monitor: After your biopsy results are in, your doctor will let you know if you need treatment to remove abnormal cells or if it is best to give your body time to take care of them. Either way, it is very important to follow up with regular pap smears according to the schedule your doc provides. ...Read more

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How much time did it take for your colposcopy results?

How much time did it take for your colposcopy results?

Up to a week: If a biopsy is taken, it will have to go to the Pathology lab for processing and interpretation by the Pathologist. Depending upon the lab, this could a few days or even a week ...Read more

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What does this result mean? HPV positive AGC colposcopy?

What does this result mean? HPV positive AGC colposcopy?

Positive for HPV: It means that the Pap Smear was positive for HPV infection and another test called Colposcopy has been recommended and if they find abnormal cells and they take a biopsy
AGC STANDS FOR ATYPICAL GLANDULAR CELLS ...Read more

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If my result from colposcopy says no serious abnormalities. Do that mean there are some? And I have HPV?

If my result from colposcopy says no serious abnormalities. Do that mean there are some? And I have HPV?

Sounds normal: HPV sometimes causes anal cancer, but not cancers higher in the rectum or colon. Colonoscopy checks only for non-HPV cancers of the rectum or colon. A negative results is very reliable evidence you have no such problem, and also no polyps that could lead to later colon cancer. If you have further concerns, discuss them with the doctor who did your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results for HPV come back normal?

HPV: Colposcopy is a procedure where the doctor looks at your cervix with a microscope and biopsies anything that appears abnormal. If your results are negative, that means that the virus hasn't caused any damage yet. Stay strong and healthy, don't smoke and get regular paps to catch any abnormalities that may occur in the future. ...Read more

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If you douche day or couple days before colposcopy does that effect biopsy results?

No: Douche with usual solutions is not likely to alter the tissue enough to affect biopsy results. Though it would be better to not douche before examination as the presence of discharge, if any, is part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix, how long does it usually take for the results?

I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix, how long does it usually take for the results?

1 week: Depending on the location of the practice and the lab used, it should be no longer that one to two weeks to get back a biopsy report. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix. How long does it usually take for the results?

Depends on lab: The results can sometimes take up to a few weeks to get back. Our results usually take 7-10 days, but it's different everywhere. I would call your clinic and "remind" them you are still awaiting results. ...Read more

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Pap result: mild inflam. Background, superficial & intermed. Squamous cells w/ benign endocervical cells; history of 2 irreg. Paps. Colposcopy needed?

No: If read accurately, your Pap smear indicates an inflammatory or infectious process - not a premalignant one. Colposcopy is not indicated now but you need to be checked to see what is causing the inflammation...clear the inflammation...repeat the pap...and only then have a colposcopy if the Pap smear shows premalignant cells. You could also be tested for high-risk HPV. ...Read more

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I recently had a colposcopy due to a pap that showed hpv, with a cancer free result. I am in my 50's and wonder if getting an off-label gardasil vaccine is a good idea or a waste of money?

I recently had a colposcopy due to a pap that showed hpv, with a cancer free result. I am in my 50's and wonder if getting an off-label gardasil vaccine is a good idea or a waste of money?

Good thinking yet no: Data from human trials. Vaccines work by triggering immune system responses to foreign chemical structures on surface of virus/bacteria, ones not encountered previously. Little data exists on repeated challenging with related structures when person has already had clinically apparent versions of the disease. Larger issue=complexity of immune system (brain control 24/7) responses poorly understood. ...Read more

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Tested positive for HPV twice in 6 months but always had a normal pap. Had colposcopy with biopsy, waiting on results. Is a normal pap a good sign?

Yes, but not perfect: A normal PAP suggests that you have no evidence of cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells). A positive HPV test indicates that you have active virus that can cause dysplasia, which can lead to cervical cancer years later. Women over 30 who have normal PAP, but persistently +HPV (two years), needs Colposcopy to make sure dysplasia was not missed on PAP. See ASCCP Guidelines. Take Care! ...Read more

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Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal. Bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. What could it be? Thanks

Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal. Bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. What could it be? Thanks

Missing info: Your pap smear can not be “normal” and “suspicious.” These terms are mutually exclusive. I would contact the doctor and ask for clarification regarding your results. Typically the terms used are normal, atypical, low grade, high grade or cancer. ...Read more

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I have colposcopy positive cin1 results, now what? Do they have to do colposcopy again if positive hpv/neg pap again?

I have colposcopy positive cin1 results, now what? Do they have to do colposcopy again if positive hpv/neg pap again?

Regular follow-up: Cin 1 generally requires regular yearly follow-up pap smears to ensure that the lesion is not getting worse. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Will unprotected sex 14 hours before Pap smear /possible colposcopy affect my results? Should I tell the specialist tomorrow?

Will unprotected sex 14 hours before Pap smear /possible colposcopy affect my results? Should I tell the specialist tomorrow?

No.: The appearance of cervical cells under the microscope is not affected by the presence of semen from the day before. No need to tell the doctor (he will see sperm reported on the pap smear interpretation). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the significance is of spindle cells being found in a cervical smear test? I have had colposcopy and biopsy, awaiting results.

Variable.: If the final interpretation is negative for malignant cells, you are ok!
as highlighted in one of the replies 'spindle' cells just reflect the shape of cells, which may be benign or malignant (and may be epithelial or stromal from deeper tissue). If malignant, usually it is keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with 'fiber' cells. Other malignant causes are very rare (e.g. Sarcomas, melanoma, mmt). ...Read more

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PAPs normal but I bled after sex so colposcopy was done. Dr just thought sensitive cells but result is CIN II-next is LEEP. Wondering how this could be?

PAPs normal but I bled after sex so colposcopy was done. Dr just thought sensitive cells but result is CIN II-next is LEEP. Wondering how this could be?

Hard to say: It is hard to say why your pap was normal with moderate dysplasia present. Good thing it was caught now and you can get treated, Your doctor may want to follow up with the company reading the pap smears and suggest a quality control analysis be performed. ...Read more

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Immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes-colposcopy result. Can I do cone biopsy in 12 weeks as I travel for work;or I should panic and rush?

Immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes-colposcopy result. Can I do cone biopsy in 12 weeks as I travel for work;or I should panic and rush?

Enjoy your travel: I doubt you'll get a cone, but you'll probably get some small biopsies. Your physician will probably agree with me that you can plan this as convenient for you. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of laser hair removal and a colposcopy that resulted in a biopsy?

What are the health effects of laser hair removal and a colposcopy that resulted in a biopsy?

Unrelated.: Follow the results of your colposcopy. Laser hair removal has had nothing to do with the cause or results of colposcopy. The laser energy used for hair removal does not penetrate more than a millimeter or two within the skin, and is not ionizing radiation anyway (it is infrared, causing a thermal--heat--response that destroys the hair follicle). These are totally unrelated. ...Read more

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I called my gyn for my pap results. Talked to the receptionist. Scheduled a colposcopy. What does this mean?

Closer look: Colposcopy is very similar to a pap exam. The colposcooe is a magnifying machine, used from the out side, to get a better look at the female cervix. There is posibly some areas of the cervix that can be missed on routine pap. ...Read more

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Hi-how much can the doctor know after a cervical colposcopy? Or he needs to wait a month for the lab result? Thanks

Hi-how much can the doctor know after a cervical colposcopy? Or he needs to wait a month for the lab result? Thanks

The results from: A colposcopy should come back within 5-14 days at the most, it should not take a month! The doc can get an idea by doing it but have to go by what the biopsy results are. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap with HPV after never having an abnormal result and 10 years with my spouse. Should we wait to have sex until after my colposcopy?

Abnormal pap with HPV after never having an abnormal result and 10 years with my spouse. Should we wait to have sex until after my colposcopy?

Continued sex is OK: HPV sometimes lies dormant and then causes pap smear abnormalities years later. This is much more likely than a new infection. Since you have been having regular sex with your husband, he has already been repeatedly exposed and undoubtedly infected, and likely his immune system has already eliminated the virus. There is no need to stop having sex, either for your health or his. ...Read more

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Does a colposcopy and taking 5 biopsys cause infertility? My results were negative but we haven't conceived in 10 months. Can it cause scar tissue?

Colon biopsy: No a colon biopsy should have no effect on your ability to conceive. A colon mucosal biopsy is relatively small, about 2mm's and heals without any scar formation. ...Read more

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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