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If I have CIN 1 on pap test- does that mean I got the dangerous HPV type? Does that mean precancerous cells? Thanks

If I have CIN 1 on pap test- does that mean I got the dangerous HPV type? Does that mean precancerous cells? Thanks

Pap Smears: This question no longer needs us to speculate. Any good physician doing a pap in america today would be including the dna hybrid test to see if you have a strain of the cancer causing hpv viruses. The skin changes classified by cin 1, 2 or above are one part of the test. The dna hpv hybrid results are the other. I would ask your gynecologist what the hybrid test showed. ...Read more

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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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Me and my girlfriend have the HPV virus. She's had surgery to cut away the pre-cancerous cells, and I had genital warts. What does this mean for us?

Me and my girlfriend have the HPV virus. She's had surgery to cut away the pre-cancerous cells, and I had genital warts. What does this mean for us?

Keep tabs on it: I'm glad she had the premalignant cells detected and that they will be removed. You can have those nasty warts lasered off or removed by other means. The fact that the two of you have one another and are in a loving relationship is far more of a "plus" than the nuisance of having nasty HPV strains on board. I wish you both the best and hope that your love lasts for a lifetime of happiness. ...Read more

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What does mild precancerous mean? I'd it dangerous? Got my HPV tests results. A bit worried.

What does mild precancerous mean? I'd it dangerous? Got my HPV tests results. A bit worried.

See your gynecologis: Are you referring to cells on your cervix? Having HPV puts you at risk for cancer, but regular check ups with your gynecologist can find precancerous and treat the precancer. Go see your gynecologist ...Read more

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If I test negative for HPVdoes this mean I do not have hpv? Had abnormal cells and had a 6month check which said negative for both. Do I have hpv?

If I test negative for HPVdoes this mean I do not have hpv? Had abnormal cells and had a 6month check which said negative for both. Do I have hpv?

No: No you don't.but go check with doctor for abnormal cells, Most of the time, minor changes go back to normal on their own. But more serious changes can turn into cancer if they are not removed. The more serious changes are often called “precancer” because they are not yet cancer, but they can turn into cancer over time. It is important to make sure these changes do not get worse. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for HPV precancerous cell to turn in to cancer cells?

How long does it takes for HPV precancerous cell to turn in to cancer cells?

Varies: Most people infected with hpv are able to eliminate the virus. The latent period for the development of cancer is variable and depends on the strain of hpv virus, genetic make of the individual, use of tobacco, hormonal status and immune status. The latent period is usually measured in years. ...Read more

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Since I have hpv, does him thrusting against my cervix put me at higher risk for unwelcome changes to my cervix (e.G., precancerous cells)?

Since I have hpv, does him thrusting against my cervix put me at higher risk for unwelcome changes to my cervix (e.G., precancerous cells)?

HPV: There are so many hpv virus, 16 & 18 are the most common risk type for cervical cancer. Intercourse w your boyfriend will not change to much your risk if you already have hpv. You need yearly pap smear, avoid multiple sex partners, prevent having hiv, don't smoke. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have HPV and my doctor told me I have precancerous cells. What types of treatment am I suppose to be getting for this?

I have HPV and my doctor told me I have precancerous cells. What types of treatment am I suppose to be getting for this?

Surveillance: It is simply good practice to follow your doctors advise & have your scheduled pap smears or other studies when recommended. The infection self heals but can hang around in hibernation forever, with the potential to trigger cancer at some point. You are young enough to benefit from the HPV9 vaccine, that would protect you from strains you don't have yet, but not treat what you have. ...Read more

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If I have CIN 1- cell changes - does it mean I have the dangerous types of HPV that cause cancer?

If I have CIN 1- cell changes - does it mean I have the dangerous types of HPV that cause cancer?

Not necessarily: Your pap smear should also come with hpv typing to make that determination. Cin I is a very early change in the cervix and may or may not be a dangerous hpv type. ...Read more

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Previously had CIN 3 abnormal cells, had checkup smear last month (all clear no hpv) does this mean I am rid of HPV for good? 3 kids & married x

Probably: The body is able to clear an HPV infection over 90% of the time. However, reinfection is possible if there is exposure to HPV in the future. Your risk for recurrence is directly related to the risk of exposure. In a monogamous relationship that risk is quite low. ...Read more

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My pap says I have low epithelial precancerous cervical cells. HPV. Can they ago away. I read up and I seen people they that most of the time they do?

My pap says I have low epithelial precancerous cervical cells. HPV. Can they ago away. I read up and I seen people they that most of the time they do?

Yes.: Your reading is correct. Most women will clear the HPV infection. Those who do not clear the infection are at risk for developing cervical cancer and need to be monitored more frequently. ...Read more

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My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.

My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.

It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy april nml pap last week neg HPV but showed endometrial cells I am scared what does this mean?

Endometrial biopsy april nml pap last week neg HPV but showed endometrial cells I am scared what does this mean?

What did your gyn: Say? Your gyn should have explained that you can see endometrial cells in the pap esp. If you had the pap during a period, if you did not then u should get a pelvic ultrasound to check the endometrial thickness and if too think then an in office hysteroscpy with biopsy, takes 5 minutes at the most when I do them in office, and it would be much more worrisome if they saw atypical endometrial cell. ...Read more

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Causes for atypical squamous cells finding on pap with a negative hpv? Can these cells just go back to normal? Does this mean cancer??

Yes they can become: Atypical cells can be due to many causes. Some of these causes (like infection/inflammation) do resolve and the cells then normalize. Your doctor just needs to keep an eye on this area to make sure that the cells do not get any worse over the coming 5-10 years. ...Read more

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Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?

Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?

You had HPV now gone: Abnormal cells of the cervix always means HPV; you can be sure you had HPV at the time of your abnormal pap and colposcopy. With your pap smear now normal, it is likely that the underlying HPV infection also has cleared up. Confirm with the doctor who treated you. Also ask her about getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of future infections with high-risk and wart-causing HPV strains. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a pap done 2 yrs ago & it show that I had precancerous cells & test positive for HPV prior, didn't follw up with a gyn. Chance of having cancer?

Had a pap done 2 yrs ago & it show that I had precancerous cells & test positive for HPV prior, didn't follw up with a gyn. Chance of having cancer?

Get checked: While the chances of progression are not highly likely if you have had an abnormal pap smear in the past you really need to follow up more than every two years. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Pap smear results came back as inflamed ascus- dr says it's inflamed normal cells. Hpv is negative. Had this happen again in 2012. What does it mean?

Probably normal: A SCUS stands for atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. That means the cells look funny. If the HPV is negative and it remains negative this is just an outlier under the microscope. If the HPV is positive you will need a biopsy. If The atypia persist you also will get a biopsy even if the HPV is negative. So at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you havso at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you have human papilloma virus infection ...Read more

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My pap was normal last yr this yr it came back ascius they slso detected HPV and its high risk can this be cancer or precancerous cell. I'm scared?

My pap was normal last yr this yr it came back ascius they slso detected HPV and its high risk can this be cancer or precancerous cell. I'm scared?

ASCUS Pap: Ascus with high risk hpv on your pap is telling your doctor to further investigate if there are pre cancer cells on your cervix. This is performed by a test called colposcopy, looking at your cervix under magnification, to identify any abnormal findings on your cervix. A sample of tissue would be taken, a biopsy, and looked at under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My obgyn told me after cryosurgery to have protected sex so not to reintroduce the HPV virus to the new cells? So does that mean it's gone I'm confuse

It's gone, for now: The cryosurgery was done to destroy the areas of the cervix that have undergone changes caused by hpv. Whether it is successful will be determined by follow-up pap smears. Since the virus is sexually transmitted, you can easily get exposed again by having unprotected sex if your partner also has the virus. It won't make the original virus come back, but it can expose you all over again. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if he had it but I did and had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV cell abnormality. He took off his condom I think that means I'm rexposed?

I'm not sure if he had it but I did and had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV cell abnormality. He took off his condom I think that means I'm rexposed?

Routine Pap smears: Once you have the human papilloma virus there is no getting rid of it. There are many different strains. You can always get exposed to new strain so keep using condoms. The main thing is to get pap smears on a regular basis once you have been exposed to ensure there are no early cancer signs. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with HPV and BV and has really high white blood cells. What's this mean?

Diagnosed with HPV and BV and has really high white blood cells. What's this mean?

In blood or locally: The peripheral white blood cell count should not be really high in these infections. ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have HPV with no genital warts, and no precancerous cells? Just the infection itself?

Certainly: Of the dozens of strains in the HPV family only 2 are known to be associated with warts so far. There are at least 7 associated with cervical cancer & you can carry (& pass) these for decades before you develop precancerous cells. That is why it is important to maintain regular Gyn follow up and get pap smears done. These can identify cell changes early, before they turn cancerous & can be removed ...Read more

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My PAP came back with "epithelial cell abnormality. LGSIL; mild dysplasia and human papilloma virus effects are present". What does this mean?

My PAP came back with "epithelial cell abnormality. LGSIL; mild dysplasia and human papilloma virus effects are present". What does this mean?

HPV, dysplasia: You have HPV and it has caused minor cellular abnormalities in your cervix. L (G)SIL stands for low (grade) squamous intra-epithelial lesion, usually due to a low risk (non cancer-causing) type of HPV. Most likely this is not serious, but follow your doctor's advice on follow-up testing and perhaps treatment. Get vaccinated to prevent more serious HPV infections and get tested for other STDs. ...Read more

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My first pap smears results back as abnormal, ascus +reactive endocervical cells, HPV neg, im 17 weeks pregnant, what does this mean?

My first pap smears results back as abnormal, ascus +reactive endocervical cells, HPV neg, im 17 weeks pregnant, what does this mean?

Abn pap in pregnancy: It is necessary to call your doctor about an appointment concerning your pap smear and if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Hpv and precancerous cells in pap test if I tested positive for one of the strains of HPV that is preventable by the vaccine and did the pap test and the doctor said I have precancerous cells, can this be something that can go away on its own? I was told

Hpv and precancerous cells in pap test if I tested positive for one of the strains of HPV that is preventable by the vaccine and did the pap test and the doctor said I have precancerous cells, can this be something that can go away on its own? I was told

Multiple???? 's: Precancerous cells are often linked to prior HPV. The newest vaccine (G9) helps protect against 7 strains linked to cancer but only if you get the vaccine before the infection. HPV strains usually clear after the primary infection heals in a year or two. But the germ can remain & cause cancer. Precancerous cells means you need to be followed closely, and may need them cut out in the future. ...Read more

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What does stage two HPV mean?

??????: I think you mean cin2 or moderate dysplasia. There is no stage 2 hpv. There is a low risk hpv that causes warts. There is a high risk hpv that causes precancer and cancer cells in the cervix. Cin2 is a moderate degree of precancerous cells in the cervix. Hope the info helps and that I interpreted the info correctly. If not send me a follow up. ...Read more

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What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

HPV: 16 and 18 refer to two different types of the papillomavirus they are found in the Gardasil vaccine along with type 6 and 11 ...Read more

Precancerous (Definition)

A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more