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I have high risk hpv, first pap test showed CIN i, the last one showed there were no changes on cervix, how optimistic should I be about the next pap?

I have high risk hpv, first pap test showed CIN i, the last one showed there were no changes on cervix, how optimistic should I be about the next pap?

Not serious: CIN1 is a low grade lesion and rarely causes any serious problem. Most such changes heal by themselves. So do not worry but do get checked periodically. Your next PAP smear is expected to be fine. Lets know if it is otherwise. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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How do I prepare for first planned parenthood pap test?

How do I prepare for first planned parenthood pap test?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more

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Should I get a pap test when I have my first period?

Should I get a pap test when I have my first period?

No: There is a little bit of variation in new recommendations, but there is no need to get a pap with your first period. It is a good idea to get a check up with your doctor to talk about female health and get a personalized recommendation for future planning. ...Read more

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I'm going for my first pap and i would like to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, does the pap test this as well?

Yes it can be done: Pap test does not normally test for stds except for hpv virus as it is a screening test for cervical cancer. But you can ask the doctors who are doing the pap test to check you for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the reason you want to be tested. ...Read more

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Would urine culture and sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show any sti's? Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.

Urine tests screen: Blood and urine tests can typically cover appropriate screening in pre-natal care. Blood tests can check for HIV, hepatitis B surface antigen, and syphilis. Urine tests, beyond a culture and sensitivity, can detect gonorrhea and chlamydia. A Pap may be done at some point with HPV testing. There is not a good screening test for genital herpes; suspicious areas can be scraped or cultured. ...Read more

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HPV-18 and ASC-H positive results led to a LEEP procedure. First pap smear 11 months later resulted in negative HPV test, but ASC-H present. Why?

Too many acronyms : Whenever a test is done somebody has to say what is positive or negative in a result about it. These are all summed up in the sensitivity and specificity of the particular test. If I measure your BP and tell you I measured 139/89 and said was fine because high BP was defined as higher than 140/90 you would probably start doubting my judgment. Whenever you get a test result back ask doc what does i ...Read more

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Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Don't panic: Pap testing at the first prenatal visit is common. There are precise guidelines about how to manage positive results. The presence of abnormal cervical cells or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. A test called a colposcopy may be needed; it is safe to perform during pregnancy. Often mild or minor cell changes can be monitored until after delivery, when they may return to normal. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more