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Followup Abnormal Pap
In January of 2014 I underwent a LEEP procedure for cervical dysplasia and HPV. The margins were clear, and my 6th month followup pap was normal. However, at this 1 year followup my pap is abnormal again, requiring another colposcopy. I am only 26, and w
Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and i've never had any symptoms myself.
Let : Let me start by saying that approximately 1/3 people carry the hpv virus. Most of those people don't have signs or symptoms and may never know. There are 100's of types of hpv, the most dengerous causing cervical cancer in women; there are other types which cause genital warts. The cancer risk in men in much lower than women; the types that most commonly affect men are rectal and throat. We can safely assume based on history your partner is a carrier of the hpv virus, fortunately for her she has had 3 normal paps and therefore showing no cervical changes. To answer your question, hpv can be passed by oral sex and even genital to genital contact. In order to fully protect yourself a condom should be used with all sexual activity (oral and vaginal) from start to finish. ...Read more
What are some more extensive evaluations and followup procedures to expect after multiple abnormal paps, cone biopsies and a leep procedure. ?
You named them: The procedures used to evaluate for pre-cancer cells of cervix are: paps, hpv dna probe, cervical biopsy, leep and cold knife conization of cervix. Typically a doctor will remove affected tissue of a cin 3 biopsy until the margins are clear of abnormal cells. At 29, docs should be conservative and try to remove as little tissue as possible, so not to ^ ur risk cervical incompet and preterm birth. ...Read more
My abnormal pap (ascus+hpv) was 3/2012. It was followup from the last pap which was also abnormal (colposcopy was neg). Egg freezing ok or must wait?
High risk hpv. First abnormal pap led biopsy result showed cin1 (condyloma). 6 month followup shows chronic cervicitis with no dyspl. Pls advise. ?
Precancerous cells: Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus. Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continue check ups: Abnormal pap smears are common. It depends on the degree of abnormality. Follow up for more tests is needed...Your gynecologist should help you to explain whether it is a mild abnormaility(dysplasia) or more severe abnormaility(cin). Nothing immediate to worry about but you should not totally ignore it. ...Read more
Too long: This requires a longer answer than there is room for here. The significant changes on pap smears are mainly due to hpv virus. Depending on the pap smear abnormality you can be observed for a number of years or, if more serious, be treated right away. Most early hpv caused pap abnormalities return to normal within a few years. You still need to be followed closely though. ...Read more
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