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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Almost: Iy is estimated that over 98% of abnormal paps are caused by hpv and over 99% of cervical cancers are caused by hpv. The pap smear is looking at the cervical cells, hpv is the virus that can infect and affect those cells. ...Read more

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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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I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections. ...Read more

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Are pap smears mandatory after the age 21?

Are pap smears mandatory after the age 21?

Recommended: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read more

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With an abnormal pap smear what are the signs of advanced cervical cancer?

See doctor: Until there is a biopsy done and evaluated with a microscope, no one will know if you have cancer, advanced or not. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For good health- Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What vaginal infections show on a pap smear?

What vaginal infections show on a pap smear?

trichomonas vaginali: Trichomonas vaginalis, fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp., herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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Pap smear results show high risk of hpv. What should I do?

Pap smear results show high risk of hpv. What should I do?

Follow doctor advice: You probably mean the test shows you are infected with a "high risk" type of HPV (not that you are at high risk of catching it). "High risk" means it could cause cancer. But don't worry -- the vast majority of cervical HPV infections, even with high risk types, don't progress to cancer. However, you must follow your doctor's advice about possible treatment and follow-up testing. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignancy where there is no cervical bleeding or lesion seen on colposcopy. Abnormal cells require biopsy to see if in situ cervix ca is developing. ...Read more

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Pap smear showed mild abnormal changes. hpv since 2006. Normal paps from 2006 until now. Only light spotting between period Cancer or hpv symptom?

Pap smear showed mild abnormal changes. hpv since 2006. Normal paps from 2006 until now. Only light spotting between period Cancer or hpv symptom?

Regular check ups: From what you described, you do not have cancer, however you should keep getting PAPs done regularly. You are still young enough to take HPV vaccine and I would recommend that you take the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can PID be detected during routine pap smear?

Yes: At the time of the pap, if there is suspicion of a problem additional evaluation is generally done that would reveal the presence of pid or other issues. The pap smear itself may actually reveal some types of pelvic infections. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Yes: Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups. During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear detected any STD infections ?

Yes.: A pap smear can detect the presence of human papilloma virus infections, the presence of trichomonas and possible herpes infections. ...Read more

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Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Are endometrial cells over 40 normal on a pap smear?

Are endometrial cells over 40 normal on a pap smear?

Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test?

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Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervix. ...Read more