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Acus twice.had colpscopy/biopsy 1 CIN 1,2 negative x dysplasia.hpv negative. Did pap test in June and normal now.do I need colpscopy in december?

Acus twice.had colpscopy/biopsy 1 CIN 1,2 negative x dysplasia.hpv negative. Did pap test in June and normal now.do I need colpscopy in december?

No: If you have had CIN I. The recommendation is for you to have a pap smear every 6 months until 2 are normal 6 months apart, then to yearly screening. If your last pap was normal, colposcopy is not necessary. Repeat pap 6 months from your last and hopefully that will be normal. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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How soon after normal Pap test and negative HPV test can cervical cancer develop? I tested normal/negative 10 months ago but now mid-cycle spotting.

How soon after normal Pap test and negative HPV test can cervical cancer develop? I tested normal/negative 10 months ago but now mid-cycle spotting.

Years: Cervical cancer is slow developing disease. After exposure to HPV it can take up to 10-15 years for cervical dysplasia to develop into cervical cancer. In your case it is not likely that cancer is the cause of mid cycle spotting which is a very common problem. ...Read more

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I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs. This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did i just recently get hpv?

I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs. This year my HPV test was positive.  Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did i just recently get hpv?

No just acquired: Hpv infection that causes genital papillomas, and in some cases carcinoma of cervix, you got it now, did not have it before, get it eradicated, it is difficult but not impossible, speak to your gyn doctor first. ...Read more

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Could I have HPV if my pap test was normal?

Could I have HPV if my pap test was normal?

Yes: It is possible to have been exposed to hpv and still have a normal pap test. There is a specific test for hpv that you can request, but the good thing is that with a normal pap test there is some reassurance that, even if you have been exposed, it is not currently causing complication. Keep getting paps as recommended to stay healthy! ...Read more

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If you have a regular pap test that comes back negative, can you still have hpv?

If you have a regular pap test that comes back negative, can you still have hpv?

Testing for HPV: Yes, a normal pap does not mean that you do not have hpv. Ideally all pap smears would test the cervical sample for all abnormalities including infections and viruses. Most pap smear analysis is screened only for "high grade" hpv types. A negative pap might have a low-risk hpv infection or the sample might have not been sufficient. Please go to: http://www.Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/pap/
it's the best site. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my HPV test is positive and my pap test results are normal?

Very common: Two answers: either a new and transient hpv infection or re-imergence of an old infection that has not yet caused the cervical cells to change. You should have a followup pap and hpv in one year, and if either are abnormal you should have a colposcopy. ...Read more

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Had to have pap test 2x due to inadequate samples. 2nd time, pap came back neg but hpv came back "HPV other H risk type". I'm scared, pls elaborate!?

Had to have pap test 2x due to inadequate samples. 2nd time, pap came back neg but hpv came back "HPV other H risk type". I'm scared, pls elaborate!?

HPV: You apparently tested positively for a "high-risk" strain of HPV. Regular Pap smears and gynecologic examination are recommended, but there is no need for immediate worry. ...Read more

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Go for pap every 12-18 months results normal. Recent pap test came back aytipical cells undetermined significance. Hpv test not done. Am worried?

Go for pap every 12-18 months results normal.  Recent pap test came back aytipical cells undetermined significance.  Hpv test not done.  Am worried?

Do not worry: Ascus is very common finding and is not alarming by itself. You should've been given advice for follow-up when you got your pap results though? ...Read more

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Which things can throw off a pap test and positive reult for hpv?

Pap: Paps can be affected by bleeding, inflammation an infection ie yeast or bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Hpv pos is a specific virus and when a positive test mean that you have the virus. ...Read more

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I was called a week after my pap test & was told everything was fine. A week later she told me I was positive for hpv. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

I was called a week after my pap test & was told everything was fine. A week later she told me I was positive for hpv. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Clarify the issue: Prior to the HPV vaccine about 70% of women attending college health clinics were HPV positive by blood test (which is how it is confirmed). You can certainly be HPV positive and have no signs of cervical cancer by pap. It could take 20-30 years or more for any HPV related pap changes to occur. It seems you are confused about the type and meaning of these tests, so you should clarify the issue ...Read more

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I have been diagnaus with HPV about 10 months ago. I get tested every 3 months and my pap test keep coming back abnormal. What is going on and why?

May take longer: Hpv may take up to 24 months to clear. The reason for receiving follow up is that hpv sometimes leads to cervical cancer. Please don't hesitate to address these concerns with your doctor--this is a general answer and each person's care may be individualized based on your age, any precancerous changes on a pap smear or colposcopy, or other factors. ...Read more

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Plz I need a final reply and help on HPV. How to make it go away? No sex. Regular Pap test and HPV test next year again. HPV16 and "other types"??

No doctor cure...: There is no "cure" from a doctor for HPV. There is no antibiotic for it. Fortunately your immune system will get rid of it in a couple of years. If you want it to go away, keep your immune system healthy and avoid being re-exposed. (Don't have intercourse with someone who has the HPV virus). If you have warts, ask again. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When HPV leaves the body & Pap test is negative, does it mean it's 100% gone? Or is it dormant? How is detected and assured that it's gone completely?

Continue Pap screen: HPV is not something you need to worry about unless it causes dysplasia (precancerous lesions) which you will catch early if you do your regular Pap screening. Once you're negative for the virus, avoid unprotected sex with potentially infected men ...Read more

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Pap test came back asc-us with some cervicitis cells found. Do I have hpv?

ASCUS: Atypical squamous cells of unknown significance. Nope. That is not what ascus is. But, you should not have to wonder. There is the hpv hybrid test with the pap test now. You do not have to wonder. Please as your gynecologist what the hpv test showed. ...Read more

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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

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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What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance: High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn. ...Read more

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"Had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

"Had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read more

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Some doctors say HPV Can leave the body and some say no. Whom should I believe?! All gyno too. Proper Pap test & no intercourse. Help plz. Thanks

It's moot: I think it's always there but may become undetectable. The real issue is simply that you follow up as recommended on any abnormalities involving the pap smear, HPV assays and so forth. No one gets through life without picking up a few things, or having a few mishaps. HPV used to kill millions of women; now deaths are rare thanks to our science. Take advantage of it. ...Read more

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Hello, I had my pap test done and this is what I got back: "There is low grade dyskaryosis and HPV type change suggesting CIN 1". Shall I be worried?

HPV on pap: Most people catch HPV several times during their lives. The vast majority clear the virus with no treament. The low grade dyskaryosis is just the HPV virus making some minor changes in the cells. This is most likely all going to go away by the time they recheck in 1 year. I hope this is reassuring. ...Read more

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What triggers HPV's lesions (CIN)?? What factors contribute of getting it again? Got CIN1 removed by laser in Feb/15. Did Pap test in May and no CINs.

What triggers HPV's lesions (CIN)?? What factors contribute of getting it again? Got CIN1 removed by laser in Feb/15. Did Pap test in May and no CINs.

No known triggers: There are no known triggers, just bad luck. Tobacco is a possible exception; higher rates in cigarette smokers. CIN1 is mild displasia that rarely progresses to cancer. Follow your doctor's advice about follow-up exams and pap smears. Probably you won't have any further recurrences, and with proper follow-up, your risk of cervical cancer in the future is very low. ...Read more

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Do I still need a pap test if I got the HPV vaccine and am a virgin?

Do I still need a pap test if I got the HPV vaccine and am a virgin?

Depends on age: Your low risk but not without risk. For more: www.Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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How can I have a positive HPV pap test is i previously had the gardasil vaccine?

Non-vaccine HPV: Gardasil covers only hpv types 6, 11, 16, and 18. There are a number of other strains and you could have one of those. For more information on Gardasil see this site.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index.html. ...Read more

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My pap test indicates a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia and no HPV changes? Is it cancer?

My pap test indicates a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia and no HPV changes? Is it cancer?

No: What you described is not cancer. However, it would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice for further check ups and tests. ...Read more

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My pap test says I have low grade hpv. I didn't have any warts and I took the vaccination before. Is this still contiguous?

My pap test says I have low grade hpv. I didn't have any warts and I took the vaccination before. Is this still contiguous?

Good: 90% of time papilloma warts caused byhpv virus will disappear due to acquired immunity you may be the lucky one, in few will not show exophytic growth, remain on surface. After couple of months repeat the test and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had unsatisfactory pap test with obscuring blood and inflammation. Neg HPV. Had normal paps last 5 years. Could this be cancer?

Here are some...: No definitive answer can be given, but it's logical to repeat PAP if your risk factors are evident like family history. So, refer this Q to the treating doctor for specific detail and need for you. Besides, perusing the articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html will surely help you to handle many daily health-related issues in the future. ...Read more

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Did laser to remove CIN1 on Feb15. How long & often will CIN emerge again? How to reduce it? Still discharging Regular Pap test and next year HPV test.

Did laser to remove CIN1 on Feb15. How long & often will CIN emerge again? How to reduce it? Still discharging Regular Pap test and next year HPV test.

Regular screening: CIN or HPV lesions may or may not recur. Avoid HPV reexposure (unknown sex partners) and do your regular Pap screening. ...Read more

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Did Pap test 3 months post laser HPV CIN1 removal and its normal (no lesion). When to do next? Dr. says in Feb/16 (1yr post the surgery) is he right?

Did Pap test 3 months post laser HPV CIN1 removal and its normal (no lesion). When to do next? Dr. says in Feb/16 (1yr post the surgery) is he right?

ABNORMAL PAP: Given your past history you may have a genetically increased risk. I would request recheck in 3mths. Also consider early screening with colonoscopy for colon cancer. You may benefit for genetics consult and testing. Better to be proactive. ...Read more

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Can u explain to me why my pap test come back abnormal every 3 months? And what is the next step. My doctor is not tell me what's going on. I have hpv.

HPV test vs PAP test: There are 2 tests that are done now: hpv test and pap test. If your hpv test is positive and pap smear normal — it will most likely stay that way for 1 yr. Our immune system gets rid of the virus on its own, no treatment needed. You can take multivitamins, vit d, vit b complex, Folic Acid to support your immune system. If you have hpv positive and pap abnormal then you need colposcopy. ...Read more

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Are all gential warts the HPV virus? Do results show on a pap test? Are they all incurable?

Are all gential warts the HPV virus? Do results show on a pap test? Are they all incurable?

Warts: All genitals warts are hpv and they're all incurable. Certain strains can cause cervical cancer so be careful! No matter how good the sex is, it's not worth dying over.
Hpv won't show up on a pap smear but precancerous or cancerous changes will. ...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


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