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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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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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Pap smear results HPV high risk, what to do?

Follow doctor's: advice. If you have HPV infection, it may clear itself, however you should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing and additional testing like colposcopy. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm ...Read more

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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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Endocervical biopsy during leep i have cin2 and high risk hpv?

Endocervical biopsy during leep i have cin2 and high risk hpv?

HPV and CIN: What's the question? With proper care, there is almost no risk this will progress to cervical cancer; follow your doctor's advice about follow-up. The HPV eventually will go away. If you have a regular sex partner, he doesn't need care unless he sees a penile wart or other penis skin problem. You and he can safely continue sex. Does that cover what's on your mind? ...Read more

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My pap smear is positive and the DNA test showed high risk hpv.Am i in danger of cancer?

My pap smear is positive and the DNA test showed high risk hpv.Am i in danger of cancer?

HPV: High risk hpv can lead to cervical cancer if ignored. You are already involved with your healthcare. As long as you and your doctor stay on top of the issue and treat abnormalities when they appear, you will most likely never get cancer. Stay involved with your health care. ...Read more

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What does ascus with HPV high risk mean on pap?

What does ascus with HPV high risk mean on pap?

Needs evaluation: Ascus stands for atypical cells of uncertain significance. The pap smear is a screening test that samples cervical cells imperfectly. In the presence of hrhpv, a dysplastic or precancer lesion may possibly be present, even though the pap smear didn't show dysplastic cells. For that reason, a colposcopy looking at the cervix with a microscope should be done with biopsies of suspicious areas. ...Read more

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All 14 high risk numbers came up on my Pap smear for cervical cancer. Does that mean I have i?

All 14 high risk numbers came up on my Pap smear for cervical cancer. Does that mean I have i?

No: The high risk numbers you are probably talking about are strains of HPV, human papilloma virus. Certain strains of this virus make you more likely to get cervical cancer but having this virus strain does not mean that you have it. If you get regular pap smears then the doctors will be able to remove abnormal cells before it turns in to cancer so make sure you get regular pap smears. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

Depends on findings: Of examination by colposcopy. It your doctor detects an abnormal site, s/he may do a biopsy, and will advise about the frequency of pap testing. In any case you should not wait more than one year for a repeat pap. ...Read more

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Hpv from rape. Abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. Should i worry? Gyno appt pending

Hpv from rape. Abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. Should i worry?  Gyno appt pending

HPV: I'm sorry to hear you've experienced a rape by age 16. Hpv can lead to abnormal cervical cells in a pap smear . . . So i'm glad that you're set up to see your gynecologist. Worrying only wastes today, so please don't do that if possible. Absorb yourself in other activities you enjoy -- and make sure you work with your doctor in all ways. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old and my pap smear test came back positive for all 14 high risk strains of high risk HPV, do I have cancer for sure?

I am 43 years old and my pap smear test came back positive for all 14 high risk strains of high risk HPV, do I have cancer for sure?

Positive HPV: A positive HPV test means that you have the virus that is associated with a risk for cervix cancer. You need to see your gynecologist for a Pap smear or biopsy to know if the cervical cells have become atypical. ...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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Reg pap rests age 23 result inconclusive regular follow up pap all normal. Pap 12-18 mth since 23 all normal. Recent pap age 40 ascus told pap in 6months. Invasive cancer? Hpv test not done ?

Reg pap rests age 23 result inconclusive regular follow up pap all normal.   Pap 12-18 mth since 23 all normal. Recent pap age 40 ascus told pap in 6months.  Invasive cancer?  Hpv test not  done ?

Get an HPV test: I always do hpv testing on ascus paps. Because if it's hpv positive i would do a colposcopy right away. The chance of finding cancer in a ascus hpv (+) pap is less than 1%. But if it's hpv negative, you are off the hook, and i wouldn't repeat the pap for a year. ...Read more

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My pap read: Specimen processed and examined, but unsatisfactory due to obscuring blood and inflammation.. Neg high risk hpv. Treat? This cancer?

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My pap read: Specimen processed and examined, but
unsatisfactory due to obscuring blood and inflammation.. Neg high risk hpv. Treat? This cancer?

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia cause abnormal cells in a pap smear test?

Abnormal....: Cells can be seen on a pap if inflammation is present. Chlamydia will cause inflammation, so yes, in a sense. There are lots of different kinds of abnormal paps so if you were told that you have an abnormal pap and need a procedure to figure out why, you should get that done. Do not assume it was from chlamydia. Also don't assume that you have chlamydia because your pap is abnormal. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap smear low grade. Does this mean cancer?

I had an abnormal pap smear low grade. Does this mean cancer?

Not cancer: If your pap smear shows LSIL, which stands for low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, most doctors will not do anything immediately. You will probably be asked to come back in six months for another pap smear to see if the lesions are still present. In many cases, the lesions disappear over time and there are no further problems. If you return for your second pap smear and the finding is still present, you will probably be advised to have a coloposcopy done. A coloposcopy is a procedure performed in a doctor's office and is typically the first step in diagnosing cervical cancer ...Read more

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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