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High Risk Hpv Treatment
Pap showed Im positive for abnormal cells & further testing showed high risk HPV cells. What treatment is there alternative to cutting my cervix?
Biopsy: It sounds like ASCUS(atypical cells) with high risk hpv. You do not need to have your cervix cut. Just need to have it looked at with a microscope device called a colposcope. Depending on how things look you may need a small biopsy to see if you need treatment or just a repeat pap. Probably nothing bad but definitely get it checked out. ...Read more
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
Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more
Yes: Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix. Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year. ...Read more
No: Not having a period in never normal if you have the right chromosomes (xx) and you are not in menopause regardless of whatever else condition you may have. Hpv causes wart and is a risk factor for developing cervical cancer given enough time. It should not in any way affect your hormonal cycle and therefore your period. ...Read more