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How can pap smear be abnormal if no cervix? Does hyst remove risk from hpv?

How can pap smear be abnormal if no cervix? Does hyst remove risk from hpv?

Vaginal pap: The hpv virus has many subtypes. The transition zone of the cervix is where they are most active, but they can also act on the wall of the vagina. Vaginal dysplasia and cancer are more rare than cervical, but they still are screened for using a pap smear.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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My mom said that as a result of abnormal Pap smear, she had to get silver nitrate on her cervix. Was this caused by hpv?

My mom said that as a result of abnormal Pap smear, she had to get silver nitrate on her cervix. Was this caused by hpv?

You could ask: We would need to see the pap smear to comment on the specifics. Most abnormal pap smears are caused by HPV changes.

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Went to my gynecologist she did a pap smear. Do to I have HPV she barely touched my cervix and it started bleeding some.?

Went to my gynecologist she did a pap smear. Do to I have HPV she barely touched my cervix and it started bleeding some.?

Complication?: I know of no specific relationship between pap smear post procedural bleeding and hpv infection. That said, you may want to follow-up sooner with your physician to double check that there is not some sort of complication (some spotting maybe ok but frank hemorrhage may need to be rechecked).

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I had a pap smear and my dr saw visible leisons on my cervix but I tested negative for hpv. Why do I have leisons if I have no std's?

I had a pap smear and my dr saw visible leisons on my cervix but I tested negative for hpv. Why do I have leisons if I have no std's?

Lesions don't meandz: Lesions can be anything from simple visible changes from infections in the past or irritation from a number of things or they can be benign findings or more serious. Hpv is not the only std so that doesn't mean that you couldn't have something more serious or that u might not have another std. Lesions is a term to refer to changes in the tissue. Need follow up for clarification with your gyn.

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I had a pap smear and the doctor says my cervix is red. I have no sti's and I have already been vaccinated for hpv. What could be causing this?

I had a pap smear and the doctor says my cervix is red. I have no sti's and I have already been vaccinated for hpv. What could be causing this?

Too ambiguous: I am sorry but the word 'red' in no way communicates a medical diagnosis or condition. I would direct this specific question to the physician who used those words.

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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.

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My obgyn told me I have HPV but I never took an HPV test. I only had a Pap smear and it came back "abnormal." Is it true I have HPV?

My obgyn told me I have HPV but I never took an HPV test. I only had a Pap smear and it came back "abnormal." Is it true I have HPV?

Likely: Pap smear material is routinely tested for HPV and if the report says HPV positive, you did get infected. However, there are multiple strains of HPV and you should still get HPV vaccine. Also comply with your doctor's advice about follow-up tests. You may consult this site for info: https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm

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Does an abnormal pap smear mean I have hpv?

Depends: Abnormal pap smear can be due to low grade infection also. Hpv testing can be done to find and confirm hpv infection.

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If you have hpv, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

If you have hpv, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

HPV is tricky: Hpv can show up on your pap smear quickly or years later. The good news: healthy young women may clear hpv. The bad news: some will progress to cancer. Men have no symptoms and you can even get hpv through a condom. If any of his past girl friends have had a bad pap smear or been to the gyn a lot for unknown reasons, do not have sex with him until you are married. He is not worth the risk.

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Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Depends: Most likely there is not much concern if the hpv dna test is negative. Slightly abnormal paps could be secondary to atrophy or mild inflammation.

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I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?

I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?

Likely had it: At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts. In the pre-vaccine era, up to 70% of women tested positive in their early 20's. There are also other HPV strains not in the previous vaccines (2 or 4 strain).A new 9 strain vaccine may be available in the near future. You can be asymptomatic with HPV for yrs

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Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?

You had HPV now gone: Abnormal cells of the cervix always means HPV; you can be sure you had HPV at the time of your abnormal pap and colposcopy. With your pap smear now normal, it is likely that the underlying HPV infection also has cleared up. Confirm with the doctor who treated you. Also ask her about getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of future infections with high-risk and wart-causing HPV strains. Good luck!

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If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps.

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5 months ago my pap came back abnormal with high risk HPV now she said my pap smear came back normal does that mean its gone? Or hasn't gotten worse?

Pap Smears: It would appear to me that you are confusing two different results on pap smears. First, the main reason for a pap smear is to examine the cells to see if any of them have changed to predict a risk of cancer. Second, the cells are studied for high risk hpv dna to see if there is any risk of future changes that would predict cancer.

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Had few abnormal pap smear&colposcopy showed minor changes, had few more paps came back abnormal with HPV got to have another colposcopy can you help?

Had few abnormal pap smear&colposcopy showed minor changes, had few more paps came back abnormal with HPV got to have another colposcopy can you help?

Colposcopy best: Colposcopy is the best way to evaluate abnormal pap smears. Fortunately women in their 20's can fight off hpv infections without specific treatment but it may take 1-2 years to do so. So long as no high grade changes are seen, one can just wait it out.

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