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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. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Yes, ....: It is no uncommon to have abnormal PAP as reported without detectable HPV. Hence, follow the further advice from your current doctor since s/he knows more about you than anyone on line. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap smear and i don't have HPV so should I be concerned? I'm only 22 and the doctor said i'll need another one in 6 months.

Yes: You should be concerned enough to follow through with the recommended recheck. You should not be worried, because even if something develops that needs to be treated, it will be found and treated long before it can become a major problem. A little inconvenience now will preclude a big problem later. The women who do have the big issues (cervical cancer) are those who do not follow up as needed. ...Read more

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I have "abnormal cells" in my pap smear with negative hpv. I have no symptoms. Is this common in menopause? My doc says it is. Repeating pap 4 mos

The Pap intends: To looks at cervical cells, but can also collect endometrial lining cells. I'd not contradict your doctor, and the pace of re-exam is fine. Next step is a visit to gyn oncologist for "colposcopy" and biopsy, or a D&C to look at the endometrium. You do not mention bleeding: reg/irreg, heavy light, painful intercourse. Pose these to your doc. ...Read more

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I had a abnormal pap smear does that automatically mean I have HPV? Is HPV a STD?

Ans: No you can have an Abnormal papa for several reasons. When the papa us abnormal hoc for the dangerous setup types are checked. So then you are either high risk is low risk. You did not mention this. So ask your doctor. And see. The paps will need to be redone at some time usually 3 mo. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as having an abnormal pap smear if you were infected with HPV in your mouth?

HPV and Pap Smears: No. But the source of oral hpv infections is often genital, and, some genital strains arise from transfer from an oral strain. The pap smear abnormaility may indicate the presence of an hpv strain present in the genital canal. Usually, oral and genital strains are different, but a person may have both. Either way, the pap result warrants follow up. ...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: 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 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

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