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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does receieving cryotherapy or LEEP due to hpv/ abnormal pap affect fertility and chances of having kids?
Can a pap smear alone detect high risk HPV or does the colposcopy determine that? How can a doctor tell how long the HPV has been in someone's system?
What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?
How fast can CIN develop? CIN of the cervix. I previously had CIN 3, but no HPV detected. Can it grow back quickly? Thanks
Varies: Many things influence how fast or if it grows back. A healthy immune system with normal levels of folic acid and vitamin D helps keep it in check. Tobacco smoke, even second hand makes it grow back faster. Eat right, get your exercise, avoid tobacco, get plenty of rest and just generally take care of yourself and get your exams and you should be fine. ...Read more
Will a pap smear tell if there is cancer in the uterus; cervical stenosis being main symptom or does it only work for cervical cancers?
Mostly cervical: Pap tests are a screening test for cervical cancer. In some cases endometrial cells are present (cells from lining of uterus). In some of these cases it is an indication of uterine cancer. You are at a very young age for this. If endometrial cells are present on pap, the doctor may want to do an endometrial biopsy (biopsy of cells of lining of uterus) to determine what the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If had leep& the next pap is abnormal does that mean doc didn't remove all precancerous cells?If the next 2paps are abnormal should have 2nd leep done
Depends: The repeat paps are to determine if there are abnormal cells. It is possible that not all the abnormal cells were removed with the leep, but it is more likely that the problem has recurred - that is why you must have continued follow-up. The recurrence risk for moderate and severe dysplasia is as high as 50%. ...Read more
What else can cause CIN on the cervix apart from hpv? I've tested negative for HPV but previous had CIN 2&3. 6month check smear said no HPV & normal?
Low: Hpv has many types: types 16 and 18 are more biologically significant than 6 and 11. If you have had your cervix removed as part of the hystrectomy, you will not get cervical cancer. If you had dysplasia of the cervix, you can also have dysplasia of the vagina and vulva by the same hpv. A pap smear can be done of the vagina or biopsies of the vulva to exclude these possible sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with HPV 18, but normal Pap smear. Is there anything I can do to combat this virus? Can you get cancers other than cervical from it?
HPV: 70% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV 16 and 18, no other cancers are caused by cervical HPV. In a female age 11 to 26 the HPV vaccine is to be recommended, if 31 is your correct age (?) usually periodic screening is what is recommended. You should talk with your OBG about your best next step, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that after pap and colposcopy tests & monitoring and no sex, HPV can be cured? I have HPV16
It can remit: Some women lose the strain of virus after a while. However, it's not worth giving up love, especially if you have someone special. HPV can be managed and if yo're compliant, it's no danger to your life. Don't deprive yourself of what, for most of us, is tremendously satisfying and meaningful just because of a lab test. ...Read more
Pap smear went from normal to large hgsil cin3 lesion in 1 year. It causes painful heavy periods. Leep or hyst? I have no desire for more children.
Follow advice of Gyn: Your gynecologist is the one who can guide you best. I doubt if the cervix lesions have anything to do with heavy periods. So handle these as 2 separate issues for the sake of treatment. I would say hysterectomy is not indicated for treating the cin3(it can be manged with leep). Heavy menses/periods can be often manged with hormonal therapy with help from your gyncologist....Hystrecto last resort. ...Read more
Had complete hysterectomy, was told can get cancer in the lining of vagina, so therefore pap smears should continue after hysterectomy but every year?
hysterectomy and pap: If the hysterectomy was because of cancer or there was cancer or precancer of your cervix then there is a real risk the reasons for the cancer can also be present for the vagina hence testing the vagina and looking at the vulva is recommended. It might not have to be every year, depends on your particular diagnosis, adding an hpv test might allow fewer pap tests but the vulva can get cancer too. ...Read more
What does cervical biopsy (for abnorm cells) test for exactly?Will they test/know if I have the genital warts or herpes virus with biopsy?Other STIs?
HPV: A cervical biopsy is done in a procedure called a colposcopy. The pathologist looks for the percentage of skin thickness with abnormal cells, and rates it 1,2 or 3. It is a test for cervical cancer caused by the HPV. It will identify a condylomata or genital wart caused by low risk HPV but it will not identify HSV or any other STI. ...Read more
Can using a vibrator too rough days before Pap smear cause the results to be abnormal? If it does, does the cervix heals itself?
You'll be fine: It's easy to distinguish injury from instrumentation (including your enjoying your body) from the precancers that pap smears pick up. Don't worry. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more
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
I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?
No, it may suggest: No, tissue is needed for diagnosis. Irregularity, nodules or masses on hysteroscopy may suggest likely cancer but rissue analysis by a pathologist is required both to tell what type and grade and prognosis of cancer and to screen out benign causses of irregularity or nodular mass. ...Read more
My pap smear results state "Epithelial cell abnormality" and "LSIL". I've had the HPV vaccine - what is the likelihood it could still be HPV?
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