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How long until a pap smear can detect genital warts after contracting phv?

How long until a pap smear can detect genital warts after contracting phv?

Separate issues: Pap is not designed to detect genital warts. Genital warts are usually present on the skin of genitals. There are multiple types of hpv, some causing warts and others causing cancer. If you suspect that you have been exposed to hpv, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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Does physical genital warts show up in pap smear?

Does physical genital warts show up in pap smear?

Here are some ...: PAP smear is a microscopic examination of the specimen from scraping the cervix surface to see if there is any tissue change toward the direction developing cancer described as dysplastic change, precancerous change, or obvious cancerous change; such cervical change is most commonly related with the HPV subtype of 16 & 18. More? Ask Doc, preferably gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a clean pap smear with genital warts?

Is it possible to have a clean pap smear with genital warts?

Yes: Just that the viral nuclear material did not show up on the pap test. ...Read more

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If you have no visual signs of genital warts , will a pap smear tell if you have hpv?

If you have no visual signs of genital warts , will a pap smear tell if you have hpv?

Hpv: At 30+ years, hpv is routinely checked on all pap tests. Younger than 30 years, an abnormal pap smear is usually indicative of hpv. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts will your pap smear being tested for HPV be positive because of genital warts?

Not necessarily: The strains that cause genital lesions are different from the ones that cause cervical changes.Having genital lesions does not prevent you from getting the strains that cause cervical changes.Paps are a screening test for pre-cancerous changes and as a screening test is not specific to what caused those changes. ...Read more

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Can doctors test for genital warts with a pap smear?

Can doctors test for genital warts with a pap smear?

Yes: Warts are lesions caused from the hpv virus and can been seen by the naked eye or under the microscope which is also known as colposcopy. The presence of hpv virus can be detected by finding the dna from the virus from the pap smear test. You can have the dna present without seeing any warts. You cannot have warts without the virus but many have the virus without having warts. ...Read more

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Will i have HPV for life? I am 24 years old with genital warts and a recent LGSIL pap smear. Will my boyfriend of 6 months get the virus too?

Will i have HPV for life?
I am 24 years old with genital warts and a recent LGSIL pap smear. Will my boyfriend of 6 months get the virus too?

No, not for life: The immune system clears HPV, although it can take up to 2 years. You can assume your BF has already been infected and even might be the source of your infection (you'll never know). Probably he'll never have symptoms, but should keep an eye out for warts. LSIL is mild; you are at low risk for a serious problem. Follow your doc's advice, and also speak with her about HPV vaccination. ...Read more

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If my pap smear is normal every yr does that mean I prob don't have hpv/cerv cancer? Ex-bf had HPV (genital warts kind) w no symptoms for many yrs.

If my pap smear is normal every yr does that mean I prob don't have hpv/cerv cancer? Ex-bf  had HPV (genital warts kind) w no symptoms for many yrs.

If pap is: Normal it means you have normal cells with no atypical or dysplastic cells. If your doctor request for HPV test on the specimen and it consistently comes negative then is likely that you don't have HPV ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ HPV 28 yrs ago & treated for genital warts, had complete hysterectomy in 2005 but abnormal Pap smears in 2009 should I have pap smear?

Diagnosed w/ HPV 28 yrs ago & treated for genital warts, had complete hysterectomy in 2005 but 
abnormal  Pap smears in 2009 should I have pap smear?

CONFUSING INFO: There are many strains of HPV and the 2 most seen in genital warts are not the same as those associated with cancer.If you had a standard hysterectomy,they may have left a cuff of cervix behind.Cervical tissue is what is assessed by a standard pap. If you had an abnormal pap in 20098,you are overdue for a followup study. You should have a sit down with your doc and sort out what your risks are ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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