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How many normal paps can you have after HPV to not spread it anymore?

How many normal paps can you have after HPV to not spread it anymore?

Pap smears...: ...Don't necessarily show hpv infection. It was developed to detect early cervical cancer, not determine if someone is contagious with hpv. In particular, hpv outside of the cervix would not show up on pap. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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What does it mean if i got a normal pap but a positive HPV testing?

What does it mean if i got a normal pap but a positive HPV testing?

HPV : It means that you do not have any precancerous cells or precancerous changes in your cervix but the hpv virus is present. Hpv is so common and routine testing with a pap is not usually recommended until after age 30. Most young women will simply clear the virus on their own without treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true hpv can clear itself? Positive for 15 yrs, paps still normal. Only one partner past 15 yrs. Can he have it and be reinfecting me? Confused

Is it true hpv can clear itself? Positive for 15 yrs, paps still normal. Only one partner past 15 yrs. Can he have it and be reinfecting me? Confused

Clearing/hibernating: HPV is a family of virus strains that can have an initial active period before they clear & go dormant or "hibernate" within an infected person indefinitely. Those strains affiliated with genital warts may respond to treatments or seem to clear, only to emerge again later. Non-wart strains associated with cancer can shed intermittently and emerge decades later with precancerous changes. ...Read more

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Always normal pap. No HPV test tho. Been with same partner for 14 years. Most likely would I be negative for HR HPV anyways? Even with past partners?

HPV test: By age 30, 80 % of American women will have been exposed to the HPV. Most women's immune system renders the virus harmless within a two year time period. The few women in whom this does not happen, are at high risk to develop abnormal pap smears and cervical cancer down the road. Women over the age of 30 should get tested for HPV. ...Read more

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I have been treated for HPV in the past but had normal paps for the past 5yrs. My Dr will only do pap every 3 now. How long does it take 4 ca to grow?

If: your paps have all been good relax no concern I am not familiar with any restriction on paps in the younger population so ask around if any gyns in Mass are doing the same 3 year program ...Read more

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Why would it be that my HPV test is positive and my pap test results are normal?

Very common: Two answers: either a new and transient hpv infection or re-imergence of an old infection that has not yet caused the cervical cells to change. You should have a followup pap and hpv in one year, and if either are abnormal you should have a colposcopy. ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Regular paps all normal. Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv. (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

Regular paps all normal.  Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv.  (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

It is not cancer: It is pre-cancer all you have to do is follow up with those ascus reports with a biopsy to see how bad the dysplasia is. If it's high-grade dysplasia and you'll need to have a small portion of your cervix removed this is very common. This will cure your HPV in many cases. The chance of getting squamous cell carcinoma if you follow up our almost 0 please follow up. ...Read more

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Could I have HPV if my pap test was normal?

Could I have HPV if my pap test was normal?

Yes: It is possible to have been exposed to hpv and still have a normal pap test. There is a specific test for hpv that you can request, but the good thing is that with a normal pap test there is some reassurance that, even if you have been exposed, it is not currently causing complication. Keep getting paps as recommended to stay healthy! ...Read more