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I am 43 years old. Ihad a complete hyserectomy about 12 years ago. A year ago i was told that i am high risk hpv.abnormal pap. why?

I am 43 years old. Ihad a complete hyserectomy about 12 years ago. A year ago i was told that i am high risk hpv.abnormal pap. why?

Two reasons: you have to discuss with your doctor 1) you may have supra-cervical hysterectomy ( means still have cervix ) 2 ) vagina also prone to get malignancy ( Genital HPV infection ) that could be reason. Speak to your Gyn doctor will explain to you and assure you that will need regular follow up care . ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

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

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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Is 1200 mcg of folic acid a day too much? I have righ risk HPV and an abnormal pap. Is this an okay dose for a short period of time to get rid of hpv

Is 1200 mcg of folic acid a day too much? I have righ risk HPV and an abnormal pap.  Is this an okay dose for a short period of time to get rid of hpv

Totally safe!: Folic acid is considered quite safe, in fact doses up to 15, 000 mcg/day are given for certain conditions and see well-tolerated. High doses of folate (folic acid) can mask B12 deficiency so it is wise to take B12 too. High Folic Acid may reduce zinc absorption so you might take zinc too. 1/3 of people can't convert Folic Acid to the active l-5-mthf so taking that form may be esp. Beneficial. ...Read more

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Is dysplasia stage 1 really bad they told me i had abnormal pap hpv?

Is dysplasia stage 1 really bad they told me i had abnormal pap hpv?

Dysplasia: While dysplasia is indeed abnormal, it is not "really bad". You need the appropriate treatment at this time for your dysplasia - the treatment options for your specific situation should be discussed with your doctor. Then you need routine monitoring to make sure treatment was successful and that you were not reinfected. This part of treatment is every bit as important as the initial care. ...Read more

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I am HPV positive and have abnormal pap results. If/when I have normal results and test negative, will I still pass the virus on to new partners?

I am HPV positive and have abnormal pap results. If/when I have normal results and test negative, will I still pass the virus on to new partners?

Really unknown: There is debate in the medical community about whether an individual remains infectious after HPV infection but now negative tests. Some believe the virus may lie dormant, but undetectable. Prudence would suggest one continues to use condoms with new partners, for protection of both parties. If in a monogamous relationship, no condoms might be ok if both understand infection theoretically possible ...Read more

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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