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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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If you have hpv, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
592K people helped
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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Abnormal Pap Smear (Definition)

An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
19M people helped
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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?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. G. Allen Williams
Board Certified, General Practice
16 years in practice
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I have abnormal pap smear 12w pregnant Can i get the hpv vaccine?

Dr. G. Allen Williams
Board Certified, General Practice
16 years in practice
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Vaccine postpartum: You may be a candidate for the HPV vaccine after completion of your pregnancy. Depending on the abnormality of your pap smear, a follow up repeat pap is usually done at your 6 week postpartum visit. Often times abnormal pap smears during pregnancy will have regular results on follow up. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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I was just diagnosed with HPV 53 having a abnormal pap smear. What information can you give me about this particular type. How common is it?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I was just diagnosed with HPV 53 having a abnormal pap smear. What information can you give me about this particular type. How common is it?

Not high risk: Hpv53 is not considered high risk for developing cervical cancer discuss your results with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
26 years in practice
654K people helped
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Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
13 years in practice
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Does an abnormal pap smear mean I have hpv?

Dr. Sameer Gupta
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
41 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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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?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
49M people helped

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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