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If you have HPV, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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Does an abnormal pap smear mean I have HPV?

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Dr. Sameer Gupta
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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
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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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Do's And Don'ts

Women over 21 should get a pap smear at least every 3 years.

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Is there such thing as having an abnormal pap smear if you were infected with hpv in your mouth?

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HPV and Pap Smears


No. But the source of oral HPV infections is often genital, and, some genital strains arise from transfer from an oral strain. The Pap smear abnormaility may indicate the presence of an HPV strain present in the genital canal. Usually, oral and genital strains are different, but a person may have both. Either way, the Pap result warrants follow up.
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Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

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Dr. Kevin M. Fleishman
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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.
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Do's And Don'ts

Do Bilateral Mammogram and Pap smear

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Abnormal Pap smear. Tested positive for HPV. Follow up Pap smear almost 2 years later. No results yet. What are my risks of cervical cancer?

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We do not guess


You are asking for physicians to guess. That does not happen. Let's see what your results are and then deal with them rationally.
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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?

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Not high risk


HPV53 IS NOT CONSIDERED HIGH RISK FOR DEVELOPING CERVICAL CANCER Discuss your results with your Gynecologist
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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.

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Dr. Dennis G. Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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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?

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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I have recently had an abnormal pap smear and it could be hpv. I am married, should I be having sex or unprotected sex? This is the first abnormal pap smear that I have ever had.

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Dr. Joy M. Jackson
Family Medicine

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If you are married and have had unprotected sex with your husband up until now, and you test positive for HPV, the odds of him having it are very high. HPV is very common; it is estimated that 1/3-4 people are carriers of the virus. There are many different strains, some more harmful than others, the most worrisome for you are the strains that cause cervival cancer. Your doctor can explain the specifics (there are many). This is a very tricky situation because there is no screening test for men to check for HPV, but like I said the odds of him having the same HPV type as you are high. If you both are monogamous then I would say that condoms are not necessary. If you ever have another partner, then yes a condom is recommended to prevent further spread. There is a lot of information on this topic, and every situation is different. I suggest you make a list of questions for your doctor when you return for your results. Best of luck.
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