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They tested me again for my HPV is it an overall culture i asked if i had anything else and the nurse said i didnt, is it just HPV testing or overall?

They tested me again for my HPV is it an overall culture i asked if i had anything else and the nurse said i didnt, is it just HPV testing or overall?

Overall?: There is no test that picks up everything or even a few things. What does overall mean? Are you speaking of stds? All twelve of them? This is a very good example why being specific and asking follow up questions is vital when working with health care professionals. We should all know what the real risks are and know how to test and or prevent stds. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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When did doctors start testing for hpv?

When did doctors start testing for hpv?

HPV testing: Hpv testing has been around for the last decade. New guidelines show it is only beneficial for women 30 and over. ...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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What kind of doctor do you go to for oral HPV testing?

What kind of doctor do you go to for oral HPV testing?

Maybe ENT, but...: ...despite rising rates of throat cancer due to HPV16, it remains rare, and oral HPV testing is not recommended by most experts. This may change someday, but for now there is no agreement on exactly what strains to test for or even the best way to collect a sample. Knowing whether or not oral HPV is present makes no clear difference in judging cancer risk or preventing it and there's no treatment. ...Read more

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Tested positive for E6/E7 oncoproteins hpv test. Pap otherwise normal. What does this mean? Further testing necessary?

Tested positive for E6/E7 oncoproteins hpv test. Pap otherwise normal. What does this mean? Further testing necessary?

Ask your doctor...: Glad to know you got normal PAP smear despite having (+) HPV, which are very common for many but bearing no serious consequence. For females with (+) HPV, esp. with type 16 & 16, they just need to exercise more diligence and vigilance to have PAP than those unaffected. Besides, gear up constant practice of healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as the foundation of long-term care... ...Read more

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How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

Results: from a biopsy of a suspicious lesion varies depending upon the pathology department but usually a week is sufficient. Call your doctor's office to find out if the results are back and schedule a follow up. ...Read more

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My husband and I have never had any other sexual partners, but my last pap smear showed hpv. Further testing showed hpv-16. How is this possible?

My husband and I have never had any other sexual partners, but my last pap smear showed    hpv.  Further testing showed hpv-16.  How is this possible?

Stop worrying: I'm not satisfied that even the "bad" strains of hpv are always transmitted sexually. And this is not a helpful line of inquiry. You love one another, and have promised to be together for the rest of your lives. Don't let this be a cause of suspicion, and remain vigilant for the cancer risk to you both, and things will be good. I wish more people would save themselves for that one special person. ...Read more

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HPV may be eradicated by AHCC supplements. Does this mean a permanent eradication or making it dormant if abnormal pap? or more testing needed?

No evidence: There is no evidence whatsoever that any supplements have any effect on HPV "eradication." Until some evidence is produced, assume it is complete BS. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Regular paps age 23 "inconclusive" but all follow ups since ok. Pap every 12-18 months recent pap (no HPV testing) age 40 ascus. Rec repeat pap in six months . Worried now. Does this mean cancer ?

Regular paps age 23 "inconclusive" but all follow ups since ok. Pap every 12-18 months  recent pap (no HPV testing) age 40 ascus.  Rec repeat pap in six months .  Worried now. Does this mean cancer ?

The opposite: It means the opposite of cancer. These results should lead you to relax not worry. If you had cancer there would be progression. There would be definitive changes that are diagnosable. Ascus, even persistent, is something you can relax about. Cancer does not stay stable or unchanged. ...Read more

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If i had a lymph node biopsied and tested for stds, would the testing include hpv?

If i had a lymph node biopsied and tested for stds, would the testing include hpv?

No: A lymph node biopsy will be examined under the microscope. We're most concerned with any form of cancer and with some of the distinctive inflammatory diseases that may enlarge a node. Of the common sexually transmitted diseases, only syphilis presents a distinctive appearance here; testing for HIV and mono should precede biopsy. Hpv isn't diagnosed on lymph node biopsy. ...Read more