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Low Risk Hpv Test
I have HPV and the test that was ran was called "low volume hpv". What is this? Does this mean I have the low risk hpv?
HPV: We are still learning all of the things we should know about hpv. Hpv has over 140 common strains. 13 of those strains can put you at risk for cancer. 4 of the 13 strains cause 95% of the cancers and are the high risk for cancer. The other nine strains are lower risk or lower volume. Please make sure you have gotten the hpv vaccine known in the U.S. As gardisil. ...Read more
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
Hello, I had my pap test done and this is what I got back: "There is low grade dyskaryosis and HPV type change suggesting CIN 1". Shall I be worried?
HPV on pap: Most people catch HPV several times during their lives. The vast majority clear the virus with no treament. The low grade dyskaryosis is just the HPV virus making some minor changes in the cells. This is most likely all going to go away by the time they recheck in 1 year. I hope this is reassuring. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with possible low grade abnormality in my HPV test. How do I prevent spreading it to my family members? Can the virus be transmitted through inanimate objects such as clothes or doorknobs? Can it be transmitted through sharing utensil
My pap test says I have low grade hpv. I didn't have any warts and i took the vaccination before. Is this still contiguous?
Abnorm pap and + HPV test then colposcopy and biopsy. Result low grade CIN 1 cervical dysplasia. Chemical peel done and flouroplex prescription vag. What is it?
Blocks DNA: The drug blocks synthesis of dna in rapidly dividing cells (pre-cancer cells). Did they put that cream on the cervix, though? I haven't heard of that management for cin 1. Most doctors will watch cin 1, according to guidelines of asccp: http://www.Asccp.Org/portals/9/docs/asccp%20updated%20guidelines%20%20-%203.21.13.Pdf and then go to "figure 13". ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and pelvic CT 6 months ago for IBS , all clear. Would these tests have detected anal cancer? I have hx of genital low risk HPV.
Very unlikely: These tests would not be likely to detect anal cancer. If you have a bump on or near your anus, pain, or anal bleeding, see a doctor. Without those, the chance of anal cancer is near zero if you have not been anally penetrated by another man. Anal cancer is quite rare in males, with only about 3,000 cases per year in the US, mostly in gay men. But ask your MD for exam if still uncertain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The tests for HPV include:: Skin biopsy, Anoscopy, Pap smear, HPV DNA, HPV genotypes 16 and 18, HPV hybrid capture 2, HPV typing in situ, Surepath and HPV panel, Surepath Pap smear with ASCUS, Surepath Pap smear with HPV, Surepath Pap smear with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thin prep Pap and HPV II, Thin prep Pap with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thinprep Tis and HPV. ...Read more
Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more
High risk types.: There are more than 100 strains of hpv. Of these, some are more strongly associated with progression to cancer than others. Hpv dna testing performed on anogenital samples like pap smears looks for the most common types of these "high risk" viral strains. The most widely used hpv dna test is called hybrid capture 2. This method detects the 13 most commonly encountered high risk viral types. ...Read more
Couple of ways...: Possible for an hpv test to be positive in a patient with a later test being negative. A couple of explanations: 1. Variability in sampling: if the first test collected cells from a warty / infected area and the second test did not sample the warty area, the tests could both be "correct". Tests are only as good as samples. 2. Patient's immune response may have also have cleared the infection. ...Read more
Why ?: If your concern is a serum test for antibodies, the result may change after 2 months if related to a specific exposure, but the issue is over rated. In the pre-vaccine era as many as 70% of college age women were found to be serum positive. Most went on to live an uneventful life.A few were diagnosed early & treated for pre-cancer because they had their pap smears done as recommended ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer