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Pap Smear Negative But Hpv Positive
My Pap smear said negative for intraepithelial lesion and malignancy but my guns is saying Pap results were negative but positive for HPV ?
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
HPV-18 and ASC-H positive results led to a LEEP procedure. First pap smear 11 months later resulted in negative HPV test, but ASC-H present. Why?
Too many acronyms : Whenever a test is done somebody has to say what is positive or negative in a result about it. These are all summed up in the sensitivity and specificity of the particular test. If I measure your BP and tell you I measured 139/89 and said was fine because high BP was defined as higher than 140/90 you would probably start doubting my judgment. Whenever you get a test result back ask doc what does i ...Read more
Pap smear-negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy but positive in Hpv high risk (16,18,31,33) what does this means? Am I at risk for cancer?
At risk: You simply need to be followed extra close. I am glad you are health conscious, and if you comply, you should be fine. ...Read more
My Pap smear showed negative for hpv but insufficient for Pap smear. If hpv is negative should I retest?
Recently had a pap smear it was normal. But was tested for HPV and came back positive. Why would i be tested for HPV I am under 30 w/ norm pap?
You are right: In 2001, hpv dna testing was approved for asc-us triage, the reflex testing of pap tests interpreted as asc-us. In 2003, hpv dna testing received expanded labeling to be used as a co-test with the pap in women over the age of 30. Although hpv testing is not a replacement for cytology, it does provide important adjunctive information that can be useful in managing patients. ...Read more
Can a nurse take wrong pap smear? I got negative both from HPV test and pap smear but is there any chance the beginner nurse didn't take it correctly?
Yes and no: There are some safeguards in the procedure. A pap smear should never be reported out unless the smear is first an adequate specimen ( has the right kind of cervical cells on the slide) as judged by the person reviewing the slide.If adequate, and no abnormal cells are seen, it would be reported as negative.Can errors be made ?, yes. ...Read more
If my girlfriend had a pap smear 3 years ago and came clean.recently Got test done and she could be positive HPV cells. what are the odds I gave it to?
IF YOU R ONLY PARTNE: If you are the only sexual partner than you gave it to her.But if is otherwise than you can not be sure ...Read more
I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs.This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did i just recently get hpv?
Colposcopy Saves you:
Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle.
Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more
Most women are able to eliminate the hpv infection, with time. It is not clear what hpv test was done, or if you have active infection. If you are actively infected you can transmit the infection through regular sex as a well as oral sex. See this site for more info.
http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm. ...Read more
Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?
I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?
Likely had it: At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts.In the pre-vaccine era, up to 70% of women tested positive in their early 20's. There are also other HPV strains not in the previous vaccines (2 or 4 strain).A new 9 strain vaccine may be available in the near future.You can be asymptomatic with HPV for yrs ...Read more
It could: These are too different things. LGSIL means that abnormal cells were seen on the pap smear. Your HPV test looked for specific types of High risk HPV. It does not test for all kinds of HPV. Regardless the management is the same. The next step is a microscope exam of the cervix called a Colposcopy. ...Read more
My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells?What does this mean?My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.
It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more
Dr pretty sure I have HPV but once before thought I had herpes (tested negative)but didn't test bumps,any sure way to know, pap smear pretty accurate?
Got pap smear done and it came back as "HPV Negative' However some atypical cells were found. What are atypical cells? What causes them? Is it cancer?
I've been tryin to get pregnant for over a year now with no results. I have kids. Had a pap smear oct 2011 asc/hpv neg. Could i still get pregnant? What could be the problem? Im 40 years old
Fertility doc: If you really want another child, i would visit a fertility specialist. You meet the definition of infertility based on your age (>35 yrs old) and length of trying unprotected intercourse (> 6 months). Given that you have had kids in the past, this shortens the list of what might be going on and how to help you or your partner. Good luck. ...Read more
"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?
No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read more
Pap smear results came back as inflamed ascus- dr says it's inflamed normal cells. Hpv is negative. Had this happen again in 2012. What does it mean?
Probably normal: A SCUS stands for atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. That means the cells look funny. If the HPV is negative and it remains negative this is just an outlier under the microscope. If the HPV is positive you will need a biopsy. If The atypia persist you also will get a biopsy even if the HPV is negative. So at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you havso at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you have human papilloma virus infection ...Read more
Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?
I have "abnormal cells" in my pap smear with negative hpv. I have no symptoms. Is this common in menopause? My doc says it is. Repeating pap 4 mos
The Pap intends: To looks at cervical cells, but can also collect endometrial lining cells. I'd not contradict your doctor, and the pace of re-exam is fine. Next step is a visit to gyn oncologist for "colposcopy" and biopsy, or a D&C to look at the endometrium. You do not mention bleeding: reg/irreg, heavy light, painful intercourse. Pose these to your doc. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
I had a pap smear 3 months ago and was tested for various sti's and hpv. my results were negative, but until recently i have been experiencing?
Here are some ...: Congratulate you for being tested to be (-) for various STDs. But you didn't indicate what is bothering you so it's impossible to rewrite the Q with its clear quest, pertinence, & relevance so more answers can be provided for you. To ease managing day-to-day health-related issues and concerns, please take time to peruse the articles inhttp://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Best wishes... ...Read more
I recently got a pap smear and it came out normal; however, I am HPV positive. It is high risk HPV and my doctor told me nothing changes and that i ha?
HPV infections are c: Most hpv infections clear up over a period of months to years as a result of our immune system doing a good job. But you need to stay under surveillance and continue getting regular pap smears as advised by your gynecologist. Unless there are some premalignant changes noted on the pap test you do not need to worry about it for the time being. ...Read more