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Reflex Hpv Testing
HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently had pap, lb+reflex hr hpv done. Normal pap but says endocervical/metaplastic cells sufficient but no result for HPV? Should I be worried?
Just keep on pap...: All what you have to do if having history of HPV is doing PAP smear more diligent and vigilant than those without HPV since there is nothing could be done with the past, in attesting: Life is a constant changing and adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read more
Pap/ HPV reflex to hpv16/18 with ct/cg show endocervical , glandular or metaplastic cells/ or parabasal cells present. Is this simply inflammation?
In reality, this is: All what you have to do if having history of HPV is doing PAP smear more diligent and vigilant than those without HPV since there is nothing could be done with the past, in attesting: Life is a constant changing and adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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