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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
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
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
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
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
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
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