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I have squamous metaplasia w/ hpv pos. My pap is due May 2017, im out of country until July, is it Ok if I get my pap scheduled for July?

I have squamous metaplasia w/ hpv pos. My pap is due May 2017, im out of country until July, is it Ok if I get my pap scheduled for July?

No hurry, no worry: There's no hurry. The rate of progression of cervical HPV infections toward cancer is very slow. Waiting even a year probably would not increase your risk of a serious outcome. I'm not recommending that, of course, but waiting a couple of months for sure won't be a problem. In fact, it may be beneficial -- with an increased chance the abnormalities will clear up by that time. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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I had squamous metaplasia+postive hpv last yr on my pap. Do u think it could have progressed to cancer in a year? I'm very worried

I had squamous metaplasia+postive hpv last yr on my pap. Do u think it could have progressed to cancer in a year? I'm very worried

Doubtful: The process of progression from HPV to Cervical cancer is fortunately very slow. If you keep up with your follow-up pap-smears and exams as your doctor recommends you are unlikely to ever get cervical cancer. Most of those I've seen with cervical cancer were not diligent about getting pap-smears and follow-up as recommended. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Last yr my pap was squamous metaplasia again, & hpv+, no dysplasia I was worried if this time it could be cancer? Do I need to worry about it?

Last yr my pap was squamous metaplasia again, & hpv+, no dysplasia I was worried if this time it could be cancer? Do I need to worry about it?

No, but repeat tests: You need not worry about cancer due to squamous metaplasia, however do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up tests.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with squamous metaplasia w/ pos hpv, is it safe to wait for a yr for next pap? My doctor was saying that its perfectly fine.

I was diagnosed with squamous metaplasia w/ pos hpv, is it safe to wait for a yr for next pap? My doctor was saying that its perfectly fine.

Follow advice: Your doctor's advice is sound, however do get a check up in a year.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If I had squamous metaplasia last yr w/ hpv+ with no dysplasia, is there a chance that I could develop cancer in a yr?

If I had squamous metaplasia last yr w/ hpv+ with no dysplasia, is there a chance that I could develop cancer in a yr?

Highly unlikely: Metaplasia is not a precursor to cancer. Do comply with your doctor's advice about repeat tests.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had squamous metaplasia chronic cervici w/ +hpv last yr. I was due for my pap this may, I cudnt go, is it possible it cud have bcome cancer by now?

I had squamous metaplasia chronic cervici w/ +hpv last yr. I was due for my pap this may, I cudnt go, is it possible it cud have bcome cancer by now?

HPV: While it is unlikely that a cancer would progress that quickly it is important that you follow up consistently with your doctors recommendations ...Read more

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Squamous metaplasia was the result of my pap? What does it mean? Can it lead to hpv?

Squamous metaplasia was the result of my pap? What does it mean? Can it lead to hpv?

Normal: Squamous metaplasia is a normal finding and is most often associated with the use of hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is HPV always the reason for Squamous metaplasia? I'm confused, as each article says something different

Is HPV always the reason for Squamous metaplasia? I'm confused, as each article says something different

80%: HPV is associated with over 80% of cervical dysplasia. Sometimes, a small proportion of cervical cancers occur independent of HPV presence. However, for the majority, HPV is a trigger for metaplasia
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Diagnosed HPV 16, 18 months ago. Done paps every three months, plus two bispsies, all negative. Now pap says squamous metaplasia: should I worry?

No, but...: You can stop worrying about dying of cancer of the cervix if, and only if, you comply with the directions you get from your gynecologist for follow-up. Your risk is low in any case but do not become complacent. I don't think you would in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with squamous metaplasia w/ chronic cervicitis and positive hpv last yr. Do u think this would develop into cancer within a yr?

Hard to say: If you have these changes now you have likely had the HPV strain in your system for 5-10 yrs. That is when the clock starts on possible conversion. You are aware now that you have worrisome signs and have likely been scheduled for interval testing to see if this progresses. Keep your appointments and you should get the best possible outcome. ...Read more

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Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Chronic inflammation: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm hpv pos high risk, I go for my pap every yr. Last yr it was squamous metaplasia. Would I get cancer in a yr?

I'm hpv pos high risk, I go for my pap every yr. Last yr it was squamous metaplasia. Would I get cancer in a yr?

Not necessarily: Squamous metaplasia is simply the replacement of one normal squamous cell with another by pathological definition. What that means is that squamous cells are the main component of the outside of the cervix (exocervix) and is normal. This is not a precursor to CIN also known as dysplasia, which can lead to HPV associated carcinoma. ...Read more

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Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?

Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.

What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.

Trauma, infection: Or hormones. Intermittent catheterization or indwelling catheters can induce squamous metaplasia, hpv, which is a std as well as other STDs can cause it. Estrogen pretreated men undergoing gender change have urethral metaplasia. Can be associated with bladder and urethral cancers. Sometimes harmless and of no known cause. ...Read more

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This is my 2nd time having hpv. Did biopsy, low squamous cells. Dr. Wants to do the freeze. Is it safe to just wait and see if it goes away in 6 months?

Probably: Assuming that there are no significant precancerous cells (low grade changes only, not severe dysplasia), it's very reasonable to follow without treating. It's important for you to follow up regularly to prevent cancer. Since your doctor has your results, it's best to review your concerns with him or her. ...Read more

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What to do if I got the gardasil shots to protect against HPV and now I have a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

What to do if I got the gardasil shots to protect against HPV and now I have a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

Although: Gardasil has protective value with human papillomavirus & associated oral, anal and penile cancers that doesn't mean that prevention is 100%. ...Read more

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Causes for atypical squamous cells finding on pap with a negative hpv? Can these cells just go back to normal? Does this mean cancer??

Yes they can become: Atypical cells can be due to many causes. Some of these causes (like infection/inflammation) do resolve and the cells then normalize. Your doctor just needs to keep an eye on this area to make sure that the cells do not get any worse over the coming 5-10 years. ...Read more

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If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I just had a vaginal biopsy that says "Squamous mucosa with hyperkeratosis & focal changes suggestive of but not diagnosic for HPV effect. Meaning?

Need for HPV on PAP: First the good news is that no tumor was seen on biopsy. However, there is need to do a DNA test to detect HPV infection. You do not need a biopsy for that as the test can be done with a PAP smear. Please follow your doctor's advise for follow up tests. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has had a squamous papilloma for almost two years now inside his lower lip. How did he get this? No one in the family has hpv 6 or 11.

My 3 year old has had a squamous papilloma for almost two years now inside his lower lip. How did he get this? No one in the family has hpv 6 or 11.

No certain answer.: Oral squamous papilloma are thought to be caused by HPV, most commonly 6 and 11, it is possible that other strains could also cause the lesion. In addition, unless it has been biopsied, squamous papilloma could be confused with verrucas vulgaris which is also thought to be HPV induced, but with strains that often cause common warts on the skin but can occur on mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didn't explain please help!! ?

Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didn't explain please help!! ?

Unsure: You will need additional evaluation and may need treatment for the abnormal cells. If your doctor does not give a reasonable explanation of your condition and the appropriate work-up and follow-up, you should consider finding another doctor. ...Read more

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If HPV is dormant in cervix, is it also dormant in mouth and anus squamous regions? Diagnosed with HPV March this year. Don't know much about it.

If HPV is dormant in cervix, is it also dormant in mouth and anus squamous regions? Diagnosed with HPV March this year. Don't know much about it.

Very complex issues: Most women with cervical HPV have it only there. Anal HPV is most common in the receptive partners in anal sex; these probably are the only ones at substantial risk of anal cancer. Oral HPV is one fifth as frequent as genital. Both sites apparently can be infected indirectly, without direct sexual exposure. At any site, immunity clears most infections, but HPV DNA may persist ("dormant"). ...Read more

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Penile biopsy reports "benign squamous epithelial lesion, consistent with wart". Does it mean I have a HPV wart or there are other possibilities too?

Yes: Warts on your genitals are caused by at least 2 strains of genital HPV. These strains differ from those strains causing warts on the regular skin surface. ...Read more

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Is an abnormal pap smear result of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, mild dysplasia present always caused by hpv?

No: HPV is associated with most but not all cases of cervical intraepithelial lesions. That is why Pap smear remains the gold standard for cervical cancer screening. The reverse is also true: not every HPV infection is associated with dysplasia ...Read more

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Biopsy pathology results (Benign markedly Hyperplastic vaginal squamous mucosa showing atypia suggestive of an hpv effect) was I infected with hpv?

Biopsy pathology results (Benign markedly Hyperplastic vaginal squamous mucosa showing atypia suggestive of an hpv effect) was I infected with hpv?

Likely: About 80% of the women get HPV infection during college, if sexually active. The results are not worrisome, but you should get regular PAP smears, as advised by your doctor. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Metaplasia (Definition)

Metaplasia is thought to be an adaptation of the body that replaces one type of cell with another, usually caused by some sort of stress. Metaplasia is not cancerous, per se, but depending on the circumstances, may be a very early step in the process of a ...Read more