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Dr. Thomas Rayson
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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?

Dr. Thomas Rayson
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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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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I had a slightly ASCUS Pap smear results with negative for HPV and STDs. Gyno said inflammation from sex. Should I be concerned? Follow up soon.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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I had a slightly ASCUS Pap smear results with negative for HPV and STDs. Gyno said inflammation from sex. Should I be concerned? Follow up soon.

No to worry: This is not anything worth worrying about right now. You should follow your Gyn's instructions. Did he ask you for a 6 month or one year follow up exam. You could do either and be OK. It takes many years for anything serious to develop on your cervix. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hunter
Board Certified, Gynecologic Oncology
16 years in practice
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Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Dr. Mark Hunter
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Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Follow up on this!: It is not entirely clear what this line means but let me break it down for you a bit. HSIL stands for high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. This is one step before cervical cancer and if that's what the pap said, you need a colposcopy and cervical biopsy. CT usually means chlamydia was negative. rfx HPV means reflex HPV in the event that the pap is ASCUS. HPV is positive for most HSIL. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My first pap smears results back as abnormal, ascus +reactive endocervical cells, HPV neg, im 17 weeks pregnant, what does this mean?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
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My first pap smears results back as abnormal, ascus +reactive endocervical cells, HPV neg, im 17 weeks pregnant, what does this mean?

Abn pap in pregnancy: It is necessary to call your doctor about an appointment concerning your pap smear and if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Marina Landa
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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?

Dr. Marina Landa
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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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Almost: Iy is estimated that over 98% of abnormal paps are caused by hpv and over 99% of cervical cancers are caused by hpv. The pap smear is looking at the cervical cells, hpv is the virus that can infect and affect those cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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2010 pap smear abnormal. Colpscopy showed mild hpv. 2 normal pap smears since. Did another pap smear 4 weeks ago. If it is abnormal what is treatmen?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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2010 pap smear abnormal. Colpscopy showed mild hpv.  2 normal pap smears since.  Did another pap smear 4 weeks ago. If it is abnormal what is treatmen?

Pap: If there is no moderate or severe dysplasia, the most reasonable approach would be to repeat the pap again in about six months. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Dr. Gregory Gapp
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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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?

No just acquired: Hpv infection that causes genital papillomas , and in some cases carcinoma of cervix , you got it now , did not have it before, get it eradicated , it is difficult but not impossible, speak to your gyn doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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If my pap smear showed HPV how long could it have been there?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Since your first: Intercourse. About 25% of the population has hpv and you could have acquired it with your first intercourse or any time after that. ...Read more

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