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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?

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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Surepath Pap (Definition)

Surepath Pap is also known as Surepath Pap smear. Surepath pap smears are a liquid based technology to perform pap smears instead of using a glass slide in the office. The advantage is that they are usually easier to read and the liquid can be used for hpv testing ...Read more


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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?

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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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?

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?

HPV: If you weren't tested for hpv your doctor would be committing malpractice. 96% of us are exposed to hpv by age 26. You have, and the hpv you have can cause cancer! hopefully you have taken the hpv vaccines now and know how vital getting your pap smears are! ...Read more

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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

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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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

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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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?

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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If my pap smear showed HPV how long could it have been there?

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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After contracting hpv, how quickly can it be detected in a pap smear?

NO ONE KNOWS: Hpv is transmitted sexually, hpv infection has no symptoms, the reality is that most infections are cleared by our immune system. The bad news is that there are over 100 hpv strains. Some cause genital warts others can lead to cervical cancer. The most important message is get your pap smear. ...Read more

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I was told I have HPV a couple of years ago i haven't been back to have a pap smear because i'm afraid of what they will tell me could i still have it?

I was told I have HPV a couple of years ago i haven't been back to have a pap smear because i'm afraid of what they will tell me could i still have it?

Yes: Hpv can cause changes to your cervix, vagina, vulva, or anus that can affect your health. However, sometimes your body can clear the hpv infection all by itself! either way, the safest option is to schedule a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ...Read more


Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more


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