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Doctor insights on: Surepath W Ascus Reflex To Hpv

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What can cause an ascus pap (besides hpv)?

What can cause an ascus pap (besides hpv)?

Unknown: The name itself almost gives you the answer to your question: ASCUS stands for "abnormal squamous cells of undetermined significance". Most important, ASCUS appears to be harmless. Follow you doctor's advice about possible follow-up pap smears or other tests, but don't be worried about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause an ascus pap that's not related to hpv?

Can you tell me what could cause an ascus pap that's not related to hpv?

Many things.: Asc-us stands for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. This means that there are a few cells with mild abnormality that are not definitely associated with hpv or precancer/cancer. Sometimes these cell changes are caused by other infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes these cell changes are related to hormonal alterations or mechanical irritation. ...Read more

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Yearly paps first abnormal pap - ascus - age 40. What is best follow up? Hpv test not done and not offered. How serious is this ascus result ?

Yearly paps   first abnormal pap - ascus - age 40.  What is best follow up?   Hpv test not done and not offered.   How serious is this ascus result ?

ASCUS: Ascus is not usually serious. It is just a red flag that your physician needs to do a repeat follow up test sooner than usual. It is also unusual, now a days, to not offer the hpv hybrid test with the pap smear. You should clarify with your physician why this vital test was not offered to you. ...Read more

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Does having an ascus pap at age 23 (resolved by repeat pap being all normal since ) have any impact on an ascus pap at age 40. Hpv status not known?

Does having an ascus pap at age 23 (resolved by repeat pap being all normal since ) have any impact on an ascus pap at age 40.  Hpv status not known?

Recurrence may occur: Encouraging that the second pap was negative. If you were positive for hpv a higher recurrence rate would be anticipated. You are doing the right thing by having proper surveillance pap exams. ...Read more

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Regular paps all normal then jan ASCUS April normal. Oct ASCUS. Fam Dr says re test in three months (HPV not tested ). Ok to wait and retest ? ..?

Ascus: Its Ok but get a HPV next time. ASCUS with negative HPV is not a big concern ASCUS with positive HPV likely requires colposcopy. http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/PAP-HPV-testing ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

Yes: Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix. Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year. ...Read more

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Regular paps all normal. Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv. (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

Regular paps all normal.  Jan 2014 ascus. April 2014 normal. Oct 2014 ascus. Feb 2015 ascus and positive hpv.  (First hpv) How likely is this cancer??

It is not cancer: It is pre-cancer all you have to do is follow up with those ascus reports with a biopsy to see how bad the dysplasia is. If it's high-grade dysplasia and you'll need to have a small portion of your cervix removed this is very common. This will cure your HPV in many cases. The chance of getting squamous cell carcinoma if you follow up our almost 0 please follow up. ...Read more

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My pap came back ascus and they detect HPV but my pap in 2011 was normal i had only 1 sex partner after my 2011 pap.Should i be worry what should I do my gyno wants me to do a colo.Wat should I do.

My pap came back ascus and they detect HPV but my pap in 2011 was normal i had only 1 sex partner after my 2011 pap.Should i be worry what should I do  my  gyno wants me to do a colo.Wat should I do.

Do it!: Go thru with the colposcopy but don't worry. They just want to be certain there are no areas to worry about, and if there are they will fix them! more than likely it will be fine and they will ask you to repeat your pap in 6 months after the colposcopy . You are young &we know that girls can often clear hpv by their immune system if under 30. Till u are clear of hpv use safe sex . Don't pass on. ...Read more

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My pap came back ascus and they detect HPV but my pap in 2011 was normal i had only 1 sex partner after my 2011 pap.Should i be worry what should I do my gyno wants me to do a colo.Wat should I do.

My pap came back ascus and they detect HPV but my pap in 2011 was normal i had only 1 sex partner after my 2011 pap.Should i be worry what should I do  my  gyno wants me to do a colo.Wat should I do.

Try not to worry: Slightly abnormal pap smears are very common. Most of them go away over time with no treatment. Colposcopy is a good idea to be sure that it's safe to just follow with a repeat pap smear in 1 year. Most likely it is. Smoking is a big risk factor for continuing trouble so quite if you smoke. ...Read more

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