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Thin Prep Pap W Hpv And Gc Ct
Abnormal pap smear: Most abnormal pap smears are due to HPV, even if HPV itself doesn't show up on testing. There are exceptions, but only a minority are not from HPV. Whether or not other STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea are present makes no difference. If you have had an abnormal pap smear, discuss it with your doctor and follow her advice about further testing, follow-up, etc. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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 more
10 yrs ago pap smear showed hpv. All paps normal since. Now urine pos leukocytes, catheterized sample & CT scan neg, some flank pain. Could it be hpv?
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
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.
Your doctor's advice is sound, however do get a check up in a year.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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?
Diagnosed w/ HPV 2yrs ago. Inadequate Pap smear 2x. DR said I don't have the cancerous strains. But my prof. (Nurse pract) said I'll still get cancer?
Odd statement: I don't know the wording your NP used, but there appears to be a miscommunication. You might, in your lifetime, go on to develop cancer, but most do not. Even those who have tested positive for the high risk strains may never get it. It may motivate some to be more compliant with having the PAP tests done but that is all. ...Read more
My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isn't DNA how they test for hpv?
No pap re 4 yrs aft 40 yrs perfect paps. 6 mo ago Pap diagnosis ASC-US & HPV neg. Age 64. Wed 45 yrs. No sex 6yrs 11yrs post meno w/atrophy. SCARED cancer!
Pap Smears and HPV: It is lilely there is high-risk hpv present with an abnormal pap but the chance of that depends on what the pap abnormality is. If the pap is ascus (atypical cell of undetermined significance) the likelihood of hpv is less than a hsil (high grade) where it is almost certainly there. ...Read more
How is HPV contracted? PAP came back "inadequate" & NEG for HPV 16, 18 & POS for 31-68. Only have 1 partner. What happens now w/ me & my partner? : (
You don’t have HPV: Your pap result indicate that you are negative for HPV meaning that you don’t have it. In this case nothing happens to you since you don’t have HPV. HPV is transmitted sexually. An “inadequate” results means that there were not enough cells to determine if the cells themselves were normal or not. Since HPV testing was normal there is not likely to be cause for alarm ...Read more
2yrs ago dx w/HPV. Inad paps but no cancerous strains. Dr says I have gen warts. My prof (nurse pract) said those with gen warts will get cancer later
Similar answer: The wart strains produce warts, not cervical cancer. In the pre vaccine era as many as 70% of college age women tested positive for genital HPV antibodies in some studies. The don't all go on to get cancer. That is a myth. While you may also have acquired a cancer associated HPV strain the same way, it doesn't mean you are destined to develop cancer. You need to discuss this with a therapist ...Read more
Hpv from rape. Abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. Should I worry? Gyno appt pending
HPV: I'm sorry to hear you've experienced a rape by age 16. Hpv can lead to abnormal cervical cells in a pap smear. . . So I'm glad that you're set up to see your gynecologist. Worrying only wastes today, so please don't do that if possible. Absorb yourself in other activities you enjoy -- and make sure you work with your doctor in all ways. ...Read more
Pap same back HPV positive slightly abnormal a typical cells and a yeast infection. Does it sound very serios?
No: This reading on a pap smear can mean low grade inflammation due to infection or perhaps yeast or other irritatants. Make sure you follow up with your gyn or pcp and get further testing as indicated by any other testing done at the time of your pap smear such as a test for human pappiloma virus. Your history would be important too in answering your question. Follow up per your pcp's instructions. ...Read more
If pap results come back I have LSIL does it mean I have high risk Hpv or could it be due to just having Hpv?
LSIL from HPV: It is probably a high risk HPV that is causing the changes in the cells of your cervix. Frequently a pap will also report whether there is high or low risk HPV present. In my office, the lab that does the paps automatically checks for HPV on abnormal paps. ...Read more
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
If someone has the HPV virus but their pap smear is normal, what treatment is available to get rid of the HPV virus?
None: It's not possible to eradicate the hpv virus, but you can learn the isotype to see if you have increased risks for cervical dysplasia/cancer. If your cervix looks normal and your pap is normal, just make sure to continue your exams as directed by your doc. Always keep track of any abnormal bleeding or post-coital bleeding and let your doc know this as well, especially of you have high risk hpv. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone has HPV virus but pap smear normal, what treatment is available to get rid of HPV virus?
Time: The body is capable of clearing hpv over time. 80% of women who contract hpv will clear it within one year. 90% will have cleared hpv within 3 years. About 10% of women will require more than 3 years to clear the virus - or they never clear it. They are at greatest risk for complications due to hpv, including cervical cancer. ...Read more
Tested positive for hpv non 16 and non 18 and abnormal pap (ASCUS). My husband is afraid to have sexual intercourse now?
Needs an education: In the pre-vaccine era some studies showed as many as 70% of women with blood evidence of prior HPV. You are negative for the strains associated with oral cancer & he doesn't have a cervix. I don't know where he thinks he will find any woman that doesn't carry HPV. It would be nice if he can explore the data on HPV & visit with his doc on the issue. He does need a chance to learn & hopefully will ...Read more
I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?
How often do labs "misplace" samples to be tested? I had my pap, hpv, etc. Tested, but my std swabs mysteriously vanished!
It's like asking...: That is like asking, "How often do you misplace your car keys? " It happens, hopefully rarely, but likely varies from person to person (and varies from lab to lab, in the case of lab samples). All lab procedures have humans somewhere in the process... which means there is room for human error. Doctors usually know if one particular lab is overly prone to losing samples. ...Read more
So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?
Yes: Typically a pathologist will look at a cell's nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to determine if cells are abnormal or not. In pregnancy, your cervix will shed basal cells, which can be frequently confused for cells with high N/C ratios. It is normal when pregnant. But in some instances it does require further workup and closer monitoring. ...Read more
Can a woman with HPV cervical cancer gives a man oral sex is it transmitt able. And she had her cancer removed. Her pap test is normal.
If a woman who has hpv-cervical cancer and was removed and her pap test comes back normal can she transmitt it through oral sex still?
It is unknown: Great question and it is not well described yet. It is possible but not likely. ...Read more
Have Ascus pap and HPV low risk and currently have cervicitis after using the Today Sponge, is it from irritation of spermicide or HPV?
Does HPV automatically mean cancer in the future? Is it a lifetime disease? What are other causes for an abnormal pap besides chlamydia?
Relationship complex: Hpv does not automatically mean cancer. The relationship between cancer formation & hpv infection is complex, as there are many subtypes of hpv: some carry a high risk of cancer, while others do not. Most hpv infections are lifelong, making vaccination an important part of the public health discussion. For a list of conditions that could result in an abnormal pap smear, see the link below. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more