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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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With an abnormal pap smear what are the signs of advanced cervical cancer?

With an abnormal pap smear what are the signs of advanced cervical cancer?

See doctor: Until there is a biopsy done and evaluated with a microscope, no one will know if you have cancer, advanced or not. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Do pap smears only test for cervical cancer or other types too?

Do pap smears only test for cervical cancer or other types too?

Uterine CA also.: The main purpose today is to spot cervical cancer. But abnormal uterine lining cells will also show up sometimes. In fact, the original purpose of the pap smear was to find uterine cancer! see more about the history of this amazing lifesaver, an explanation for some of the changes, and its wonderful pioneer nicholas papanicolaou here: http://www.Ama-assn.Org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsa0903.Htm. ...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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What are coccoid bacteria found in pap smear.?

What are coccoid bacteria found in pap smear.?

Bacterial vaginosis: These bacteria are normal findings in pap smear, but in large numbers may give bacterial vaginosis. For more info visit http://www.Pathologyoutlines.Com/topic/cervixcytologybacterialvaginosis.Html talk to your gynecologist for more details in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignancy where there is no cervical bleeding or lesion seen on colposcopy. Abnormal cells require biopsy to see if in situ cervix ca is developing. ...Read more

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My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

My pap smear and my results were  endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of  undetermined significance?

Follow up needed: You should discuss follow up with your doctor. Typically a colposcopy is recommended to look closer at your cervix. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Yes: Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups. During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more

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My 65 year mothers pap smear report says squamous epithellial cells of mainly intermediate and parabasal type. Moderate anisonucleosis and dysplasia?

My 65 year mothers pap smear report says squamous epithellial cells of mainly intermediate and parabasal type. Moderate anisonucleosis and dysplasia?

The key is dysplasia: She will need a colposcopy and biopsy of the cervix and ecc and may need a leep or cervical cone or possible hysterectomy depending on how bad the dysplasia is or if she has worse ( hopefully not) cancer in situ. ...Read more

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What mean of pap smear test?Superficial, intermediate squamous cell ,metaplastic and endocervical cell seen..Many cell with kilocytic atypia seen.

Abnormal: Your gynecologist will go over your results and recommend the plan of care. Make sure you keep your follow up appointment and wire specific questions that you might have. ...Read more

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Are pap smears mandatory after the age 21?

Recommended: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pap smear? Diagnose precancerous conditions?

What is the purpose of pap smear? Diagnose precancerous conditions?

Cervical cancer: The pap smear will screen for cervical cancer or pre cancerous conditions. Most pap smears can be combined with hpv testing which will improve the screening results. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For good health- Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pap result: mild inflam. background, superficial & intermed. squamous cells w/ benign endocervical cells; history of 2 irreg. paps. Colposcopy needed?

Pap result: mild inflam. background, superficial & intermed. squamous cells w/ benign endocervical cells; history of 2 irreg. paps. Colposcopy needed?

No: If read accurately, your Pap smear indicates an inflammatory or infectious process - not a premalignant one. Colposcopy is not indicated now but you need to be checked to see what is causing the inflammation...clear the inflammation...repeat the pap...and only then have a colposcopy if the Pap smear shows premalignant cells. You could also be tested for high-risk HPV. ...Read more

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