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What Does The Word Atrophy Mean In Pap Smears
Severe dysplasea. What does this mean? Age 22, 2 abnormal pap smears 6 mo apart. A biopsy came back positive.
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Colpscopy in 2010. Showed mild hpv. Have had two normal pap smears. Does that mean HPV is gone? Can I get back hpv?
You still have it,,,: You still have hpv once you got it. The purpose of the pap is to keep checking for changes that can become or are cervical cancer. You've had 2 normal pap smears. If they were consecutive, you could wait 3 years until you get your next pap, but looking at your history, you might be better off still doing it every year. It would be smart to talk to your doctor for the best course of action. ...Read more
Does the fact that I've had normal pap smears up until 2 yrs ago mean I contracted the hpv virus after that time?
I made 2 pap smears at 2 different gyn, 1 week apart, one says CIN1, no HPV, the other one no CIN. What does it mean? How to know which one is ok?
I've always had regular Pap smears. Always one partner and use birth control. Just got ASC-US results with no HPV or anything. What can this mean?
My first pap smears results back as abnormal, ascus +reactive endocervical cells, HPV neg, im 17 weeks pregnant, what does this mean?
It depends,,,: It depends on the results. If it's low to high grade, things like colposcopy and excision biopsy are done. If biopsy shows carcinoma in situ, the same schedule for paps is maintained. But if it's more invasive things like surgery and chemotherapy may be done. It's important to keep getting paps every year if they're abnormal as it is there to prevent the abnormalities from becoming invasive. ...Read more
Package deal: The pap smear per se checks for abnormal cells on the cervix, which many times can be watched, because the body heals itself and gets rid of the virus that has been acuired by sexual intercourse causing the abnormal cells, and sometimes require surgery to prevent the development for cervical cancer. Usually, at the time of the pap smear tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia done. ...Read more
Importance of a Pap: Pap smears are important to detect changes in the cervix and allow early detection of cervical cancers. Unfortunately, patients with cervical cancer may not have any symptoms until the condition advances. The HPV virus is an important cause of cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New ACOG rules: The most recent American College of OB GYN (ACOG) organization's rules are for pap smears every three years except for patients who are your age, and have had 3 negative consecutive previous pap smears, or the cervix/uterus has been surgically removed. If you have had a previous history of multiple abnormal pap smears with an intact cervix/uterus, continued MD pap follow up would be prudent. ...Read more
Can having multiple pap smears over the course of 3 weeks cause bad cervical pain and spotting in the 4th week?
2 pap smears done about a year apart. Normal in general but both showed moderate inflammation. Should I be worried? Dr now asked for cream treament
Very common: If you have no symptoms and the paps are negative and negative for the high risk HPV virus, there is nothing to worry about and you do not have to do anything. This is common during the reproductive years and won't harm you. You can't make asyptomatic better. Hope this helped. ...Read more
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