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Why A Colonoscopy Is Scheduled After An Abnormal Pap Smear
Colonoscopy = HPV, pap smear = HPV, waiting on Dr. referral but very confused and scared. Have had hysterectomy 6+ years ago. Advise?
Knowledge is power: Learning about your health issues and problems early can make you do the right things. You can take precautions and can remain well. Do not be scared of HPV, now that you have it, because it often resolves if your immune system is healthy. More than 90 percent of such infections disappear with time. So live well now, eat healthy and exercise daily . This is all part of adopting a Healthy Lifestyle ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more
Abnormal clls on PAP: This likely means that there are abnormal cells on your pap smear, and that colposcopy found nothing. But you will need and hopefully got a cervical biopsy during your colposcopy, and another pap next year at the earliest if your biopsy was negative. It is not normal, but it probably does not have enough evidence that there is neoplasia/pre-cancer. Keep close follow-up with your dr. To be sure. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Colposcopy.: If your pap smear is abnormal, you are scheduled for colposcopy to see where the abnormal lesion is on your cervix. Acetic acid is added and the lesion shows up as a white patch. Then a procedure like cone or leep biopsy is done and this is examined by a pathologist, who evaluates the lesion. Depending on the result, the next step is determined by you and you doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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