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Told I had abnormal pap and need to go back. Never did before \was this a mild case of cervicitis or hpv?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some abnormal paps (ascus) can be due to a lot of things (pregnancy, infection).
Others are due to hpv. When you go back, ask your doctor if you were tested for hpv.

In brief: Depends

Some abnormal paps (ascus) can be due to a lot of things (pregnancy, infection).
Others are due to hpv. When you go back, ask your doctor if you were tested for hpv.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not sure, check out.

If a pap is abnormal, more tests, like colposcopy are done.
They put 3% Acetic Acid on the cervix and lesions are seen as white patches. If there is cancer in situ, a cone biopsy is done. Biopsy is done on areas that look suspicious. Good to go back and detect such things early.

In brief: Not sure, check out.

If a pap is abnormal, more tests, like colposcopy are done.
They put 3% Acetic Acid on the cervix and lesions are seen as white patches. If there is cancer in situ, a cone biopsy is done. Biopsy is done on areas that look suspicious. Good to go back and detect such things early.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

A pap smear detects the presence of cellular changes indicating either precancerous or cancerous tissue on the cervix.
These cancers can be predisposed to by hpv infection and perhaps by chronic persistent cervicitis, but this not what the pap is designed to detect.

In brief: No

A pap smear detects the presence of cellular changes indicating either precancerous or cancerous tissue on the cervix.
These cancers can be predisposed to by hpv infection and perhaps by chronic persistent cervicitis, but this not what the pap is designed to detect.
Dr. Martin Raff
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