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Can you tell me what could cause an ascus pap that's not related to hpv?

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In brief: Many things.

Asc-us stands for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
This means that there are a few cells with mild abnormality that are not definitely associated with hpv or precancer/cancer. Sometimes these cell changes are caused by other infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes these cell changes are related to hormonal alterations or mechanical irritation.

In brief: Many things.

Asc-us stands for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
This means that there are a few cells with mild abnormality that are not definitely associated with hpv or precancer/cancer. Sometimes these cell changes are caused by other infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes these cell changes are related to hormonal alterations or mechanical irritation.
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