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Can a recent herpes diagnosis cause a pap result to be lsil?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Lsil (low grade squamous intraepithleal lesion) is a low grade category which includes hpv (human papilloma virus effect), mild dysplasia (cin-i) and often the cytology can be difficult to interpret if there is a lot of inflammation.
So yes, a recent herpes infection if on the cervix can obscure the results and reflex to lsil (lgsil). Either way, you'll get follow-up, just follow your doc's plan.

In brief: Yes
Lsil (low grade squamous intraepithleal lesion) is a low grade category which includes hpv (human papilloma virus effect), mild dysplasia (cin-i) and often the cytology can be difficult to interpret if there is a lot of inflammation.
So yes, a recent herpes infection if on the cervix can obscure the results and reflex to lsil (lgsil). Either way, you'll get follow-up, just follow your doc's plan.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Possibly.
A pap smear result can be influenced, or affected by many things, like herpes, trichomonas vaginalis, and even general inflammation.
These cause changes in the cells of the cervical epithelium, like squamous cells, which can be interpreted as something other than normal, like lgsil if they are not recognized for what they really are.

In brief: Possibly.
A pap smear result can be influenced, or affected by many things, like herpes, trichomonas vaginalis, and even general inflammation.
These cause changes in the cells of the cervical epithelium, like squamous cells, which can be interpreted as something other than normal, like lgsil if they are not recognized for what they really are.
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