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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix.
Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year.

In brief: Yes
Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix.
Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year.
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