My pap smears come back abnormal but my colposcopy comes back normal with irritation. What is this?

Do not worry. There is nothing serious, however, you should follow your doctor's advice for follow-up tests including PAPs. You are young enough that you should get HPV vaccination.

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In 2012 I had low risk HPV &detect it by coposcopy and antibiotics since then I had Pap smears and 2013 I stop can HPV come back again if not treated?

Confusing question. HPV is a family of viruses that contain many strains. They are passes by skin to skin contact and a large percentage of infections clear on their own within a year or two. Some can remain embedded near their original site for decades, and shed occasionally,without noticeable symptoms.No antibiotics will eradicate them. If they trigger cervical changes, the doc can treat it in various ways. Read more...

I have a mild abnormal pap smear, dr. Did not give me detail he just said come back for a colposcopy. What does it mean to have a mild abnormal pap?

Depends. Per the American Society of Cytology and Colposcopy, a "mildly abnormal" Pap smear would be ASCUS (atypical cells) or LSIL (low grade abnormal cells). Also per ASCCP guidelines and ACOG (the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) - women under age 21 should NOT be having Pap smears. Between age 21-24, low grade (mild) abnormalities are just monitored closely - no colposcopy needed. Read more...
Need for examination. Colposcopy will allow the doctor to examine the cervix in more detail and s/he may take a biopsy to resolve the abnormality in the PAP test. It does not mean you have cancer, just that abnormality needs to be investigated. You are young enough that you should take HPV vaccine. Read more...

Since fall of 2011 I have had 4 abnormal pap smears and a colposcopy with a biopsy that came back as atypical benign. Should I be worried?

Need LEEP. If you have had abnormal paps, followed by a colposcopy, followed be persistent abnormal paps, then you need an excisional procedure on the cerix called a leep. There may be unidentified problems that should be addressed more definitively. Read more...