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How long until a pap smear can detect genital warts after contracting phv?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Separate issues

Pap is not designed to detect genital warts.
Genital warts are usually present on the skin of genitals. There are multiple types of hpv, some causing warts and others causing cancer. If you suspect that you have been exposed to hpv, please see your doctor.

In brief: Separate issues

Pap is not designed to detect genital warts.
Genital warts are usually present on the skin of genitals. There are multiple types of hpv, some causing warts and others causing cancer. If you suspect that you have been exposed to hpv, please see your doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: HPV

If the host immune system can not adequately contain the virus, then beginning 3-6 months after infection, hpv can lead to genital warts and low-grade lesions of the cervix [gravitt, 2005] the latter consist of mild changes in the cellular structure and organization of the basal portion of the cervical epithelium caused by abnormal proliferation of cells infected by either high- or low grade hpv.

In brief: HPV

If the host immune system can not adequately contain the virus, then beginning 3-6 months after infection, hpv can lead to genital warts and low-grade lesions of the cervix [gravitt, 2005] the latter consist of mild changes in the cellular structure and organization of the basal portion of the cervical epithelium caused by abnormal proliferation of cells infected by either high- or low grade hpv.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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