Ascus Pap Results
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Harvard Medical SchoolAn annual Pap test is the best way to screen women for cervical cancer. Nearly all cervical cancers are thought to arise from certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus, also known as the wart virus). Two million US women each year get the most... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolIn general an anal fissure won't change the results of a Pap smear. However, if there were to be inflammation because of the fissure, than that could affect the results of a Pap smear. The same is true for hemorrhoids (see my post to... Read more »
University of California Los Angeles School of MedicineAnal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and there is some concern that a history of anal warts may predispose to anal cancer. The use of the anal PAP smear is being investigated as a screening tool to pick up early cases.... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaThis is an important question. I would believe the more detailed tests you have had rather than the screening PAP smear with respect to whether or not you have cancer. However, you will understand that these exams were necessary given your... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHI all,
After an ASCUS pap smear (i.e. slightly abnormal), I was diagnosed with HPV. The doctor assured me that this was common and while it needed monitoring, many girls are able to kick these viruses by themselves. Sure enough, my next pap smear... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy doctor just informed me that my pap smear was abnormal. Could this be an indication of HIV infection?
I possibly had an exposure Feb, tested Neg End of April. Read more »
Posted by blackwinterday, 1 ReplyDear Expert,
I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!
I am scared over the incident told below!
Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »
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