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Hemorrhoids and Anal Pap Smears; do they interfere which each other? If I have a normal Pap smear, am I HPV-free?

Do the presence of hemmorhoids make the results of an anal pap smear turn out abnormal?Also, if a first anal pap smear comes out normal, and there is no sexual activity since then, are future anal pap smears required? Does a normal result indicate...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...These are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although Read more »

Anal fissure, can it change the results of an anal PAP smear?

Does the presence of anal fissures lead to a negative result in an anal pap smear.thank you. Read more »

High grade dysplasia/anal pap results

Dear Dr. Conway:I know this is not the forum for this topic but I saw that you answered a related... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

... This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Concern at Fall in Pap Test Numbers

... In Victoria, a reported drop in women presenting for regular Pap tests "is definitely a concern" for health experts, said Kate Broun, manager of PapScreen Victoria. New figures show that in Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Doctors Overuse Pap Testing: Survey

... Guidelines for Pap screening were substantially revised earlier this decade in response to research showing that low-risk women age 30 and older Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

... A1: At entry to care, if no prior abnormal Pap or treatment in past 12 months: A1: HIV-positive women with no recent history of abnormal Pap smear or recent treatment Read more »
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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always bring my own toilet paper with me to make sure that I would not catch anything from the public toilet. But last week, when I attended the... Read more »

Abnormal pap smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My 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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I got a call from my OBGYN and told me my pap mear showed some inflammation and to do it again at 3 months . Now I'm getting scared I was doing fine. Now I really feel my Read more »
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