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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 hemorrhoids Read more »

Abnormal PAP smear/Cervical Biopsy/HPV?

A mid-20s friend has been really depressed recently. She told me that she had abnormal cells in a... Read more »

Hemorrhoids and Pap smears- Post from 12/29-Correction?

Dear Dr. Bruce,IN your response of 12/29/02 regarding anal pap smears, hemorrhoids and HPV, you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

...smear. After evaluating the data, the authors concluded that "liquid-based cytology does not perform better than conventional Pap tests in terms of relative sensitivity and [positive predictive value] for detection of cervical cancer precursors."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Younger Women Skipping Pap Smears

...receive either vaccine, but AIHW officials say all women still need to have Pap smears. "The need for women to have regular Pap tests remains as important as ever, despite the significant advance of the new cervical cancer vaccination," said Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Pap Smears for Women Under 21: Guidelines

...therapy also should be screened six months apart in the first year after they begin having sex and then continue with annual Pap tests." Most women under 21 with healthy immune systems "have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

... Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer and precancerous changes in the cervix, according to two studies published on Thursday in Read more »
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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 »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have Read more »

anal warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...do gynecologists perform anal pap smears or check for warts back there? I think I may have them Read more »