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Reasons For Abnormal Pap Smear

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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 PAP smear and had to get a cervical biopsy. She told me she was taking a medication (antibotic?) a week prior to the biopsy and it was making her 'act...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...have to do with either cancer or HPV infection. For instance, if someone has a trichimonas infection, then this can cause an abnormal PAP smear. We treat these patients with antibiotics (e.g. Flagyl) and then repeat the PAP smear. I wonder if... Read more »

abnormal PAP smear and HPV disease

I just recieved an abnormal PAP smear and my gynecologist said it was from mild dysplasia and HPV.... Read more »

Abnormal PAP smear on several occasions-- I am soooo confused

29 yr old. I've had two abnormal pap smears my gyn tested for HPV(negative). i have to repeat... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

... New Guidelines for Abnormal Pap Smear Results Combination Pap Smear and HPV Testing for Cancer Screening Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners and Cervical Cancer Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...dysplasia Diagnosis Pap smears: A Pap smear is a screening test your doctor does to check for changes in the cervix An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or cancer If you have an abnormal Pap, you may... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...risks and benefits of HRT before you consider this therapy. Pap Smears HIV-positive women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal Pap smears than HIV-negative women. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or... 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 »

experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...chances of infection. My fiancee and I have no symptoms, nor have we ever. Our baby is 16mths old very healthy. I have no reason to believe this guy was infected but you never know. I always planned on being safe, things just happened. Can... Read more »

The wait is too much

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...attribute to stress. I have had oral surgery (wisdom teeth cut out) since then plus I have had 3 gyno. visits since with no abnormal pap smears and general blood work that was fine. Is this all a good sign??? Does this up my chances for good... Read more »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year showed a negative... Read more »