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Stress Cause A Abnormal Pap Smear

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abnormal pap smear

I had a abnormal papsmear result, Dr is stating it is a viral infection. Take medicatin for 7 days and retest in 3 months. I did have intercourse prior to my test. Scared it may be something else.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The virus your doctor is talking about is not hepatitis A, B, or C. It is related to human papillomavirus, HPV,which can cause abnormalities on the pap smear. It is important to have follow-up on your pap smear to be certain it clears up. HPV is... Read more »

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Articles
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 »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...say whether or not colposcopy screening is a necessary routine screening procedure for HIV-positive women without signs of an abnormal Pap smear. A promising new screening tool called Pap Plus Speculoscopy (PPS) has recently gained FDA... 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 Body

This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: Women and HIV/AIDS

...human papillomavirus, HPV, the HIV virus acts sort of synergistically and creates abnormalities that we call dysplasia, that are abnormal Pap smears, which most often don't lead to cancer, but can. We certainly err on the side of detecting these... 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 »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is Read more »

experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...living with this disease are the experts, so if you don't mind I would like to explain my situation, which is causing me much stress, and possibly you can give your opinion. I hope! Almost 3 yrs ago I had an encounter and lost my viginity. One... 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 »