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ASCUS, High Risk HPV RNA detected Abnormal 18 yrs after hysterectomy?

By Anonymous July 14, 2015 - 6:12pm
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I had a trans vaginal hysterectomy in 1997 due to fibroids and dysplasia, pap smears every 3 years after all clear. Haven't had a PAP in 4 yrs, had one 2weeks ago and came out with the above results. 18 yrs. Of clear and now Abnormal PAP with HR HPV? I am 50 and headed for colposcopy and biopsy next week, should I be worried?

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Hi Anon!

Thank you for your post!

The first thing to know is that this result does not mean you actually cancer. It means you may be at risk for cancer. More than 80% of people have been exposed to the HPV virus so you are certainly not alone.

Your cells have been affected by the HPV virus which is usually sexually transmitted. The fact that these have been found is a good thing, as opposed to waiting more than a decade where they could have turned cancerous.

These cells will be removed from your cervix and biopsied to make sure they are not cancer. In the event that they are, you will be treated for cancer. In the event they are not (which is the outcome you're looking for obviously, and the more likely one) they already have been removed and you will be monitored quite closely for the next year or two.

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We wish you the best and please keep in touch with us!


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