Re: Hpv Always Abnormal Smears?
No they can not tell from a pap, as far as I know. Most doctors assume that is the reason as HPV is the cause of 80-90% of abnormal paps and cervical cancer. However there can be other causes. Smoking, birth control, genetics, diet, lacking certain vitamins. There is a blood test that will tell if you have the HPV virus. More then generally doctors do not run this though because statistics say HPV is the general cause. If it is HPV no it will not make all of your paps abnormal if it is treated. If the doctor does not think it is severe enough to treat you probably have an infection or mild dysplasia which they will monitor closely to make sure your body heals itself and it doesn't progress.