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Old 09-30-2008, 06:27 AM   #1
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smear tests

having low risk hpv and being 20 should i be havin smear test by now as i havent a clue and doctors and GUM clinic havent mentioned it?

 
Old 09-30-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: smear tests

If you have Low-risk HPV, I assume you have had a Pap test done to determine if you have any abnormalities in your cells. If you have, the doctor should have let you know if you have normal or abnormal cells. If you had abnormal cells, the doctor would possibly want a coloscopy done to take a closer look at your cervix and the cells to determine their severity. If you self-diagnosed yourself with low-risk HPV because of genital warts or something you could see a healthcare provider ASAP to get checked out.

 
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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Re: smear tests

It was recommended by my Gyn that pap smears should be done yearly (more if doctor says) if you are sexually active or once you turn age 18----so you should be getting them done. How do you know you are low risk? I've always had normal pap smears but have had genital warts and dysplasia on vulva area, just so you are aware there are many different scenarios.

 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #4
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Re: smear tests

i was told by the doctor at the gum clinic that i have and after returning for treatment which was well over a year ago they've not mentioned anything else so i was jus presuming i dont have to go back but then thought its around this age that i should be having regular smears anyway?argh

 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Re: smear tests

If you have been told you have low-risk HPV, YESSSS you def. need to call someone to set up an apt to get a pap done. They should be done yearly, esp. if you have genital problems.

 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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Re: smear tests

As Andiesq said, once you are 18 OR sexually active (whichever is younger) you should start getting annual pap smears and vaginal exams.

 
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