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ASCUS pap smear HPV, worrying of passing it

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Well I received my first abnormal Ascus pap smear last december. I got tested in 6 months and everything seemed to be good. I asked my doctor if it had to do with HPV and she said yes and but she told me not to worry. My mind is spinning. I just recently had another pap done and are waiting to hear the results. Ive read things like ascus paps are nothing to worry about it. and that the virus will go away on its own. I dont know if i had hpv testing (im assuming i did). im jsut worrying of passing it and I really just want to have a normal sex life. can anyone help me by explaining it better.??

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replied January 14th, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Women usually do not have HPV infection unless they become sexually active. Men can be asymptomatic carriers. ASCUS cells can also be present due to cervical irritation, inflammation, dysplasia, use of tampons, rough intercourse etc. Wait for your PAP smear results. If worried, get tests done to see if you indeed have HPV infection. Be regular with your follow-up checks. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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replied January 14th, 2013
I am sexually active. I am usually pretty good with it. I get tested all the time, I use condoms. I just feel lost about the whole thing. She said it was from HPV but was just non-chalant about the whole thing and said not to worry that it come 6 months (next pap) that it will go away. and everything came back fine. I just don't get how its not a big deal. Just the thought of having it makes me upset.
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