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27 Jan 2006

HPV and paps
Is HPV only found on a pap if it has caused changes in the cervical cells? If there is HPV, but no abnormal cells will doc notify you of this or will he just say the pap was normal and then you never know that you have HPV and should get paps regulary? If my children have a wort or 2 on fingers and toes, but I and hubby have nothing does it mean I have HPV and have passed it on during childbirth? Is 18 months a little too long to wait regarding pap smear intervals?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

HPV can be detected on pap smear even if there are no abnormal cells. Pap smears 18 months apart are fine. Warts on the hands are not the same as vaginal HPV. There are different types of wart virus.

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