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Question: Abnormal Pap


 bea144 - Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:54 pm

Hi,

Since Jan. of 2004 I have had an abnormal pap with repeats every six months. Right away I requested a HPV DNA test which came back negative. Every time my results come in I am told that I have "very" mild dysplasia. Is this something that I should be concerned about? My doctor has not done a colposcopy. I do not smoke, I have been in a monogamous relationship for 7 years, and I have tested negative for STD's. I also seem to have frequent yeast infections that don't clear up easily with OTC medications. I have been give two doses of Diflucan this time. Could chronic yeast infections and mild dysplasia affect one another? Thanks!
 lllucille - Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:48 am

I am not a doctor but I have had abnormal paps - and cervical cancer which was removed. In my experience, "mildly" dysplasic is nothing to worry about. If you start to consistently have a higher level of dysplasia, your doctor will probably recomend other procedures to check it out. They don't seem to get too concerned with a mildly dysplasic test result. Sometimes it can be attributed to other factors such as lab error or other vaginal issues. I wouldn't worry unless you start to have consistent levels of high dysplasia.

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