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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   i had a quick question...i had a pap smear which came back with low grade changes, i tested positive for HPV and then had a colposcopy
User :   the results of the colposcopy came back and only showed i don't require a leep or laser or any other follow up procedure
User :   just another pap in the next 3 months
User :   how is the inflammation linked with the HPV or is it not
Doctor :   Only a repeat of PAP is needed here
User :   right, but what is causing the inflammation?
Doctor :   Inflammation is non specific and surely not related to HPV always
User :   i just think it interesting that the first abnormal pap i have, i also test positive for HPV, you know?
Doctor :   since the colon always carries foriegn material and a lot of bacteria inflammation is normally expected
User :   colon?
User :   cervix.
Doctor :   The same applies , there are commensal bacteria in the cervix too
User :   hmm...okay
User :   alright
User :   that's all i wanted to know
User :   have a goodnight!
Doctor :   ok, thanks for consulting kindly provide your feedback
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