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Pap smear and possibility of HPV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   How may I help you?
User :   Hello Dr. i wanted to ask you something about hpv
User :   i was sexually active in september, it has been 7 months now in may i got my pap done
User :   my cells were normal and no infection was found
Doctor :   ok
User :   so does that mean i am fine ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   You can repeat the Pap smear after 2 more years
User :   is there anything wrong with that ?
Doctor :   No it is perfectly fine, as there are no abnormal cells.
Doctor :   As part of the routine pap smear screening, it should be done once every 2 years for 3 times
Doctor :   and if all are normal, it can be done at 3 year interval after that
User :   but if no infection was found it means i dont have hpv right? as it was done in 7th month of time
Doctor :   yes
User :   after how many months hpv infection is detected?
Doctor :   Do you mean on Pap smear
Doctor :   Actually the symptoms start within 2 months after a potential sexual contact
User :   yeah on pap smear, oh so it can be detected on pap smear after 2 months right ? i got it done after 7 months
Doctor :   Yes, if the pap smear is normal you are on safe side
User :   i shouldnt be scared ? Im really sorry im asking u this all because i am very scared
Doctor :   I hope you do not have any genital warts
Doctor :   The HPV virus is so common that it can almost be considered normal to have it.
Doctor :   It cures by itself most of the times
User :   no i dont have any warts
Doctor :   Ok relax then
Doctor :   Do not worry
User :   but now i am confused on what u said
User :   if God forbid i had genital warts, my test would have shown that i hpv infection no ?
Doctor :   HPV infection is very common and do not worry about it
Doctor :   Genital warts are the symptom that say you might have been HPV infected
User :   but my hpv infection was negative
User :   when my pap was done
Doctor :   HPV is diagnosed by Pap smear
Doctor :   If pap smear is negative you are not infected
User :   so the infection will show on pap smear after 7 months ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   oh okay
User :   i think i should relax now
Doctor :   Yes absolutely
User :   ive been very stressed out regarding this, because i read things online and people say different things and i get scared, so i thought i should talk to a doctor
Doctor :   You should not be worried
User :   Thanks Sir
Doctor :   Keep relaxed
User :   thank you
User :   very much
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No thanks dr.
Doctor :   Thank for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye bye thanks u once again
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