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Suggest Ways To Treat An HPV Infection

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Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017
Question: Hello,
My mother recently had a pap smear a few weeks ago. She received her test results yesterday. While the test for cervical cancer turned out to be negative, the test for HPV came out as positive. She is 55 years old and I'm wondering should I be worried at all? How can I help my mother treat her HPV?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yearly follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
HPV infection cannot be treated by medicines.
Patients with cervical HPV infection and negative pap smear should be followed up with yearly pap smear and HPV testing.
This is done to detect any premalignant or malignant lesion of the cervix at the earliest as HPV can cause these lesions in the cervix.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
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Suggest Ways To Treat An HPV Infection

Brief Answer: Yearly follow up Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. HPV infection cannot be treated by medicines. Patients with cervical HPV infection and negative pap smear should be followed up with yearly pap smear and HPV testing. This is done to detect any premalignant or malignant lesion of the cervix at the earliest as HPV can cause these lesions in the cervix. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN