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Abnormal pap smear. Detected HPV. Healthy lifestyle. Treatment?

I am 60 year old a women married 30 years widow 2 my partner wasn't faithful. I've always taken care of myself I workout 3 days per week and eat healthy I am healthy. I went for a complete check up I ask to be checked for diseases my pap smear came back abnormal I just found out I have HPV I feel like I get thrown a ton of bricks is there a cure. I'm devastate
Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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Hi There,
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Abnormal pap smear is definitely worrisome. HPV is human papilloma virus which usually causes warts. Isolation of HPV 16, 18, 31 genotypes with abnormal pap smear will be a cause to worry as it predisposes to cervical cancer. I suggest you relax and get in touch with a pathologist who will explain the details regarding your abnormal pap smear and HPV.
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Abnormal pap smear. Detected HPV. Healthy lifestyle. Treatment?

Hi There, Welcome to Healthcare magic. Abnormal pap smear is definitely worrisome. HPV is human papilloma virus which usually causes warts. Isolation of HPV 16, 18, 31 genotypes with abnormal pap smear will be a cause to worry as it predisposes to cervical cancer. I suggest you relax and get in touch with a pathologist who will explain the details regarding your abnormal pap smear and HPV. Thanks