Users' questions

Is HPV 59 high risk?

Is HPV 59 high risk?

High-risk HPV types include types 16, 18, 31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, and 70. Included in the high-risk group are some HPV types that are less frequently found in cancers but are often found in squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs) (Table ​ 1).

Is HPV 58 dangerous?

Specifically, HPV-58, which is associated with a high risk of developing cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer, is rare worldwide but is commonly found in East Asia [9]. Overall HPV-58 is the third most common oncogenic type in Asia, but causes only 3.3% of all global cervical cancer cases [9], [10], [11].

Can a woman with abnormal Pap smear get cervical cancer?

Most women with HPV and/or abnormal Pap smear results do not get cervical cancer. Researchers now believe that almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. Cervical cancer is diagnosed in 12,900 women in the United States each year and 4,400 women die of cervical cancer in the U.S. each year.

When to get your first Pap smear if you have HPV?

Typically, both high and low risk strains of HPV go away within 24 months. It’s recommended that you get your first pap smear at age 21. WHAT CAUSES AN ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR RESULT? HPV, Human Papiloma Virus, causes abnormal Pap smear results because HPV is a virus which infects skin cells.

What happens after a 3 year HPV smear?

If the colposcopy is clear and no abnormal areas are seen on the cervix you will be discharged back to normal recall (smear in 3 years). In this case the low grade dyskaryosis probably returned to normal.

When does an abnormal Pap smear result go away?

An abnormal pap smear result does not mean you have cervical cancer. High risk strains can cause more serious cellular changes. Typically, both high and low risk strains of HPV go away within 24 months.

Is it normal to have normal Pap smear with positive HPV?

There is no point in stressing out because your Pap smear is normal. That is very important. HPV is implicated in causation of cervical lesions, including cervical cancer, but just because you have HPV does not mean you will have cervical cancer.

Most women with HPV and/or abnormal Pap smear results do not get cervical cancer. Researchers now believe that almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. Cervical cancer is diagnosed in 12,900 women in the United States each year and 4,400 women die of cervical cancer in the U.S. each year.

If the colposcopy is clear and no abnormal areas are seen on the cervix you will be discharged back to normal recall (smear in 3 years). In this case the low grade dyskaryosis probably returned to normal.

Can a positive Pap smear lead to colposcopy?

Just the presence of HPV, in the absence of an abnormal pap, should not lead to colposcopy, unless you are high-risk HPV positive. Some women have persistently positive HPV results, even over many years, and this can increase cervical cancer risk, so it’s important to also have Pap smears if this is the case for you.