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I got my pas results and it says that i have ASCUS and

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I got my pas results and it says that i have ASCUS and detectable value of HPV DNA test and non detectable reference range. Please, what does that mean?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no medication at all, my appointment is till the 19th , i am freaking out
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: like what, she knows everything already
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

A Pap smear can alert your doctor to the presence of suspicious cells.

If abnormal or unusual cells were discovered during your Pap smear, you're said to have a positive result.

Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). Squamous cells are thin and flat and grow on the surface of a healthy cervix. In the case of ASCUS, the Pap smear reveals slightly abnormal squamous cells, but the changes don't clearly suggest that precancerous cells are present.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a very common infection.Although HPV infection does not always progress to cancer, >93% of cervical cancer cases are associated with HPV.

A “Detected HPV DNA result indicates the presence of HPV virus.

Now your doctor may treat for HPV infection.

You should keep a positive attitude as proper treatment can reduce the risk of cancer in most of the cases.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
what type of treatments are available?
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.

Further treatment may include

Cryotherapy. This involves freezing the abnormal cells with liquid nitrogen.
Conization/cone biopsy- removes the abnormal areas.
Laser therapy uses light to burn away abnormal cells.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). The abnormal cells are removed with an electrical current.

Your doctor may further consider one of these treatment options.

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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 6 months ago.

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