Genital Warts Part 2?
Good evening, n n genitalia on 19 July 2018, it turned out that there were small warts on my genitals … on 20 July 2018 I had surgery to remove the warts on my genitals … the genital doctor said I had the HPV virus … my question: what is the pap smear result I was inaccurate because the pap smear was done first before there were warts? Do I have to do another Pap smear after the surgery? How long has it been since my surgery was able to Pap smear again? Thank you in advance.
Hello Mia19, Thank you for the question.
Pap smear is an early examination / screening to detect abnormal cells on the wall of the cervix (cervix). This examination is done by performing a streak on the cervix and then checking it in the laboratory to determine the presence of abnormal cells. This examination can also be accompanied by a human papillomavirus (HPV) test.
https://www.HealthReplies.com/hpv (HPV) is a virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV consists of 100 types of viruses. The viruses that cause genital warts (low risk type) and cervical cancer (high risk type) are different types.
To answer your question, was the Pap smear you had previously done accompanied by an HPV test? If not, then the presence of HPV in the cervix is unknown and you can do an HPV test without having to repeat the Pap smear. You can do this examination after the procedure to remove genital warts, because the procedure for removing genital warts is only done on the outer genital skin so it does not affect the condition of the cervix. Please consult your obstetrician and gynecologist first about the right next steps.
Hope this information is helpful.