Users' questions

Can cervical cancer occur at 24?

Can cervical cancer occur at 24?

Although cervical cancer is very rare if you are under 25, it is important for all of us to be aware of cervical cancer symptoms, including: vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you (abnormal bleeding) – this is the most common symptom and may happen during or after sex, or in between periods.

Can ASCUS be normal?

In fact, while an ASCUS Pap smear result may sound alarming, it’s considered only mildly abnormal and is actually the most common abnormal Pap smear result you can receive.

Can you have ASCUS without HPV?

ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) with negative HPV (human papilloma virus) test – because almost all cervical cancers and significant pre-cancers are caused by HPV, it is unlikely that the woman who is negative for HPV has a serious problem.

Can you get cervical cancer if you have no cervix?

If you no longer have a cervix, and presuming you did not have invasive cervical cancer at the time of your laser treatment or hysterectomy, you cannot develop cervical cancer now. However, that does not change the fact that you have been infected with HPV.

What are the signs of HPV cancer?

Symptoms of early stage cervical cancer may include:

  • Irregular blood spotting or light bleeding between periods in women of reproductive age;
  • Postmenopausal spotting or bleeding;
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse; and.
  • Increased vaginal discharge, sometimes foul smelling.

Is cervical cancer painful?

Other symptoms of cervical cancer may include pain and discomfort during sex, unusual or unpleasant vaginal discharge, and pain in your lower back or pelvis.

Should I be worried about ASCUS?

Since the progression from severe deterioration of cervical cells to cancer generally takes about 5 to 10 years, the condition does not pose any immediate threat, please do not worry excessively.

Will ASCUS go away?

CONCLUSION: How to treat an ASCUS (Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance) Pap test has been a major source of anxiety for patients and physicians. Most mild cervical abnormalities go away without treatment.

Should I worry about ASCUS?

Should I be worried if my girlfriend has HPV?

It can be scary to learn that you are dating someone with human papillomavirus (HPV). You may worry about getting infected or have heard that people with HPV can develop cancer. Many people with HPV never have symptoms, leaving you to wonder if you may have already been infected. All of these are reasonable concerns.

Can a woman with ascus get cervical cancer?

While only a small percentage of women with ASCUS develop cervical cancer, roughly half of all cases of CIN-2 and CIN-3—abnormal cells that may eventually become cervical cancer—are found in women with ASCUS. Unfortunately, Pap tests have a high percentage of false negative results.

What does ascus stand for on a Pap smear?

ASCUS (say “ask-us”) stands for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. The squamous cells of your cervix were slightly abnormal on your Pap smear.

What does a positive ascus test mean for cervical cancer?

A positive result means further testing may be needed, and there is the possibility that those tests could result in a cervical cancer diagnosis. The silver lining, however, is that a positive result revealing abnormal or precancerous cells also means that a definite diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin.

What does abnormal Pap smear mean for cervix?

Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). In other words, there are squamous cells (the cells that cover the surface of the cervix) that don’t look normal. However, those cells are not abnormal enough to be considered dysplasia. ASCUS is the most common abnormal Pap smear result.