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HARLEY STREET CLINIC

25 Harley street
London W1G 8QW

OPERATING THEATRE & IN-PATIENT205 – 209 Great Portland Street
W1W 5AH

+44(0)2033030316

HPV AND ABNORMAL SMEAR

If you have any of the following conditions then you are at the right place:
  • Normal smear but HPV is positive
  • Low grade smear with positive HPV
  • You had abnormal results recently but have been discharged from NHS and you want to know more about it
  • You received Moderate / Severe / Glandular abnormality
  • You had treatment in the past but still HPV positive or had an abnormal smear result
  • Persistent abnormal smear
Want to know about your HPV status and its implication on your sexual life, fertility etc make an appointment with LCGC
There are 17 types of high risk HPV 7 different types of smear results,  at least 6 different types of biopsy results
There must be more than just a colposcopy examination

TYPE OF ABNORMAL SMEARS

NEGATIVE
INADEQUATE
BORDARLINE
MILD DYSKARYOSIS
MODERATE DYSKARYOSIS
SEVERE DYSKARYOSIS
GLANDULAR NEOPLASIA

CERVICAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN
  • In North America (USA and Canada ) Pap smear / smears are classified following the Bethesda System (TBS), which is different from British Classification

ATYPICAL SQUAMOUS CELLS (ASC)
CIN I
CIN II
CIN III
MICRO INVASIVE CANCER
INVASIVE CANCER
DO I GET SYMPTOMS

  • You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms during the pre-cancerous change and early cervical cancer
However the following signs and symptoms may appear:
  • Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Foul vaginal discharge
RISK FACTORS
  • Persistent high risk types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection
  • Start sexual intercourse at an early age
  • Smoking
  • Have a history of sexually transmitted disease
  • Have multiple sexual partners
  • Have a weakened immune system