What does HPV DNA+ mean?
A female detected with HPV DNA+ in the Pap smear test has cervical cancer. HPV infection usually causes LSIL. LSIL means that there are some mildly abnormal changes in the cervical cells. HPV DNA+ is the result of the Pap smear test.
Is your body indicating Cervical Cancer?
Symptoms of Cervical cancer- Early symptoms in the precancerous stage of cervical cancer can be easily observed by the infected female. Women need to have awareness regarding the signs and symptoms of this disease so that the disease can be diagnosed and treated in the initial stages.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Light bleeding or spotting between menstrual cycles
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina after sexual intercourse
- Painful sexual Intercourse, female may also have bleeding during intercourse
- Heavy bleeding during periods
- Itching in and around the vagina
- Burning sensation at the time of urinating
- Heavy abnormal vaginal discharge, female may have dark-colored, cloudy, smelly vaginal discharge
- Pain in the pelvic region or the lower back
Who is likely to have Cervical Cancer?
Sexually active women over the age of 21 can have cervical cancer. Doctors recommend the HPV DNA test to be repeated every three years. Below are mentioned the common causes of cervical cancer.
- HPV Infection
- Having multiple sexual partners
- Smoking Cigarettes
- Using Birth Control pills or oral interceptions for a long period of time
Also Read: What are the Vaginal Infections?
What is a PAP Smear Test?
The Pap smear test is a test conducted to detect cervical cancer in women. This test can also reveal any abnormal changes in the cervical cells that have the possibility of turning to any cancer later.
Women over the age of 65 are less likely to have cervical cancer. So, the Pap test is not required by them. In case a female has had a non-cancerous hysterectomy, she is not under the risk of cervical cancer. An advanced technique of LBC is used to collect the sample cells that indicate cervical cancer. The females are advised by doctors to get the LBC combined with HPV DNA test. Women who have cells of Cervical Cancer are tested HPV+.
What is the treatment for cervical cancer?
Most Gynecologists prescribe medication to the females with HPV DNA+ reports from the Pap smear test. The medications claiming to cure cervical cancer have a very less probability of removing cancer in the female. For the person’s body to be completely cancer free, the LSIL cells in the body need to be eradicated. This is not possible with normal medication. Colposcopy and Cryotherapy are the most successful treatment to get rid of cervical cancer.
What is Colposcopy?
This test is recommended by doctors to the females who have had abnormal reports for the Pap test. Colposcopy is the biopsy procedure conducted to examine closely the cervix, vagina and vulva region of the female. The test is performed used as a medical instrument called a Colposcope. This test is performed by the doctors to check the areas of the pelvic region infected with the cancer cells. The extent and spread of the disease are diagnosed with the use of Colposcopy.
With the most advanced treatment of Cryotherapy, doctors can successfully remove all the cells and tissues of cervical cancer from the patient’s body. The treatment is performed in order to kill all the infected LSIL cells, cancer-causing cells, from the body of the female. With the use of “Cryo Gun”, cancer cells from the affected region are “frozen” and removed. These cells pass out of the woman’s vagina in the form of watery discharge or bleeding. The woman would need to use sanitary pads for around 21-25 days after the treatment.
The disease can be cured completely in the early stages. Contact Pristyn Care upon observing the above-mentioned symptoms for the disease. If you have an HPV DNA+ report, visit Pristyn Care and get Cancer-Free body with no side effects of the treatment!