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what can cause abnormal cells on your cervix

I have been getting pap smears for over 20 years and now. My cervix has abnormal cells.what all can cause this and coul in come from using a ky lubercant?

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Asked by fertleflower at 11:16 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • the only thing i know of is after pregnancy it can happen

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • HPV, that is my best bet. Look it up. There are over 100 different strands that cause all kinds of things like, genital warts or cervical cancer. Please let them do a colposcopy. They will be able to find out for sure.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • No, it is not from lube. It is caused from a very common virus called HPV. There is little research on HPV, but it is a STD that can cause warts and/or cervical cancer. The abnormal cells can eventually turn to the big C word. Luckily if caught in the early stages, it is treated with a simple procedure. Usually either freezing the part of the cervix that had the abnormalities, or cut it out. This is very common, but also very serious when considering the statistics.

    Answer by Amberoz at 12:48 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • sex up to 24 hours before a pap can cause abnormal cells to appear. Actually anything inserted inside of you can cause an abnormal pap smear. The first thing is to have your pap done again. Your dr. should have told you this. Please don't jump to that c word scare!!! years ago the cdc website said that a girl born today (3 years ago) would have less than a 0.1%chance of getting cervical cancer. Since the guardisil vaccine, you won't find that stat on the cdc website anymore. Chances are a scond pap will be normal...If it is not, then often times observation is the next step. Usually the body clears up abnormal cells on its own. If after some time your cells are still abnormal, then a scrape of the cervical cells is usually done. I don't know what would happen after that. Good Luck, and try not to worry!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:04 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

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