If there are visible genital warts, will you get an abnormal pap-test?

by Rachel on October 17, 2011

I have noticed some bumps on one side of my vaginal opening. I went to the doctors, he performed a pap-smear and the results were all fine. If the bumps were genital warts, would I have gotten an abnormal pap-smear?

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ladystang October 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

ask your doctor
did you ask when you went in?

Hachi October 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Yes. A strand from HPV causes genital warts. If you have genital warts that will come up on your pap smear since that detects abnormalities that are caused by things like the HPV virus. Chances are it’s something else.

edit
Yes they are. You can have genital warts on your cervix. They aren’t limited to just the outside of your vagina. It will cause cell abnormalities just like any other strand of HPV that is sexually transmitted. There are some that are not sexually transmitted. These are like warts on your fingers or feet.

??????????? October 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

No. not necessarily. The strains of HPV responsible for most warts are not the same ones responsible for most cervical cell abnormalities. If the bumps were genital warts, though, your doctor would have said so.

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