How do you treat ASCUS Pap?

How do you treat ASCUS Pap?

Treatment choices include:

  1. Cone biopsy.
  2. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), which uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal cervical cells.
  3. Cryotherapy, which destroys abnormal cervical cells by freezing them.
  4. Laser therapy, which uses a laser beam to destroy abnormal cervical cells.

When do you repeat ASCUS?

HPV testing (high risk types) is the preferred method for triage of ASCUS results using liquid cytology for ages 25-65. If 21-24 years, repeat PAP in 12 months.

WHO guidelines Pap smear?

The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer in women age 21 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years or, for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of cytology and HPV testing every 5 years (A recommendation).

What are the main causes of ASCUS?

ASCUS may be caused by a vaginal infection or an infection with a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus, or wart virus). Your doctor will talk with you about the options of looking at your cervix with a microscope (colposcopy) or repeating your Pap smear every six months for two years.

Can abnormal cells go away?

They usually go away on their own and do not require treatment. CIN 2 changes are moderate and are typically treated by removing the abnormal cells. However, CIN 2 can sometimes go away on its own. Some women, after consulting with their health care provider, may decide to have a colposcopy with biopsy every 6 months.

What is Pap smear guidelines?

For women ages 21 to 29, the UPSTF says a Pap smear is still the most effective way to detect cervical cancer, but recommendations change testing to every three years instead of annually. The new guidelines suggest: Women ages 30 to 65 can get the HPV test every five years or a Pap smear every three, or a combination every five years.

What are the guidelines for a Pap smear?

The guidelines, in short: Women ages 21-29 should get a Pap smear every three years. Women ages 30-65 can get an HPV test every five years, or a Pap test every three years, or a combination every five years. Women over 65 who have had recent clear tests probably don’t need testing any more. Women under 21 probably do not need testing.

What should I know about cervical cancer screening?

Cervical screening makes finding and treating early-stage cervical cancer possible. Doctors use two main tests to spot changes in the cells of the cervix and to identify related viruses. Cervical cancer develops in the narrow portion at the lower end of the uterus, where it joins the top of the vagina.