How to talk to a gynecologists about HPV – and the risks

1.

Get the right answers.

You want to get a referral?

You’ll need to talk with a doctor in your field.

The most common reason is the lack of insurance.

Ask for the referral number, and it will be shared with the doctor, who will make an appointment with you.

2.

Ask questions.

Be sure to ask questions.

The more you know about the symptoms and risks of HPV, the more likely you are to find answers you can trust.

3.

Ask about other conditions.

This will help you determine if the doctor is trained to diagnose and treat HPV.

If so, you may be able to get referrals for tests and surgeries that are available in your area.

4.

Ask to be screened.

Ask a gynecomastologist for a referral to get tested for HPV.

This is often the best option.

You can get tested at any local clinic or doctor’s office.

You’ll probably be asked about other symptoms.

5.

Ask why.

Most gynecology offices won’t let you skip this step.

But if you are a new patient, ask to be tested.

You may be surprised at how many doctors won’t test for HPV if you ask them.

6.

Get tested again.

If you didn’t get tested and you’re still having problems, talk to your doctor about what might be causing your symptoms.

Ask if you need to be treated.

Some gynecological offices will send you home for a follow-up visit.

7.

Contact your health insurance company.

If your insurance doesn’t cover HPV testing, call your local health department or visit your doctor’s offices to see if they will cover it. 8.

Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If a gynaecologist doesn’t refer you for testing, you can get help at the CDC’s website.

9.

Contact state and local health departments.

Your state’s health department is your best resource.

They may have other resources that are more specialized for HPV testing.

10.

Talk to a patient advocate.

Talk with your doctor or a patient about the HPV symptoms and the possibility of HPV treatment.

If this is a new issue for you, talk with your gynecologic assistant.

They can give you the information you need.

11.

Get your HPV test results.

When you get your results, ask the doctor about any follow-ups you need and what tests you can take.

You might also want to contact your insurance company to see what they cover.

12.

Discuss treatment options with your health care provider.

Your health care professional will help decide whether or not to follow up with you about testing.

They’ll also be able give you tips about avoiding the risks of infection.

13.

Talk about your symptoms and symptoms of other conditions you have.

Talk it over with your GP or other health care professionals to determine what you can and can’t do.

The GP can also help you find other specialists who can help you with HPV testing and other treatment options.

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Ask other questions.

Ask any questions you have about HPV or HPV treatment you might have.

Ask your doctor if you’re unsure.

You don’t have to wait until you’ve gotten the test results to talk about what you might need to do. 15.

Report the results.

Your doctor will share your results with you so you can keep in touch and discuss the results with your healthcare provider.

You should also report any concerns you might see about the results, so that your doctor can better plan treatment options for you.

16.

Get an HPV test result.

Some doctors may offer you tests to see how long it will take to test your cervix and your cervicitis, but many will just send you a sample of the test.

These tests can give some of the information we need about your HPV status.

17.

Keep in touch.

Check in with your insurance carrier to see whether you can ask about testing and how long you’ll need.

Your insurance company can help get you more information and support about testing, HPV testing options, and other options.

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Learn more about HPV.

You have questions?

Ask us.

If there’s an HPV vaccine available, it’s recommended that you get a test for it.

We can also answer questions about other common HPV-related conditions.