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The patient, a 28-year-old woman, has been sexually active with multiple partners since she was 14 years old

The patient, a 28-year-old woman, has been sexually active with multiple partners since she was 14 years old

The patient, a 28-year-old woman, has been sexually active with multiple partners since she was 14 years old. She is now married and wants to have children. She has intermittent breakouts of vulvar ulcers/sores but no other complaints. Her pelvic examination during a routine visit with her gynecologist was normal. She had a lump in her left breast.

Diagnostic Analysis
The patient was informed of her test results. Her herpes titers indicated that the disease was rather chronic, not acute. No treatment was recommended. Because of her age, mammograms were contraindicated. A breast ultrasound indicated the lesion was not cancerous. A fibroadenoma is common in this age-group. Because of her positive HPV results and suspicious Pap smear, further evaluation was recommended

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why was mammography contraindicated for this patient?
  2. How is sexual promiscuity related to the risk for cervical cancer?
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