Post # 1
So back in 2009, I was getting a bunch of abnormal paps. Turns out, I had high risk HPV. And it was the stage right BEFORE cancer. I had the LEEP procedure performed and since then, everything has been normal.
In April, I went for my pap which I now get every 6 months. It was abnormal, but HPV negative. I panicked and after speaking to my gyno, went back to the specialist who performed my surgery the first time. He took another test, and it was normal and HPV Negative.
I just had my 3 mo follow up, and abnormal again but HPV negative!!! I’m so frustrated getting this over and over again. Has anyone else had this happen? If so, did you ever find out what was causing it to be abnormal?
Post # 3
@Pixie26: It will keep coming up abnormal if you keep having intercourse with the partner who you contracted it from. Also it is a virus so you’ll technically ALWAYS have it even when paps are normal. Take a lot of vitamin C (seriously) and that helps your immune system suppress it.
Post # 4
@Pixie26: I had an abnormal pap and they said it was HPV positive back in 1998, I had a couple of biopsies and some cryotherapy, and that took care of it. (They said at the time that I had carcinoma in situ) All paps since then have been normal. They also told me that there is no sign of the HPV in my blood work anymore.
You can have abnormal paps without having HPV. I know several women that have. If you’re already getting tested regularly, I wouldn’t worry overmuch. The doctors are looking at it and watching you. -hugs- I hope your next one is normal normal normal. 🙂
Post # 5
I had an abnormal test two years ago. My doctor asked me about my sexual habits and I found out that having sex the morning of caused it. I got another test 6 months later as a precaution and it was normal.
Post # 6
@Pixie26: I had my first abnormal pap 10 years ago, and only had one since that was abnormal, but it resolved on its own. I did test positive for high risk HPV though, which is concerning. You might keep getting abnormal results, but if it’s a low grade abnormality, they generally opt to leave it because it can resolve on its own. As long as you stay up to date with your paps, they can keep an eye on it.
Post # 7
Its just scary to keep getting these results. Im terrified Im going to need the leep done again. Plus the specialist I went to told me he would do a hysterectomy if i wasnt 27! That sounds beyond extreme. I just dont want this to be a recurrence I guess.
Post # 8
@Pixie26: HPV is definitely not the only cause of abnormal PAPs. And there is definitely debate whether you will have HPV forever. Generally your immune system can kick it after awhile which is why it is showing up negative. Do you know if your pap was LSIL ASCUS HSIL ect? Most importantly Chin up, and I know this sounds silly but, try not to stress too hard. I really suggest talking to your doc and having him/her explain in depth what your results mean, and what and why the course of action will be.
Post # 9
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I have had abnormal Pap Smears in the past as well. The first time I was like 21years old and it came back as HPV…talk about freaking out since I had been a virgin prior to being with my then boyfriend (ex now). I had to have a biopsy and it hurt like hell! After that my Pap smears would be normal, then abnormal, then normal. It was a back and forth thing for me as well. After awhile the virus went dormant…during my celibacy period. However I got a new boyfriend (yep…only have been with two guys in my life!). And its like it was reactivate or I got a new strain of the virus because my Pap smears started to come back abnormal again. So of course I had to have another biopsy. Its been about two years since biopsy and everything so far has been ok thank God. I don’t know if I could handle another biopsy or Pap smear for that matter lol!