I had my first smear test last week and was told
today that I have an abnormal result.. there appear
to be mild changes.... My doctor was not too worried
and suggested that I had another in 6 months time
and then it might have cleared up... however she
did tell me that I had HPV Virus and that I would
never get rid of this and that this might cause
am extremely depressed about this.. and I don't
understand.. I have no warts and never have had...
EVER... IS this disease serious? How likely am
I to get cervical cancer? Will I be able to have
children? My doctor was very impatient with me
and basically refused to answer any of my questions....
I am totally devastated and await your reply.
hardest thing about HPV is how little they know
about it. A few years ago, I basically experienced
exactly what you are experiencing -- as have many
of my friends. After two negative pap smears --
they actually found some pre-cancer cells. They
removed them and they weren't cancerous. They
told me to just keep monitoring them, which I
have been doing -- and no return of them. However,
they have yet to confirm that I have/had HPV.
I tell you all of this to illustrate that you
aren't alone and that you should just keep asking
questions. What they do know is that all cases
of cervical cancer begin with HPV, but certainly
not all cases of HPV lead to cervical cancer.
You have to monitor it. As long as you are having
irregular cells, keep getting pap smears every
4-6 months. I hope you trust your doctor and trust
that they are monitoring it. Take care.