Living With High Risk Hpv
Last year I was diagnosed with high risk HPV. This type of HPV can lead to cervical cancer if not treated or caught early. My pap smear came back abnormal and further lab tests indicated that i had abnormal cell changes in my cervice. I had to have a colposcopy and a biopsy. I was devastated when I found out. i thought for sure that I was going to develop cervical cancer and that I was going to die. The more i read about HPV, the worse I felt. I went back and looked at my sexual history and realized that I was not the most responsible sexually active person on the planet and i was on a downward spiral from there.
I was asked to come back for another pap smear 6 months later and it was only after that exam that I was relieved. My abnormal cell changes had cleared up! This does not mean that abnormal cell changes will never appear again. Quite the contrary. This is why you must continue to see you gynecologist at least every 6 months to keep posted on your cervix's health. If any changes ARE noted, then you have caught it early and you gynecologist can continue treating you and prevent cervical cancer from developing.