Miss Christine (noon30) wrote in vaginapagina,
Miss Christine

HPV and Abnormal PAP

I'm feeling really stressed and would like some reassurance from some other people who have gone through this.

Some background: In March 2010 I had an abnormal pap with LSIL results. I didn't have the time or money to get the recommended colposcopy. Last June, I felt that I would like to get another pap before jumping in and getting a colposcopy right away since it had been over a year since the abnormal pap. That test came back normal, but they still recommended that I get retested in 6 and 12 months.

I went in last month to get retested and the most recent pap came back positive for HPV and the pap was abnormal (ASCUS). I called and talked to the clinician, but I don't feel any better about anything. She just told me that the only treatment is monitoring (which I feel that observing something isn't treating it) and that I shouldn't worry because everyone has it. I am scheduled for a colposcopy tomorrow afternoon. I still feel really awful about all of this.

I just want some reassurance from some people who have been through this or have any advice. I don't know what else to do.
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