a few prawns short of a galaxy (glitterberrys) wrote in vaginapagina,
a few prawns short of a galaxy

3 months or so late for follow-up pap (oops) - how worried should I be?

I had an abnormal pap and a positive HPV test last summer - don't recall when exactly, but let's say nine months ago. I had a biopsy and it was normal. I was supposed to make an appointment to get another pap done in six months. Well, other health issues cropped up, and it kept getting pushed aside or plain old forgotten about. I'm planning on calling tomorrow to make the appointment (I'll leave a post-it on my phone or something!), but I'm very nervous. Is it possible or likely that the abnormal cells will have morphed into cancer or pre-cancer in this time period?

My periods have been unusual since last summer, either shorter or longer than normal, varied spacing, varied flow. I used to be super-regular in terms of knowing when it would be heavy, when it would be light and when it would end. Is it likely that there's a connection there? I've also started having super-heavy vaginal discharge again. I had it for a while, figured it was BV, got tired of trying to cure it and just "gave up" and it went away, but now it's back. Again, is it possible that there's a connection?

I've been trying to look this stuff up for myself, but I guess my usually sharp Google skills are failing this time.
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