I recently received my pap test results. I got a letter from my doctor that said that my results were abnormal and that she recommends seeing me back in a year. Asking for me to not come for a year sounds like she isn't too concerned, but I am. They weren't abnormal a year before. The letter didn't specify in which way they were abnormal, and, from what online research tells me, that should be my first question when I call.
Should I insist on coming in sooner? This scares me! I probably should for peace of mind, but do I need to? Should I do another test (there is some sort of other screening for HPV I think) instead?
I don't think I'm high risk for anything. I have had two sexual partners and have been with the same partner since before my year-ago pap, which came back normal. I do have a wart on my foot that is being treated right now, which is technically a form of HPV. I don't see how a pap smear could reflect something on my foot though, unless I had something vaginally. Scary! I am super careful about not touching the wart without properly washing, and it is being treated and is almost gone, but still.