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

Missed pap, how concerned should I be?

A couple of years ago, my pap came back abnormal, with a positive HPV test. I went back in for a colposcopy and biopsy; they came back totally normal.

I went in for another pap maybe eight months later (should've been six, my bad), no problems with that either, HPV had cleared by then, and was told to come back in six months for another.

Well...I just now realized it's been much longer than that. Maybe a year? Probably a bit longer.

How worried should I be? Since my last tests were normal I'm assuming/hoping that it's unlikely that anything bad has occurred. How likely is it that I'll have developed cervical cancer in this time? (I'm a bit confused also about why I had to go back in six months if the colpo, biopsy and follow-up pap were all totally normal in the first place, actually.)

I have no idea how I can be so on top of all my other medical appointments but continually screw this one up. I'll be making my appointment tomorrow...assuming I don't forget again. A post-it on the phone may be in order.
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