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Sexually Transmitted Infections
HPV and pap
Posted on: 01/16/2007
I had a pap smear and got all my STD tests and blood tests results back a couple of weeks ago. My doctor said I am clear for any STD's but that I needed to come back in for a repeat pap because something about abnormalities was found. Does this mean it is possible that I have HPV, even though they said I didn?t have anything? Would HPV have been found and included in my previous results? I am scared to have sex or anything because now I am paranoid that I have HPV. I can feel two tiny white raised bumps that are the size of a pencil dot on my vagina tissue, right before the opening. They go vertical in direction and are about half an inch apart. They have not changed or grown or anything, but I am scared that I have warts. When I mentioned this to my doctor, she said no I didn?t have them because my results came back negative for STD's. But if I have abnormalities doesn?t this mean I could have genital warts because it could be HPV?
These are really great questions!
I think you should "copy and paste" and bring them into your doctor. She will have the results of your Pap and be able to look at those little bumps and she should be able to give you a pretty good idea of what is going on.
It does sound like all the ads on TV have made you a little afraid of HPV. HPV has been around for a long time. About 20% of the people who have had sex have it. Some forms are what cause Cervical Cancer, but we screen REALLY well for Cervical Cancer with pap smears. HPV can cause warts, but those are also treated fairly simply.
I hope you do not have HPV. I think your doctor is the best person to talk this over with, but if you do end up with HPV all will be FINE.