Might have HPV, really scared (question)
Okay I seriously need help with this. Here's the deal - I had been with my boyfriend for 4 1/2 years. We were sexually active, and we discussed our sexual histories before we had sex (we were each other's firsts). So we became sexually active, sometimes not using a condom, but that was okay cuz neither of us had any std's obviously.
Then, about a year and a half ago, I decided he and I should take a break. We were apart for six months, in which time I met someone else and became sexually active with him. This time, I wasn't so smart. There were times we didn't use a condom because I was on the pill and he had led me to believe he had no stds. We were together for a few months, broke up, then shortly after, my ex and I got back together and were sexually active once again. And again, we didn't use a condom sometimes. Fast forward a few months, and I find out I'm pregnant. I went in for my first prenatal appointment when I was already 3 months along, did the pap, and it came back normal. I had my baby at the end of April and just went in a couple weeks ago for my 6-week check-up (although it had been longer than 6 weeks obviously). This time, my pap came back abnormal. I'm really worried that I have HPV. I feel so horrible because I never told my boyfriend (we're getting married in a few months) that I had sex with the other guy, and now I may have put him at risk for HPV, too. Plus I'm afraid that it maybe somehow affected my baby. He's perfectly healthy that I know of... But I'm just scared.
So here's how it breaks down - my last sexual encounter with the 2nd guy was 7 months BEFORE my first pap, which came back normal. Then there were 6 months between that first pap and the second one, which came back abnormal. So my question is, if I did get HPV from the second guy, would it have shown up on that first pap (how long does it take HPV to show up on a pap)? I should also note that I've never had an abnormal pap before I had my baby (so I'm kind of hoping it's something related to that), and I've never had any visible warts down there, although I do know that not all people actually get warts from HPV. Also, I'd been spotting consistently since I'd had my baby, which some people have told me can also throw off a pap. I have to go in after my next period ends for a colposcopy.
Sorry this is so long... I'd just really appreciate some input on this!! Thanks everyone!!
Last edited by cambria; 07-26-2005 at 04:49 PM.