Question about HPV
I had an abnormal pap last July (my first ever). I have previously only been with two guys - the first being someone who was a total virgin (we got together in high school) and other was someone who had been with 2 girls prior to me. A little over a year later, I had the abnormal pap at my 6-week check up after having my son.
I contacted the guy who I'm sure I got it from, and we've been keeping in touch. He recently let me know that he contacted his past sexual partners and they both said that they've had STD screenings done (which I know doesn't usually include an HPV test) and they came back negative, and neither have ever had abnormal paps. Now I know this doesn't necessarily mean anything because with HPV, some women may never even get abnormal paps, and with others it can take years and years for it to show as an abnormal pap. But it's just got me wondering if maybe there was some other cause for my abnormal pap? I had a colposcopy after the pap and the doctor said she only saw one small area that didn't look exactly right and I had cryotherapy to treat it.
Is that always from HPV? Or could it have something to do with just having had a baby? I know that a healing cervix can cause an abnormal one, but could it also cause a small area to look that way, and for the actual cells to be abnormal? I'm absolutely 100% I didn't get it from the other guy. If I have it, I got it from the second guy. (The first guy and I later got back together and had the baby, but trust me on this - it's not from him.)
Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by cambria; 01-09-2006 at 08:56 AM.