Re: How long does HPV take to show as dysplasia?
I don't have any research based knowledge either, but I would say that depending on the strain of HPV, it is possible that dysplasia could develop in 6 months time, especially if it is mild to moderate. Again, this is just my opinion, not based on fact! I don't think anyone (including doctors) has any hard science to say exactly how long it takes to "get" dysplasia. I do know that I was dx'd with HPV more than 5 years before I got cancer, but I never had an abnormal pap before. So, in my case, I went from no dysplasia (at least that showed up on a pap) to cancer in a little over a year. Anyway, to answer your question, I guess it's possible.
Meg, 26, 1a1 cervical adenocarcinoma, cone 12/12/05, 2nd cone/pelvic lymphadenectomy 3/1/06, NED
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