Re: + HPV, but Normal Pap Smears..what is the deal?
I really don't understand why your doctor would want you to have a Colposcopy...I guess he's just being overly cautious. HPV is so very common but is a virus that can cause cervical cancer. But I don't understand why he'd think that was necessary since the pap came back clear? I hope you can make your BF realize that hpv is so common that almost everyone that's sexually active has this virus. There isn't even an hpv test for men yet!!!!! I think that this hpv/cancer link discovery is a new thing and I'm think doctors haven't quite figured out how to approach it. When I had an abnormal pap, my doctor informed me that it was caused by hpv and didn't even test me. I have since been informed that that is not 100% true and that cervical cancer and abnormal cells can be caused by something else. A colposcopy is not painful though and is a visual examination of your cervix.
I tells it likes a sees it