I had a daughter a year ago. i had all these pap exams during pregnancy and everything was normal.
I went to a clinic to get birth control and they wanted to do a pap and they did. I just got a certified letter in the mail saying it was abnormal "Atypical cell changes with no HPV detected"
Now knowing i have no HPV what is causing my cells to be changing? Im assuming they tested me for other things too and all were negative but what could it be? Of course im thinking the worst.
Im gonna follow up with my regular gyno for a second opinion. But whats gonna happen if it is indeed abnormal?
I have had very heavy period with really bad cramping thats why i wanted birth control. i got the depo shot a month ago and havent had my period at all. i should of had it 2 weeks ago. i did spot a couple weeks ago for about a day or 2 and thats it.
They should do a follow up pap, and go from there. See what the results are...I had an abnormal pap at 19, it was dysplasia (cell changes) went in for a simple procedure (cryo freezing) and was done with it....it's been gone and not come back for 14 years. Yes, it was scary, but I trusted by doc and the tests he did and I'm fine and have 2 children!!!
talk to your doctor to see if he has any suggestions as to why your cells could be changing with no HPV present. if he did other tests he may have more insight into this.
As for you not getting your period, that is what happens when you get the depo shot. as long as you are getting the shot, you will not get your period. with regular pills you take one week off a month from the pills and get your period at that time. with depo, once the medicine is in you, it doesnt go away for, i believe, 3 months. at that time you will get another shot.
Oh sweetie, welcome to the wonderful world of abnormal pap tests and the wondering whether or not hubby has cheated. I will stand up straight and tall and tell you "likely not". This virus can be harbored for years before it raises it's ugly head. I struggled with the same thoughts when I first found out what caused my abnormal pap - I had been married to my hubby for 4 years, together 5, and the gyn even asked if either of us had "strayed".
HPV can lay dormant in the body for years, then it can appear for either no reason, or the immune system lets it become active. A large majority of the sexually active population has some type of the hpv virus (and there are so many types!) and mostly have no issues with it.
Take a breath, hon. I don't think you really have anything to worry about.
BTW, I read your first post, there are so many things that can cause an atypical reading. Any kind of irritation, an unclear sample, intercourse less than 24 to 48 hours before the pap, douching...so many things.
Thanks for replying. The only thing i cant figure out is this..Ive never had trouble down there and ive had normal pap tests. Right before my daughter was born i had one. for the past 2 to 3 months i had something down there that started..some type of irritation i thought it was from condoms (which condoms never bothered me like that before) When i was tested with my daughter wouldnt that of showed? i was specifically tested for that because i hear it can pass to the baby.
Hi Michelle, I know it is unnerving, believe me I went from probably 14 years of normal paps to severe dysplasia which ended up turning out to be a surprise microinvasive cancer diagnosis. I know the questions that are running through your mind, really I do. I could tell you horror stories that ran through my mind. But the chances are really really slim that he has stepped out on you.
Having a baby really throws everything out of whack, hormones, everything. It takes up to a year to go back to "normal" after you've had a baby. So hopefully, this is what is going on. A good reminder though to keep up with the smears, which I know you'll do.