I have a few questions surrounding HPV. Just a background about my self: about 3 years ago I was diagnosed with low-grade HPV (after a pap test). I went in for colposcopy right away to have it removed without waiting 6 months, as they usually recommend. I went in to my colposcopy doctor about 1.5 years later to see if they've come back, and my Dr. confirmed that I have a clear cervix. Back in Jan i went in for a pap and it came back normal (now for this one I had sex the night before, and totally forgot that I had a pap the next day, so results might have been obscured because of that). A month ago I went in for my 6 months pap and it turns out that I have low-grade HPV again
. Now qs:
1. What's the difference between grade and risk? I was diagnosed with low grade HPV but have no signs of warts, but they are present on my cervix. Does that mean I have the high risk??
2. A year ago before I started dating my current boyfriend, I though my body got rid of HPV completely, and I am a little guilty to admit that my current boyfriend and I have been having unprotected sex. He is asymptomatic, meaning no warts. Could he have maybe given me a new strain of HPV?
3. Does having low-grade dysplasia affect sex life (in terms of enjoying sex, discharge, etc.)? I haven't told him about it, and dont feel the need to, even suggested by my doctor that I dont, unless there is a chance of him getting visible symptoms (meaning I carry the strain for the wart causing HPV), but being that it is on my cervix, chances are I have the non-wart causing strain, is that correct?
4. How does having HPV affect future pregnancies??? Also, I wasn't really warned abut the aftermath of colposcopy, so having this done, how this have a negative impact if i'd like to conceive in the future?
Sorry, I seem to have a lot of questions, I hope someone could enlighten me