Re: abnormal pap
I can't find any numbers, but I'd say they are fairly common. There are several things that can cause an abnormal pap: infection or an inflammation like yeast infections, herpes, trichomonas, recent sexual activity, or use of vaginal preparations. Often the reason for an abnormal pap is HPV. It is important that if you have an abnormal pap to be retested in a few months (3 or 4, I think is average) and/or ask for a colposcopy.