I am seeing a specialist monday i was contacted from my Gp after a 12 week wait from my smear test and he told me i have HPV and 8 cell changes on my cervix. I am 25 years old and have had 2 children. I had to go into the DR's and get the paperwork which he printed off for me for me to take to see my Gyne specialist on monday. All the paperwork states is HPV virus present and 8 cell changes.
Thats all i know.
I know on reading some posts on here and reading up about HPV if present with cell changes can progress to cervical cancer.
I have PCOS aswell (polycystic ovaries) which i had all my life.
The reasons my smear test was done was due to me reaching 25, having 2 children and because i am having continuous episodes of bleeding recently i bleed for 3 weeks continuous. I even bleed after sex with my partner of 8 years and sometimes sex can be painful and uncomfortable.
any help or advice is appriciated as i am very worried.
Alex, I'm wondering if those "8 cell changes" are 8 lesions/spots that were removed. Did your doctor do a colposcopy? It sounds to me like this is high risk HPV. What is your next step? What is your doctor recommending? do you have another appointment for follow up?
Just my humble opinion, I would be really upset if the doctor's office took 12 weeks to get back to me about test results!
no nothing has been done yet am seeing someone monday about it. all the smear results says is nuclear changes present and hpv virus also present (in the report) and it states master cytology grade: 8 changes. Master specific infection : HPv Virus.
They told me it took 12 weeks because there was this problem and it had to be checked 3 times.
I think I said it before, but I think the doctor saw 8 places of cell changes (aka lesions). You said you are going to a specialist, what type? If it is a gyneoclogist, I suggest you ask about getting a colposcopy with biopsy and also an ECC (endocervical curettage). That way the doctor can see and sample the exocervix (colpo and biopsy) (the outer 1/3 of the cervix) AND the endocervical canal (with the ECC) (the upper 2/3 of the cervix).