Re: Help Me Please Need Answers!
There are many things that can cause abnormal paps. I can't list them all, but I'm sure if you searched online for the causes of abnormal paps, you'll find some good information.
I don't know how long it takes HPV to cause dysplasia much less cancer. Just because you are High Risk HPV positive doesn't mean you have (or will develop) cervical cancer. It just means you have the strain(s) of HPV that could cause cancer if undetected and/or untreated. MANY women are able to "fight" the virus so it doesn't cause future problems. Some women's bodies can't do that, so it continues to cause atypical cell growth.
It is IMPERATIVE that you keep your doctors appointments, especially since you have been diagnosed with an abnormal pap. You also need to ask for a copy of the pathology report(s) so you know exactly what it says. Be proactive.
Even if your atypical cells develop into cancer, cervical cancer is VERY treatable if caught early!
You need to be vigilant about your gynecological exams since you have been diagnosed with HPV.