I just had a routine gyn exam, and I was told I had an irregular pap. I was told to wait 3 months and have another pap. I was also told that I was HPV positive, and that was the largest cause of irregular paps. I have had irregular paps in the past. Maybe every 4-5 yrs. I would have an irr. pap which would be followed up with a culposcopy and cryo-surgery. I would then go on to have regular paps for another 4-5 years, and so on.
I am 58 years old, married twice, and I am "blown away" with this recent discovery. I've used 3 gynocologists during my adult life, and this is the first one who asked me to wait 3 months before doing anything. After reading about HPV online, am I doing the right thing? Should I be more proactive?
How at risk am I for cervical cancer?
When I spoke to the nurse at my Dr"s ofc. she said that as long as I have regular paps(maybe even closer than 1 yr), I would be doing the right thing.
I would be interested in any comments.