Re: Why can't I clear it?
Hi. I can relate to your anxiety and frustration. I had an abnormal pap in 2007 (I believe it was May, but not totally sure now). It was due to HPV, high risk, mild dysplasia. Here we are almost THREE YEARS later and I have not had a NORMAL pap since before May 2007. I have had a followup pap every 3-6 months since then. Nothing has changed so that's good, but it is still from the HPV! I am going in for ANOTHER pap in May since my last one at my annual in Feb was abnormal again. If it's abnormal again, I will be getting my third colposcopy. I have had cryosurgery once like 2 years ago. My doctor hasn't recommended anything else b/c the area is so small and it's mild. I wish I could clear it and I don't understand b/c I eat healthy, work out religiously, and haven't even had that many sexual partners plus use condoms 100% of the time.
I have stopped worrying too much b/c I have a lot of friends who have it too. Some are still going through what I am, but many have cleared it, which adds to my frustration b/c they smoke, don't eat right, or exercise!! My doctor has told me that I am fine though and to continue to come to my followups. Apparently cervical cancer can take like 10 years to develop and it's usually b/c people do not keep up with their followup paps.