cervical dysplasia? Need Insight.
I had my annual pap a week ago, and today the Dr. called and told me that it came back abnormal, and that I had a cervical dysplasia, meaning precancerous cells.
I do know that "precancerous" does NOT mean that I have cancer. However, she said that most of the time, a cervical dysplasia is linked to an HPV virus.
I have only had two sexual partners in my life, one being my husband. The man I was with before had cheated on me, but I was with him for 4 years before I found out. After I left him, I had myself tested for every STD in the book to make sure that I was ok. I had a pap smear and my blood tested. Everything came up negative. This was in February 2007. Later that fall, I had my regular pap for my birth control, and it came back normal. Now, it's abnormal.
Does anyone know if a cervical dysplasia can be caused by anything other than HPV? I know that HPV can take a long time to show up in a pap smear, but I've had paps done every year I was with my cheating ex.
I know anything is possible here, but if anyone can share information be it from personal experience or fact, I certainly apprecaite it.
I'm very scared right now.