Diagnosed with HPV & abnormal cells, What to do while waiting for GYN appointment?

by Rachel on April 5, 2011

The other day, the doctor called and told me I tested postive for a high risk strain of HPV, and that I have abnormal cells. My gynecology appointment isn’t for a month, so what am I supposed to do until then?
Note: What I originally went in for was a pap smear and regular check up. I’ve also never been to an actual gynecologist. Never had a reason to.

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Tana April 5, 2011 at 1:23 am

I am assuming that you had a biopsy done, correct? Those can be painful. Depending on the severity of the HPV and the location on the cervix, your GYN may recommend LEEP procedure or other type of treatment for the dysplasia. No matter what, you will want to keep that appointment and follow up with any suggestions or treatments that your GYN recommends.

In the meantime, try to do some research on HPV and speak to others who may have had these issues.

You can visit the following website for more information. http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/cervicaldysplasia/index.shtml

Best wishes

P.S – try to avoid douching and using tampons until your next appointment in order to avoid any further inflammation.

Dr. DOLY April 5, 2011 at 2:19 am

read below about Pap smear and HPV

Jen F April 5, 2011 at 3:07 am

I’ve been dealing with this same issue for a few years now. My Dr told me to increase my Folic Acid intake (OJ, and Prenatal Vitamins). And to just relax nd not stress over it. Stress can greatly effect your health.

demonhunter April 5, 2011 at 3:18 am

did they do a DNA test to determine if you have HPV? if not then they dont know for sure. a DNA test is the only way to detect only minute amounts of the hpv virus not a paps mere. dont worry youll be fine. heres the truth your not told with a 68 page document from the FDA.



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