HPV(Human papilloma virus) and IUDs?

by Rachel on January 18, 2011

I went in for a Pap a week before getting mirena. When i went the following week to get the mirena, my OBGYN told me everything was normal with the pap results. Well she just called me ( a month AFTER getting mirena) and said that I have HPV and abnormal cells……So does anyone besides me see anything wrong with this?? If you have any kind of virus or infection, you shouldnt get an IUD because it could travel through your cervix into your reproductice organs, right? What should i do about this doctor? Is there any grounds for a law suit….like neglegence or something?

OH- and anyone that is considering getting mirena-DON’T…..it causes crippling joint pain and endless fatigue!

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Sarah G January 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Yeah, if your doctor inserted it before getting your test results back that is grounds for negligence. I’m not sure you would win in a law suit, that depends on the specific protocol that the doctor is supposed to follow before inserting the IUD. If she didn’t follow it then you have a chance. Either way I would talk to another doctor about it before pursuing anything.

Dutch Goeroe January 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

HPV causes cancer of the cervix. Say thank you to your docter for being cautious and get into hospital to remove the bad cells. Stop whining and grow up. She may just have saved your life.

PS in Holland they have a vaccine for two of the three types of HPV but it is only to be used on virgins (I am not kidding)

fall guy January 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

If you have abnormal cells as a result of HPV, and heard about it after a time of your test it is because of the time involved with the further testing required to establish that you do indeed have abnormal cell growth. Don’t be angry, just get it taken care of. The cells need to be removed. This can be done on an outpatient basis. And is important to follow up on, as one day you may want to have children, and maybe you wouldn’t like having cervical cancer. HPV is a contagious virus, no you shouldn’t use an IUD, and you should not have sex either, but since you will, be sure your partner uses a condom, as he will get it too, and there is no cure. It is a virus hon. Your partner may or may not show symptoms, but he can still spread the virus. Have your partner check for any anomalies on himself, especially any rash.

luv2lotto January 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Lots of women who have HPV have an IUD. HPV is a very common virus spread from skin-to-skin contact during sex. HPV has no cure, so you can’t wait for it to “clear up” before you get an IUD. Your body can fight it off into “dormancy”, but either way it should not mess with your IUD. A lot of women live with persistent HPV infection and get on all kinds of birth control. HPV is different than other kinds of STD’s or infections.

I wouldn’t be angry with your doctor, she is doing what she is supposed to do for you. She gave you a pap and it came back with abnormal cells….not sure why she told you in the beginning it was clear. It does take awhile to get HPV results back, maybe she did not ahve that information at your first visit back.Talk with her, there has to be some confusion or misunderstanding going on. Now you need to find out what the next step is for the abnormal cells they found, which is almost always linked to HPV and easily treated.

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