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cnadygirl53 posted:
I went to the doctors, and they ran a bunch of test on me, and I finally got the nerve to ask why was it that when ever I had intercourse it hurt, and I would have these discharges that left me sore and blistered. She explained to me it could be an std, which I am praying that it's not, or a cyst, she did a pap smear and told me that my walls were so thin they bleed when he use the little scraper to collect samples. She said that is why I have painful sex and because I have had a history of abnormal pap smears in the past with hpv my fears of cervical cancer may be coming to past. they drew blood and are going to do about seven test and will get back with me about the results. I have to admit I am shaken by this, and I kept procrastinating about going back for my regular visits in the past, now it may have caught up with me. I don't know what to do and the wait will be intense I will just pray for God to work in this as he has done in the past.
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Anon_6061 responded:
You didn't mention how long you've been having abnormal pap smears but it can take many years (10-20 years according to the National Cancer Institute) for high risk HPV types to develop into cancer. More often than not, abnormal cells found on pap smears do not become cancerous. Also, relatively harmless inflammation and infections (yeast or bacterial) can cause abnormal paps.

According to this site http://www.thehpvtest.com/about-hpv/high-and-low-risk-hpv-types/?LanguageCheck=1 HPV "types 16 and 18 are the most dangerous, since they cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers."

Here are a couple other sites that may be helpful"
http://women.webmd.com/tc/abnormal-pap-test-topic-overview
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/Pap-HPV-testing

Let us know what you find out...hoping it's not serious.


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