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Cervical cancer fear
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:32:40 PM »
A couple of years ago, my pap came back abnormal, with a positive HPV test. I went back in for a colposcopy and biopsy; they came back totally normal.

I went in for another pap maybe eight months later (should've been six, my bad), no problems with that either, HPV had cleared by then, and was told to come back in six months for another.

Well...I just now realized it's been much longer than that. Maybe a year? Probably a bit longer.

How worried should I be? Since my last tests were normal I'm assuming/hoping that it's unlikely that anything bad has occurred. How likely is it that I'll have developed cervical cancer in this time? (I'm a bit confused also about why I had to go back in six months if the colpo, biopsy and follow-up pap were all totally normal in the first place, actually.)  I know it generally grows slowly, but I'd estimate it's been 15 months since my last pap, so 9 months late.   
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Re: Cervical cancer fear
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 06:38:08 PM »
I would suggest you book another one just for your peace of mind. Have you had any symptoms since then? Heavy abdominal cramps, bleeding after sex? Heavy bleeding in between periods? Late, irregular periods at all? If not, it's very unlikely you have anything.
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Re: Cervical cancer fear
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 06:53:24 PM »
I have booked one - it's past due even by a regular schedule (my doctor still has people come in every year though I know now some say every three is sufficient), so there's no reason beyond fear that I shouldn't. 

I've had pelvic pain off and on for a few months now but I figured it was IBS related, as it seems to be worse when I eat or have to go to the bathroom. 
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