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Pap results borderline changes and HPV

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Scarftown Fri 24-Feb-17 19:20:37

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IllMetByMoonlight Fri 24-Feb-17 19:29:34

Watching with interest! I have wondered about this too, as DPs ex developed cervical cancer (approx 10 years ago, and thankfully fully recovered), but no health professional I have spoken to concerning possible implications for my health has been able to tell me anything.

IllMetByMoonlight Fri 24-Feb-17 19:34:35

Posted too soon.
In the meantime, I hope you are able to find some peace of mind, and not to worry until you have more information. Wishing you well flowers

Scarftown Fri 24-Feb-17 20:19:26

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BelaLug0si Fri 24-Feb-17 23:14:26

HPV can be transmitted by skin to skin contact, so using condoms doesn't protect against it. It is very common virus, most people have had HPV infection of some type in their lives.
I've given some links you might find helpful, mostly from the colposcopists' association website. Borderline changes results are about 4-5% of all test results.
From the BSCCP website:
Info about HPV here
Info about colposcopy
Info about what smear test results mean

From NHS choices HPV transmission

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