Hi, I went for my first colposcopy last week following a smear result of borderline abnormal cells and HPV infection (I'm pretty sure I've been told this is high risk HPV but can't be sure).
At the appointment the consultant told me before even looking that I wouldn't need treatment but I may need a biopsy. He did the colposcopy and said he didn't need to take a biospy and told me that I wouldn't need a smear for 3 years - by which time the HPV may have cleared.
At the time I was just relieved....no treatment and no biospy - brilliant! But I'm now getting a bit concerned by it. If I have abnormal cells (though only borderline) and HPV is it safe to leave a smear for 3 years? Has this happened to anyone else? It seems that most people are called back for smear in 6 or 12 months?