I have just received the results from my first ever smear test and they say there are borderline chnages with a positive HPV result. I have read a few things online about the HPV virus itself and I'm so worried after finding out that the type I've been tested for is the common cause for cervical cancer. I am so concerned about my results now that it's starting to effect me mentally. I have to go for a colposcopy but am waiting for the appointment. I am so afraid that when I get there the doc will say I've had the HPV for years and it's caused cancer! I've had pelvic pain before and discharge but always put this down to a period or being on the pill - now I'm not so sure!