HPV changes only - biopsy results

I was wondering if anyone else had their colposcopy biopsy results as 'hpv changes only' and asked for a smear in a year. I can't find anything in the NHS leaflets about this and what it means, all it talks about are the CIN stages. If anyone could shed any light that would be great!!


HPV changes only means that you have no abnormal cells but you do have high risk HPV present. Because HPV is known to cause abnormal cells in some ladies, you will be kept an eye on yearly, rather than every 3 years. It is good news and they will continue to monitor you regularly so they can catch any changes (should you get any) early. Chances are next time you go your body may well have cleared the HPV and you can return to 3 yearly checks.

Hope this helps.