Hi, just after some advice from people going through the same thing. Last October I found out I had contracted Genital Warts caused by Low Risk HPV. The warts were treated at my local GUM clinic and have cleared up. I wasnt due a smear test until July 2016 but had researched HPV so decided to pay privately for a smear test/HPV test. This was carried out last friday and I received the results yesterday.
My smear test was normal/negative only showing a sign of candida, however HPV type 16 - high risk - was detected and they have suggested a colposcopy procedure. When researching online it states having HPV 16 doesnt mean I have cancer but I am at higher risk of getting it in the future and I understand this can take years. I am worried though as smear tests only test for the outer walls of the cervix, however if my smear is normal and not showing abnormalities should I be so worried?
Look forward to her peoples experiences, comments. Thank you