I had my first dodgy smear results over 6 months ago showing severe dyskariosis, which I had treated with LLETZ. I went back for my 6 month check up a few weeks ago and have just had the results - normal smear, but high-risk HPV. The hospital has made me a further colposcopy appointment for 2 weeks’ time.
I have found a lot of scary information online about this - everything says that high-risk HPV is directly linked to cancer, that it rarely causes cell changes (making me think I’m a special case) and that it is also linked to non-cervical cancers such as mouth and throat. I have a boyfriend and have also looked up the affect it can have on men - other scary, often un-symptomatic cancers.
Has anyone been through something similar? I am desperately looking for some reassurance that this is common and that the HPV is likely to clear up despite the cell changes.
Thanks in advance x