I have just joined the forum. I am so glad to have found all of you amazing ladies…
My first smear aged 21 (14 years ago) was borderline. I had a colposcopy at the time as was hysterical! I did not fully understand what this was at the time but there was some kind of inflammation I think which was causing extremely heavy discharge. My next smear three years later was also borderline. 6 months later it was severe. I had a colposcopy and LEEP procedure and all was well for nine years.
I was tested for HPV twice and both times was negative. I was put back onto three yearly smears. However I was worried about this and booked myself a private smear after two years for reassurance.
Typically - this has done anything but reassure. It came back borderline. I went to the NHS Dr and had a colposcopy.
This showed no abnormalities but a biopsy showed CIN 1 and HPV positive! I am devastated.
I have been married for 10 years. I felt like the Dr did not believe neither me nor my partner have cheated as she said I must have been exposed to a new strain! She said that they do not know if it could have been a reactivation of an old strain.
I have been under immense stress for the last few years. I think that this has caused a previously dormant strain to reactivate. I don’t see there can be any other explanation.
They do not now the specific strain I have tested positive for and I am told to back in a year. I am not happy with this. Am I asking too much to ask for a repeat colposcopy in 6 months?
Anyone else had a positive hpv having not had a new partner?
The Drs are amazing but sometimes if you do not ‘fit’ with the established research and statistics you can find yourself very alone and to a certain extent, dismissed.
Any help/support and advice would be much appreciated.