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Ive recently had a pap in April of this year , and gotten another last month(sept) the one in april was normal, the one in september was abnormal..

By October 15, 2012 - 7:38pm
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I have a colposcopy scheduled for next week thursday, quite scared actually, never would i have thought I would ever go through something like this. I have a small child and im terrified of what would happen God forbid something would happen to his mother, but my question is that- the time frame, is it possible that ive had Hpv and it was dormant at first or was it possible to have actually contracting hpv in such short time period?? Ive been on and off for 6 years wit the father of my child..but i heard it could be dormant for 12-18 before being diagnosed, weve dated and had sexual relations with other ppl when we were not together, so i just cant go pointing the finger of whose dont this??! I need some advice/information please, thanks, Gem

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one more question..after being exposed to hpv, can the symptoms appear very soon, like day after, week after or weeks??

October 16, 2012 - 1:25pm
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Hi geminii,

Yes, it's possible for the warts to go on their own. But they might recur again, even after treatment. Yes, the person that you got it from, has to have HPV.  But, not everyone get the same symptoms.  



October 16, 2012 - 9:03am

I have another question, if a person was to have genital warts is it possible to have it for about 2 weeks and it jus magically disappears?? and if so, from whom the warts it came from, does it mean that person has them too and spread them??

October 16, 2012 - 5:18am
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Hi Geminii,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Not always is an abnormal pap, means you have HPV.  HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact with an HPV-infected area. Infections can be subclinical, meaning the virus lives in the skin without causing symptoms. This is why many people with HPV do not know they have it or that they could spread it. For a person exposed to a partner who has a low-risk genital wart-causing strain of HPV such as HPV 6 or 11, it usually takes about six weeks to three months for genital warts to appear. However, infections with high-risk strains of HPV cause no symptoms and can only be detected on Pap or HPV tests. Sometimes cell changes in the cervix can also be due to other types of infection, such as infections caused by bacteria or yeast. These types of cell changes can be treated.  You need to wait until your doctor does more test and he can help you find the right treatment. 



October 16, 2012 - 4:05am
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Ok i understand what you are saying completely, and yes I do need to wait until thursday to really be informed of whats going on...but until then, thank you so much!

October 16, 2012 - 5:15am
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