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By January 20, 2012 - 1:09pm
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I had an abnormal pap in 2003 came back CII1. I am 34 now in 2011 my pap came back normal but my HPV came back active and I had to get a colposcopy. The results were Chronic inflammation. I am really worried because I've been reading online about how it can go from CII1- CII3 in no time! How do I get a grip about these fears I am pretty scared.

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I realize that you had an abnormal Pap test in 2003 but an normal Pap test in 2011. You could wait and continue to have annual Pap tests.

You mentioned that you have a type of HPV that puts you at high risk--for cervical cancer, correct?

Depending on your immune system, some people can clear the HPV, while for others, the virus becomes latent. This means it will not be active for a time and then become active. (like cold sores or shingles, which are both caused by viruses).

Cervical dysplasia is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells on the surface of the cervix, indicating either precancerous or cancerous cells.

If you have a Pap test that shows abnormal cells, you would want to have the abnormal cells removed to prevent them from becoming cancerous cells.

To answer your question, yes, the virus can be dormant for years but then become active and cause cervical dysplasia.


January 27, 2012 - 6:12pm

I do, I think that the freezing is a bit much since the procedure is done when you have abnormal cells. The funny thing is that I saw 2 different doctors in the same office and one said don't do the freezing just wait and the other said do it!!! I guess it's going to be up to me but I am still unsure. The thing I worry about is that my cervix will go from inflamed to dysplasia...I would like to prevent that. I was also told by my doctor that when they did the colposcopy that they checked to see if my HPV was active and it wasn't anymore (thank goodness). My question now is if the virus is not active anymore can I still get the dysplacia? I'm so confused thanks for your help!!!

January 26, 2012 - 8:25pm

Looks like you have two options. Either follow your doctor's advise and have the freezing procedure to eliminates the abnormal cells. Or wait and have a repeat Pap smear.

It sounds like your doctor is keeping a watchful eye on your case. Do you have confidence in him and accept his recommendations?


January 24, 2012 - 7:02pm

Hello, thank you for your response. Yes I do have HPV and although I'm not sure exactly which type it is I was told it is a high risk type. After I had the colposcopy and told it was chronic inflammation I was told by my doctor that I could do the freezing procedure or wait 3-6 months to get another pap. I was not aware that there was any sort of blood test to monitor the progress of the inflammation. I have always had terrible health anxiety and this is just driving me insane!!! I feel like I'm starting to get depressed. What can I do to manage this terrible situation. I am also married and have 3 kids.

January 20, 2012 - 11:06pm

I can appreciate your fears. So that I am clear, you have been diagnosed with chronic inflammation of the cervix caused by HPV, is that correct?

Has your physician reviewed the planned schedule of screening, such as pelvic exam, Pap smear and blood testing, to monitor the progress of the inflammation?

Is there a real concern that you are at risk for cervical cancer?

Communicating your concerns and questions to your physician empowers you with knowledge. Knowledge will help you constructively deal with your fears.


January 20, 2012 - 5:38pm
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