Facebook Pixel

Second irregular pap. Does this mean that at only 25 I have more of a chance of continually getting this?

By April 29, 2012 - 11:50pm
Rate This

First time I had an irregular pap I was 19 they discovered it after an internal examination from an Endometriosis scar removal operation I had 3 month prior to the discovery, they removed the growth and took a sample that came back as low grade sin 1.
I have had paps every 6 months for a year now every 12 months religiously after my scare at 19 as my doctor made it sound like I had contracted it and I was dirty for not knowing what it was. I became very scared about getting a sin 1 again until my new specialist explained it in more detail.

Now that I understand it is and can be i would like to know what would be best.

I have just been given another irregular pap and they said to wait 12 months but because I have had it once which they are aware of(and I know that your body can get rid of it its self) I would like to know if because I had it so young am I best to request a biopsy now or wait 6 months?
I think know my partner are going to start trying for baby at the end or the year make this all a bit close to home again.

Add a Comment1 Comments

Hi Dale,

You can wait the 6 months or you can do the biopsy-- that is your choice. However, if it is the same irregularity as it was the same time, then this is why your doctor is not panicking. The choice of what to do is entirely yours. 

Keep us posted and good luck!


April 30, 2012 - 8:23am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Cervical Cancer

Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Cervical Cancer Guide


Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!