Since I was 19 I’ve had an annual PAP smear done. Never, until this year, has it been abnormal. I went in January of 2011 and then held off because since then I have had an IUD put in, Gardasil, and lost my health insurance. Once I had saved up enough to get my pap test this year it was May. About a week later my doctor called to make an appointment to discuss results. I made another appointment and went in and needed a colposcopy. Another week later she called again. And then I knew then something wasn’t right, I’ve never had a doctor call me about results.
Then a week later my doctor called me to have me come in that day and I couldn’t wait 4 more days to discuss it. She told me that I had high risk HPV and she suggested a cone biopsy or LEEP procedure. I then went to see the specialist who said I had some stage 3 dysplasia. Then last week I had the LEEP procedure done since I didn’t want to risk cancer by waiting. I am glad to have it over with, but I’m left confused and with some questions.
I am under the assumption that by now my husband has it as well and that there is no tests to affirm or deny this. Is it possible to get re-infected after being cleared of HPV? How common is miscarriage after this kind of procedure? How can I approach sex in a positive way without worrying about the HPV the whole time?