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Just found out i have hpv....... Just found out i have hpv.......

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Unread 01-25-2003, 10:15 PM
Just found out I have hpv....

I had a partial Hysterectomy years ago and just went in for pap in August and found cysts on my ovaries had them removed but turned out fine. When I went in for checkup after surgery found out that my pap came back HVP. I will be going back in the hospital for treatment for HVP. Very upset about this since I have been married 26 years and figure with everything removed no problems. Just was such a shocker! Never heard of HPV until now! Let me know what your doctor said and what treatment they suggested.
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Unread 01-26-2003, 11:25 AM
Just found out i have hpv.......

s to you

I am not familiar with the treatment of HPV. Many ladies on this site are and will be along shortly.
I do know it is extremely common. I attended a gyn cancer conference and one of the presenting docs said that as much as 80% of the population has HPV.

Unread 01-26-2003, 01:09 PM
Just found out i have hpv.......

Hi vk47

I was treated for HPV several years ago. My pap came back "atypical with HPV". I then had cervical biopsy done which
came back as "mild to moderate dysplasia". (Dysplasia are precancerous cells). This was about 15 years ago and back then cyrosurgery was the common method of treatment. Cryo--was a quick 10 minute procedure in the doctors office that freezes the cervix, and thereby causes the diseased tissue to slough off over the next few weeks, leaving healthy tissue. I never had another abnormal pap after that treatment. When I had my hysterectomy last May, however, (for multiple fibroids and adenomyosis) I had cervix removed because of this past history.

Treatment of choice these days would most likely be cervical conization or LEEP procedure, where they numb your cervix and then slice off the infected part of the cervix; or removal of the cervix----(depending on diagnosis and medical history).

Also, here is a link about HPV


Hope some of this helps!
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Unread 01-26-2003, 03:16 PM
Just found out i have hpv.......

Well, I'm a bit confused by the HPV thing myself. I was dx'd with dysplasia 12 years ago and it was taken care of with a Cone Biopsy. When I had another abnormal pap 2 yrs ago we did the Cone. My next pap was abnormal so I had the hyst.

I don't know about treatments for HPV. I'm wondering it your dr used that term instead of dysplasia. I'm looking forward to reading other responses that may clear this up for me also!
Unread 01-27-2003, 12:51 AM
Just found out i have hpv.......

Hi to all of you sweet ladies

Just thought I'd jump in here and try to explain what I can about HPV.

99.7% of all cervical dysplasia is caused from the human papilloma virus as are all types of warts including genital warts. The thing is is that there are something like 100 different strains of HPV, and only two are known to cause abnormal cervical cell changes.

VK, what your GYN meant, more than likely, is that you had cervical dysplasia, or he could have meant genital or cervical warts. There is no treatment for HPV, but there are treatments for dysplasia and warts. If you have dyspasia, then cryo, LEEP, cone, or laser will be the treatments of choice, unless it's mild dysplasia and then they usually just "wait and watch" through a couple more paps. If you have genital warts then they can be frozen off with cryosurgery or burned off with a laser.

Like I said, there is NO KNOWN treatment for HPV, but there are treatments for what it brings to the table...namely warts and dysplasia. Don't get me wrong...you can have dysplasia with NO warts..I do. You can also have HPV with no problems....80% of the adult population does.

Also remember that once you have contracted HPV, you have it for life. It is a virus and LEEP or cone or cryo will not rid your body of the virus, but it will get rid of the abnormal cells the virus causes. This does not mean they will not return, however, so keep up on your paps and try to get your immune system has healthy as possible.

I sure hope this helps you...if you have any more questions, please post them here...and we will try to help you answer them.

LEEP 12/30/02

Please do not take what I post as medical advice, it is only my opinion, or what I have learned through my personal experiences or research. Consult your physician for any medical advice you may need.
Unread 01-27-2003, 07:09 PM
Just found out i have hpv.......


So, do you still have your cervix then or was the HPV found on your vaginal wall?

It's pretty standard practice now that if a PAP comes back with ASCUS (atypical cells of undetermined significance), the sample is tested for HPV. Sometimes they don't bother with that step, though, since it is pretty widely accepted that if you have dysplasia, you have HPV.

Dysplasia is pretty typically treated with cone, cryo, LEEP or Laser. If it's on the vaginal wall, laser is a frequent treatment of choice. In my case, they simply removed part of my vaginal wall.

The best thing to do for yourself is to improve your immune system so that your body can try to minimize the effects of the HPV. HPV is a virus that can lie dormant for a LONG time. A strong immune system helps keep it at bay. Eat well, get plenty of sleep, take vitamin supplements (per your doctor's advice), exercise moderately, pray and/or meditate. Keep your stress to a minimum--stress eats away at your immune function.

Good luck with your procedure (whatever it is)! Let us know how you are getting along!


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