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 Post subject: Now what?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:36 pm 

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Hello question?

for when after diagnosed with HVP and they start treament with a frezzing section and then like 4 to 5 months later you have different syntoms of different things, does that mean that your HPV strand is advancing to a different level of low- risk to high risk? :( And how worried should I be?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:47 pm 
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Hello and welcome to our forums,

It isn't clear what symptoms you might be having, and we encourage you to talk this over with your healthcare provider.

HPV that causes cervical cell changes doesn't typically cause symptoms you would see or feel. Cell changes associated with HPV do recur in some cases, but by no means all. When they do recur, they show varying degrees of persistence. Some people may experience only one episode, while others may experience several. However, most people's immune systems, with time, seem to gain control over HPV, making recurrences less frequent and usually eliminating them eventually.

Cervical cancer is a rare outcome of HPV infection. Researchers and physicians believe that the majority of cases of cervical cell changes associated with HPV can be treated before the infection has time to progress to cervical cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about half of women with newly diagnosed cervical cancer have never had a Pap smear. And another 10% have not had a Pap smear in the past five years (where the virus has had time to progress to cervical cancer). Because cell division is an ongoing process, cervical cancer does not develop overnight. Keep in mind that most cases of mild cervical cell changes resolve on their own. The most important issue is to continue to have your follow-up visits with your health care provider.

I hope this helps, at least a bit, and please post again if you have other questions.

All the best,
Fredo

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