last year aug. i was misdiagnosed with HSV1&2. I am now very skeptical of any test a doctor gives me without conclusive evidence and im trying to educate myself as best as i can. September 08 i also got a pap done (my first ever) and it came back with "abnormal" - LSIL is present (encompassing HPV changes and mild dsyplasia/CIN). at the time i was applying for insurance and got denied due to this abnormal papsmear. i was so perplexed about the HSV diagnosis i didnt do much research on HPV. come to find out that all the irritation was from a severe latex condom allergy. i have only had 1 sexual partner.
February 09 i decided to do a colposcopy and biospy to clarify my abnormal pap. the gyno did the vinegar test and everything came up normal and appeared normal. i told her to go ahead and do the biospy to make sure and the biospy came back normal. is it possible that i could of had an abnormal papsmear due to inflammation or a reaction to the latex condom? also does this mean that i have HPV? I am very CONFUSED. i thought the colposcopy would confirm the presence or absence of the virus. i feel like my doc really misguided me about the diagnosis and what a coloposcopy would determine. because when i asked them for a letter to give to my insurance company about the colposcopy they said they cant give it to me because it doesnt mean i dont have hpv. what test do i need to take to confirm what strain of HPV i have if i have it? i am moving fwd with my life and dating now.. i dont want to be dishonest with anyone.. if i have hpv should i not engage in oral sex? what should i be aware about handling this situation? Any advice would be appreciated!
When I had my abnormal pap..my doctor requested that the cells be tested for the presence of HPV because I am over 40. It came back as positive for high risk HPV (but did not specify which strain). I had a calpo done in April in which the doctor removed cells from 11 and 1 on my cervix. That came back with benign tissue. She simply recommended that I get tested again in August and that if I came back abnormal again, she would look higher into my endo-cervical area.