About 1 1/2 years ago, I had my first abnormal pap smear, and they brought me in for a biopsy because when they sent my pap off to see if it was abnormal for HPV, it was positive.
Now, I am 38 years old...when I was 19 years old, to my horror, I had 2 genital warts removed that I didn't even know was there. It took 3 visits to remove them, and since then, not a single pap, nothing has come back as anything.
Now, here is the kicker...
The gyno that removed my warts NEVER told me that it was HPV...he told me they may come back, they may not, but if I ever had a baby, and they didn't come back, they probably never will, because pregnancy affects them.
Well, when I had a baby 3 years ago, I was tested for every (I thought) STD...and all were negative...I never gave it another thought until I had an abnormal pap, and then I was shocked because I was like, "I haven't had sex with anyone since my daughter has been born, so how can this be?"
That was when I realized the HPV was new...and it wasn't until a year later that I even knew HPV was linked to cervical cancer...and my doctor (who is considered one of the best in the city), never told me this. They had a nurse to call me, tell me about the HPV, like she was confirming a hair appointment or something.
Well, I would eventually like to have another baby (I am a single mother by choice) and because I am going back for a second degree, I have about 2 more years before I think I am ready..I am not concerned about my personal fertility as I have a long family history with late-in-life-births...however, I was about to see about taking the HPV vaccine until I read that it could possibly have a fertility impact, and that has me pretty freaked out.
I don't even know which type of HPV I have...because they didn't tell me when I called.
I'm just not sure what to do next.