Expert Q & A Answers About abnormal Pap
Are there different types of HPV? If I have the kind that causes cervical cancer...will I also get genital warts?
Are all human papillomavirus (HPV) strains the same? I had an abnormal Pap smear and my doctor says I have HPV which can lead to cervical cancer if left untreated. Does that mean I could also get genital warts?
Today I went to my gynecologist for a colposcopy and biopsy. She said I most likely have HPV...the kind that causes cancer. I feel devastated, dirty and ashamed. I’ve never been promiscuous. I’ve only had three sexual partners and two of them were husbands. With my other partner, we used condoms and that was over nine years ago in my early teens. Now I’m a married Mennonite woman with three children and I’m afraid to have sex with my husband because I’m afraid he’ll get HPV. Neither of us have any visible signs of warts. Should he get tested? How could this hurt him if he has it?