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I am having trouble figuring out what exactly my results from a recent test mean. Here is my background:
I had the Gardasil vaccine when I was still a virgin 8 years ago. I became sexually active about a year after that.
Fast forward to this year and I had my first ever abnormal pap - ASCUS.
My doctor told me I also tested positive for HPV.
I returned for a colposcopy. Results showed only inflammation, no lesions.
6 months later I had another pap. It showed ASCUS again, but this time my HPV test was negative.
What I'm struggling to understand:
Why did I test positive for hpv after being vaccinated as a virgin? I thought the test only checks for high risk strains- ie the ones covered by the vaccine.
Why does my test now say hpv negative only six months later, yet I still have ASCUS?
I'd appreciate any clarification! My doctor only told me my recent results were equivalent to a normal pap so I needn't be worried. So I'm not worried, just confused!!
Then you clear from HPV as it passed over 6 months. And yet you still have ASC-US maybe from inflammation. No need to worry now. Do check again what caused your inflammation. It can be treated if it is because of bacteria or yeast. Regarding Gardasil, I have no idea. I done my vaccine whn I was 35 years old at 2009. Usually my pap test result always came in normal. I did pap test yearly regularly. But recently my pap test resul is ASC-US at the same time I have new sex partner (not a boyfriend), and we did sex (first was in june or july this year) sometimes with condom but sometimes
without condom. So I have no idea with this Gardasil. Now I am 39 years old. Very confused and worried. Will meet my doctor again. And will keep posted in here for my result. Wish me luck. :-)
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