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pre cancer

Ihad to go back to my doctor today bc of an abnormal pap.  Well I found out I have a mild case of pre cancer.  Cancer runs in my family a lot.  I'm just wondering how I could have gotten this my doctor told me that it was sexually transmitted.  But I have been with only my husband.  I had a pap after my son was born and it was normal.  That was a year ago now.  Does that mean my husband would have had to of slept with someone else for me to get it?  And has anyone ever had this before does it go away on it's on? It's it anything serious?  I'm pretty worried about it my doctor wouldn't tell me much he seemed in a hurry.  Please help.  
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HPV is a common cause of cervical cancer in women. In cancer causing strains in men there are no symptoms but they are just carriers. The disease can lay dormant for years at a time that's why you get tested with every pregnancy. It does not mean that your husband was with someone else.
7455663 tn?1394978606
I had abnormal pap when I was 19 . I had to have the cells on my cervix removed after a biopsy that was positive.  It is uncomfortable but it hasn't had any serious impact so far.
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Hpv does not go away & yes this could mean that someone passed it to you like your husband  , & you should google it and learn more.
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Do you have hpv or just pre cancer cells? They don't mean the same thing. Hpv is a risk factor for developing them, it doesn't mean you have hpv if you have pre cancer. Saying "you got it sexually" doesn't make sense to me. You can simply have pre cancer cells regardless.
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