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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   few
User :   hi
User :   I have a question about a pap smear
Doctor :   helo
User :   my results came back to my doctor and it said I had "LSIL with hpv present"
User :   the smear was taken 4 months ago
User :   I have no symptoms of hpv
User :   no warts etc
User :   I have been feeling fine
User :   and any other genital swabs came back fine
User :   as I got tested for everything after finding out my boyfriend was cheating
User :   and get regularly checked anyways
User :   the smear didnt specift what strain it is
User :   it just stated that it is "present"
User :   if I havent had any symptoms in the 4 months that I have had it
User :   am I likely to develop some soon?
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   and can this go away
User :   I am 25
User :   I'm so worried about this
User :   especially considering I have always looked after my sexual health
User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. is a condition that can predispose you to more serious condition
User :   my own doctor told me not to worry about it too much that it is quite common
Doctor :   yes its a low grade but you would need regular checkups
User :   yeah I am going to get that
User :   but if I have no signs so far
User :   of hpv
User :   no warts
Doctor :   thats good
User :   and as far as I know I only have this 4 months
User :   maybe longer
User :   my doctor said that means the virus is inactive?
Doctor :   yes thats correct
Doctor :   but whats MOST CRUCIAL for you is that you should get regular checkups
User :   so is it correct that I wont get warts
User :   yes dont worry I am in Ireland and normal smears is every 3 years but mine is in april
User :   every six months for abnormal
Doctor :   yes thats correct
Doctor :   well the chances are extremely rare
User :   that I would develop warts?
User :   is this site a con? Because it's taking forever for you to reply
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   usually nothing will happen
User :   but since finding out things feel a bit funny but things look the same is this just psychosamatic?
Doctor :   yes but you should learn to be careful
Doctor :   and always use protection
User :   excuse me
User :   I did
User :   HPV can be passed with protection
User :   I get myself tested 3 times a year regardless
User :   I just happened to have an asshole boyfriend who was putting his trunk into someone elses junk
User :   and this happened
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
User :   I need to know about HPV
Doctor :   t was long thought that condoms did not provide protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), however findings from a recent study prove that condoms do provide substantial protection against HPV.
Doctor :   thats why i said so
Doctor :   i didnt mean to offend you
User :   well I guess I was unlucky
User :   is it psychosamatic the way I think things feel strange
User :   I only found out monday but its present 4 months and things felt fine until I found out
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   LSILs are not cancerous or precancerous
User :   I know that..
User :   but you're not answering my question
User :   lauraleeconboy: is it psychosamatic the way I think things feel strange lauraleeconboy: I only found out monday but its present 4 months and things felt fine until I found out
Doctor :   yes it is psychosamatic
User :   ok
User :   and it is very rare for me to develop warts at this stage?
Doctor :   yes
User :   is it possible that the hpv will stop appearing on my smears
Doctor :   very very rare
User :   do a lot of people have this and not even realise?
Doctor :   yes thats correct
User :   im sorry im not sure what question you are referring to
User :   ?
Doctor :   you dont need any treatment
User :   it may go away on its own
User :   its not permanent
Doctor :   yes it will subside
Doctor :   its not permanent
User :   and its extremely common?
Doctor :   very common
User :   ok
Doctor :   and nothing to worry about
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