HPV moms!!! help. i just went for a pap and the doc said I had the HPV virus but my pap was okay. it is not the type that causes genital warts. It is the kind that leads to cervical...
cancer. I went for a pap a year ago and the cells were funny, and he said this would explain why, but my pap was 100% okay. he said to come back in 6 months and test. i then asked him what to do about the HPV and he said the virus will go away on its own. does it??? i am so upset and freaking out.
^^^ It's really irritating that they don't beat patients over the head with this info & even send them home with something written to this effect. People come here all the time asking...(more)9-15-2008 11:15am
this, understandably because they're upset, but clearly the docs aren't doing their job.
np: I wonder if it's intentional that they don't stress the point that most cases resolve... if that were most patient's take-away, many more would blow off their follow-up visit....(more)9-15-2008 11:18am
On a publ;ic-health level AND a personal health level, it might be better to keep patients alarmed so they are more likely to return after 6mo.