A 36-year-old female asked:
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i'm 36 had two abnormal paps six months apart. second pap told me i have high risk hpv. will this go away? is it contagious?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
No/Yes it can be,,,: This doesn't go away, and can spread if not treated. Your next step should be colposcopy and likely a cone biopsy to remove this. As it is a virus it can be contageous. If you have a high risk hpv, like types 16 and 18, it would be wise to be diligent about getting your pap smear screen every year. Best of luck.
Answered on Apr 11, 2015

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