A 20-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

im 20, and i recently found out i have hpv, although i’m being sent to the obgyn for a colposcopy, i don’t know if i should be scared or something. i did experience light bleeding although i wasn’t on my period. i don’t know to feel.

1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: Studies done before the vaccine showed as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior HPV infection. Primary infection usually clears in months to 3 yrs.Most will go through life with no further complications.A few will develop cervical cancer years or decades later. You will need to follow your docs Pap smear & other recommendations. It does not mean you have a fatal disease.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot assess: The odds of this being malignancy are probably quite low, but odds do not make any difference. It either is or is not and that is why the tests are be ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal bleeding: Could be many different things. Stress, cervicitis, thyroid disease, pco, endometrioma, depending on your weight endometrial herplasia cervical polyp ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cervix trauma: One technique is to have your partner only penetrate your vagina half way to avoid trauma to the cervix. You and your partner can still have enough st ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal bleeding: The vaccine has nothing to do with your bleeding. However, bleeding between periods sometimes indicates infection (such as an STD), and any new, abnor ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month