A 20-year-old member asked:
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.
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Dr. James Ferguson answered
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
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