A 35-year-old female asked:
can hpv 16 go away on its own? had leep for severe dysplasia. recent pap showed borderline changes and hpv 16 again. (pap was 2 mnths ago, leep year
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
No, it can't.: Unfortunately, once you get hpv type 16 or other, it can't get out of your system. That's why pap smears are done every year on women who are sexually active or have reached 18 years of age. It's also why vaccination has been developed. So it's a good idea to keep getting your paps and biopsies if needed.
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Last updated May 22, 2016
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