I’m being told that I have precancerous HPV. How scary is the literal “real life” outcome? Where/when/how do you GET HPV? I’m not really grasping how HPV is more of a viral infection (My type anyways), but you get HPV from having sex (Like an STD), BUT you don’t pass it on to your partner??? That doesn’t make sense, right? Or have I just lost too many “Mom Marbles”? The cancer society page isn’t exactly clear LOL Thanks for the input
You can get HPV from having sex with multiple people. You can get is from having sex with just one person, if they have it. It’s an STD so it is passed from person to person during sex.
You can pass it to your partner, i got mine through a past one. I was lucky enough to just be a carrier and it went away in 2 years
I have hpv, it is a std but there are a million different strains. 16 and 18 can lead to cervical cancer and that’s what I have. Hpv can go away on its own but when it’s present for so long then doctors want to do biopsy’s to make sure it’s not cancer. Keep up with your appointments. I’ve had it since I was 18 and I’m 34 now. I also take mushroom extract
I had high risk hpv during preg. It went away after I gave birth. Never tested positive again. It will leave your body on it’s own unless it turns into cancer.
Hpv is an sti. You can get if from any of your sexual partners you’ve had or you could even have gotten it passing through the birth canal when you were born (such as the case for my daughter, she showed signs at six months old but it cleared up) if your mom had an active case. It can lay dorment for years or never show at all. Usually if it presents any signs it will clear up but there are times it can become worse. I had the pre-cancer cells myself but it cleared up. Just do your check ups like your doctor suggests and you should be ok.
I had HPV when I was like 17 or 18. I don’t have it anymore. It IS curable and can go away. Try not to freak out too much about it. And precancerous cells do NOT mean cancer. It’s a scary word but you can get them removed with a colposcopy
I always heard it goes away
I got cervical and uterain cancer from hpv passed to me by partner. Had a complete hysterectomy and a few other treatments about 8 years ago. Im still alive and kicking.
I had hpv for 4 years now, was told it would go on it’s own but it hasn’t
never said what strain tho, I had a camera check my cervix which was fine, just regular smears needed apparently🤷🏼♀️
You can pass it your partner and they can pass it on apparently, my nurse said to use protection although I was with my ex for years before I was told I had it and there was no relations in between everyone says differant things regarding it
My cervix have been remove.
It is a virus. It is an std. it goes from person to person through sex. your immune system will suppress it. For the pre cancer. You’ll have a biopsy. And depending on the results they will go from there.
I did but was during my last pregnancy then when I got a pap at my Six weeks and one year it all came back negative. But at 29 I have a cyst on one if my ovaries that kinda worries me but didnt seem to worry any of the doctors, but my last pap I had this past september also came back negative for everything so idk
It can be passed on to your partner. The virus can cause 6 different types of cancers in both men & women.
Just keep up with whatever treatments your doctor gives you and do follow up testing.
Its passed on through men, men carry the disease but cannot for some reason be found when doing tests, then it’s just passed on through people who probably dont even usually know they have it.
I had to get a big chunk of my cervix cut out from the precancerous cells. My next pregnancy i had to get my cervix sewn shut and was on bed rest.
But a lot of pregnant women some reason can be diagnosed with it but then it’s just gone.
You can also get HIV from being born if the mother has it…yes you can pass it on and most times it will go away. Keep your appointments and it will be ok
A couple things
- Men are NOT tested for HPV. So you probably got it from your partner, and no they didn’t know they had it.
- There are multiple strains. More than likely you’ll be referred for a exam where they biopsy your cervix. Then from there you’ll have regular exams and be monitored. More than likely you’ll be ok.
I have always been regularly tested and never tested positive for it until I was pregnant. I’ve had one pap done to check for it since giving birth and it was negative for it. My doctor recommended getting tested every 6 months for a while just to keep an eye out for it and told me it is something that is common and not to be alarmed, most people have been exposed to HPV at some point during their lives and it’s very common or that’s what I was told. I’d try not to worry too much (if possible) and just see what happens