I found out i had hpv when i was 15 and went to my first pap smear that came back positive for pre-cancerous cells after a culture was taken. Since then I've had problems with chronic vaginal discharge, enough so that every day i have a wear a panty liner. For the past four years I've been on the depo-provera shot and just recently got off of it and had my first period. During the four years I would occasionally have brown discharge that i believed was old blood, and ever since my first period I've have more of the brown discharge, more acute than the normal amount I'm used to. It's causing my sex life to decrease because i dont want to have sex with this brown discharge occuring and I'm afraid it might be my hpv coming up again. Any advice?
I'm sorry to tell you this Elizabeth, but your HPV never actually went away. It may have regressed, but it will always be there. Have you been keeping up on your pap smears? If so, you should be fine in that area.
Sounds to me like an issue with your hormones and coming off the depo.
Sorry, I phrased the hpv coming back wrong. I know it never goes away, I was just saying i was worried the pre-cancerous cells might be back or something. I've had pap smears every 6 months for the past 4 years so I'm definately keeping tabs on it. Hopefully it is just my hormones and everything will settle down in a month or two. Thanks a bunch!
That is good that you have stoped taking depo provera. That's one drug I wouldn't dare to try because of the threath to your bone health. Certainly the discharge all it seems to be coming off from the depo and not hpv. Hpv is not going to cause you that by any means.
comes back negative and now that I understand if you have HPV with the high risk types, you are going to have it. Thanks Nightangel for explaining to me how it gets integrated into your DNA. I had thought maybe if your body could overcome it, then it would gone. Not so.
Does that mean that if I ever had another relationship, the only way I could prevent exposing the other person would be to use protection? I think I already know the answer but sometimes, need to be told again.