HPV is a common virus which most people clear naturally within 2 years. As you do not have any cell changes, we do not need to send you to colposcopy now.
We will continue to monitor you and will refer you to colposcopy if you are still HPV positive after 24 months.
HPV is a common virus which most people clear naturally. However some individuals can take a little longer to clear the virus, these individuals can sometimes develop cell changes.
As your test shows that you are HPV positive, it is important that we monitor you more frequently to make sure that the HPV clears.
Your test has shown some minor changes in your cells which require further investigation in a Colposcopy clinic.
Finding out you have cell changes can be worrying, It is important to note that cell changes are not cervical cancer. Having cell changes also does not mean you will develop cervical cancer as the majority of cell changes will get better by themselves or with treatment.
No, your test has shown some minor cell changes cell changes but this does not mean you have cervical cancer.
Having cell changes also does not mean you will develop cervical cancer, as the majority of cell changes will get better by themselves or with treatment.
Your test has shown some minor cell changes which are very unlikely to be cancer but do need investigating at a colposcopy clinic. Colposcopy is an examination to take a closer look at your cervix (neck of the womb). The colposcopist will look for any changes to the cervix.
You will be examined by a Nurse or Doctor called a Colposcopist. They use a colposcope, which looks like a pair of binoculars on a stand, to look for cell changes. Having a colposcopy is a lot like having a cervical screening test. If the Colposcopist sees any cell changes they may take a biopsy (small pinch of skin). Sometimes you will be offered treatment at your first visit.
For more information please visit our Colposcopy and Treatment page.