Nov 14, 2004 - 11:57 pm
15 years ago, at age 18 I was diagnosed with severe dysplasia and had a cone biopsy. A few months later I broke out in external warts and had them removed with TCA. The pap smears have been normal until last month. The external warts have recurred every few years. I have 8 out of the 9 high risk HPV strains. The fact that the warts keep coming back tell me that my body can't seem to fight off this HPV. I was just referred to an oncologist because of the results of my recent cervical biopsy and I am very frightened - about everything. I am even worrying I'll get vulvar cancer etc. I am worried that all the bad strains I have, plus that fact that I am having a recurrence will make my prognosis worse, or that I'll be fighting this for the rest of my life. If you have any info, or experiences similar to mine, please write. I'm really an emotional wreck right now. Thanks.