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Posted: 3/22/2004

misdiagnosed

I just want to post this because i think it is important for people to know that not all doctors know enough about HPV to properly diagnose it. My doctor told me i had HPV and it had a huge impact on me. I later went to an HPV specialist who told me that what i had was normal tissue. NOT HPV. Sometimes HPV shows up like long almost finger like clusters. This is what i had, but many women have this around their vulva and it is totally natural. Before you seek any treatment, please go to a specialist. The guy i went to said he sees so many women who are told they have HPV when all they have is normal bumps (they don't look very normal) but they are perfectly healthy and even common in many women. please go get checked out. And talk to the doctors that misdiagnosed you. It will help them from misdiagnosing others. all the best

Comments:

3/22/2004 10:46:58 PM - Also Misdiagnosed
I also went to my doctor and he
diagnosed me with HPV and I went back
for a second pap and everything turned
out normal. I knew I couldn't of had
anything if I havent been with anyone
since the pap I had the year before and
was fine so there was no way. So if u
get diagnosed with HPV have them double
check on it cause there is a chance
that it may just be something minor or
its normal.

3/25/2004 4:09:03 PM - not necessarily
HPV can be in your system for months
or years without ever showing any
sypmtoms. The person you contract it
from may never have had and never will
have any symptoms. I am happy for you
that it was just a misdiagnosis, but
just because you have had a normal pap
and not been with anyone does not
guarantee that your next pap will be
normal.

3/27/2004 11:32:56 PM -
if you were misdiagnosed and it was
normal tissue, how did you treat that?
did you even get it treated?

5/8/2004 2:34:49 AM - young one
i am only 15 & i have had so called
genital warts since i was 8 but i have
never had sexual contact.when i went to
the Dr he acted like it was nothing. so
i really hope to god that is my case..
i really dont want to be contagious for
the rest of my life.. for a while i
would cry every night thinking that i
would never get to have a husband or
kids. but this gives me hope in my
future!

5/18/2004 1:00:26 AM - depressed
i recently was told that i had genital
warts. i was not cultured or tested by
my doctor, so i want to go and get
tested by someone else. my supposed
wart went away 6 days later and it was
very small. can someone who has been
tested and know they have this virus
tell me if that is normal?


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