Maria

Hello! Today, in my post, I will share my impressions of the HPV (human papillomavirus) Variant Study. It all started at the beginning of the summer of this year. I had a strange nagging pain in my lower abdomen, like before my period. Having suffered with her for a week and not having waited for these days, I went to get an STD Test from my gynaecologist. After filling out all the bureaucratic paperwork, the doctor sat me in the gynaecological chair as usual and examined me for HPV from the inside. The first thing she didn’t like was my cervix. She didn’t like it so much that she immediately pinched off a piece for cytology. She urged me to wait for the test result. The result almost stunned me.

Only one thought was spinning in my head: “What next?” At the appointment, the doctor performed a colposcopy on me and gave me directions for tests to a private laboratory. Among all the others, there was an HPV test.

What is it?

As the doctor explained to me, they prescribe a test for HPV variant 14 when cytology and colposcopy tests are unsatisfactory. This test indicates the presence of certain problems on my cervix.

But despite the results of previous tests, the doctor asked me not to worry and to complete all the STD examinations to understand “where the wind is blowing” and decide on a treatment regimen. She put me on a special register right in the office so that I would stop worrying altogether. (sarcasm)

 Biomaterial Collection?

Before visiting the STD laboratory, I felt very worried and tried to adhere to the recommendations as much as possible. I took everything into account and, with a clear conscience, proceeded to give up. Since they sent me for analysis to the only paid laboratory in our city, “I’m good for my money everywhere.” Therefore, I can complete the study during laboratory working hours without queues and in a cosy environment.

After I paid the administrator for the study, a couple of minutes later, the nurse invited me to the STD treatment room. There, she laid a napkin on the gynaecological chair herself; I undressed from the waist down and prepared for unpleasant sensations. But to my surprise, a couple of minutes later, the girl asked me to get dressed since the collection of biomaterial was completed. Wow! How fast, I thought and quickly pulled on my panties. Still, I can’t bring myself to treat this kind of procedure with a calm heart.

More Results

A day later, I received a notification from the Invitro application about the finished results. And, of course, I opened it right away.

An interpretation also accompanies the results for each variant.

By the way, this is not a diagnosis, and in any case, with these documents, you will have to go to an appointment with your gynaecologist.

Fortunately, nothing was discovered, and my fears diminished slightly. But now I can’t even imagine what else my gynaecologist will send me to to find the cause of my “problems” and prescribe treatment.

 Results

It was the first time in my life that I underwent such an HPV Lab. What can I say? I didn’t delve into what kind of trouble one of the cancer-dangerous variants of this virus could cause in my body if it were found. Although the result could not help but make me happy, thoughts appeared that I had suddenly done something wrong during preparation or the results were incorrect/inaccurate. This bastard was sitting inside me and doing dirty tricks. What I mean is that I recommend doing such studies ONLY ON THE DIRECTION OF A doctor, so that you don’t overthink yourself.

Since I regularly visit the gynaecologist once a year, I make sure that everything is in order, and then I continue to live my life and not think about anything bad. And now I seem to be living my normal life, but the thought that I suddenly crossed that line BEFORE/AFTER does not leave me. At this rate, soon the eye will begin to twitch

In general, dear ladies, undergo regular body examinations and be healthy!

Thanks for reading 🖤

Kristele

Status when planning a desired pregnancy. 💌 Why know, preparation, how it is carried out, price and analysis results

Good day, dear reader! I focused my post today on a significant topic: human papillomavirus test research. My gynaecologist at a private clinic suggested this study as part of pregnancy planning. You might find it surprising that, according to my gynaecologist, HPV typically resides on the outer layers of the skin and mucous membranes, generally posing no threat to humans and remaining harmless. Among the nearly 200 types that can infect the external genitalia, some are low oncogenic risk types like 6 and 11, responsible for genital warts, and others are high oncogenic risk variants, notably types 16 and 18.

Nowadays, gynaecologists routinely perform cytological examinations during any gynaecological check-up. It can detect any abnormalities, signalling the need for an HPV test to determine your status.

Why know your status?

My gynaecologist explained why conducting this study before pregnancy is important. High-risk HPV variants, if detected during scraping, require checking the cytological smear result. A healthy cervix and undamaged cells in cytology indicate current health despite STD carrier status. With these results, you can safely become pregnant and deliver a healthy child. Conversely, abnormal cytology may indicate potential issues requiring further investigation or treatment. Regular screenings ensure timely detection and management of any abnormalities, promoting maternal and fetal health.

If low oncogenic risk HPV, known as genital warts of the vulva, is detected, doctors will suggest removing them before planning a pregnancy. This precaution is necessary because the child may come into contact with these warts during childbirth, potentially leading to transmission to the child’s face, body, or even laryngeal papillomatosis.

This is why you need to know your STD status for the desired pregnancy.

My results

My typing of papillomas is negative. Of those presented in the analysis results, low-oncogenic-risk HPVs include 6 and 11, and high-oncogenic-risk variants include 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 52, 58, and 59.

Conclusion

Thus, the diagnosis of the HPV virus is a wake-up call in choosing the patient’s behaviour tactics: calm down and move on with life or move on to further diagnosis and treatment.

Be healthy, and thank you for your attention to my post!