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Hi I had CIN 3 removed from my cervix 7years ago and have

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I had CIN 3 removed from my cervix 7years ago and have since had annual smears which have been clear. I have also had a negative HPV test 3 years ago. I begin to get anxious as my yearly smear approaches as I am very concerned that they will find abnormalities again. I am very concerned this year as I have had a very stressful time and I am concerned that this could trigger the HPV virus. Is this likely as I have had a negative hpv test- Does this mean the virus was dormant or that the body has cleared it?

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. David :

7 years is a great interval to be clear.

Dr. David :

I don't let your anxiety get out of control.

Dr. David :

have you had new sexual partners?

Dr. David :

if not, I would not be worried about new HPV.

Dr. David :

HPV can be cleared by your body.

Dr. David :

90% of people with normal immune systems can clear HPV our of their body in 2 years.

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so HPV does not stay forever.

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