Genital HPV types cause abnormal cell changes. The over growth of cell changes can persist and progress to cause cervical, vulva, anal and vaginal cancers. HPV is a necessary cause of all cervical cancer other risk factors can cause the virus to progress. High risk HPV types are found in virtually all cervical cancers. Vulva and vaginal cancer can be due to other causes but HPV can persist and progress and cause some of these cancers. .
Due to no cervix your Pap test is now taken of the vaginal vault. Our Pap tests are necessary after a hysterectomy due to severe cell changes of the cervix. In rare causes cervical cancer can re-occur. Cancer cells can metalize to other areas.
Cervical, vulva and vaginal cancer due to HPV are not hereditary cancers. Things in our medical history can cause us not to fight the virus as most do.
Squamous cell changes that the virus usually cases are usually slow growing. How the virus reacts is up to each individual immune system.
Vaginal intra-epithelial neoplasia (VAIN). VAIN is grades as CIN VAIN 1, 2,3
VAIN is more common in women following a hysterectomy for cervical cancer or severe pre-cancerous changes (CIN).
VAIN doesn’t usually have any symptoms
Vulva cancer can be due to a progression of the virus of the vulva.
I am not sure if what you are experiencing is due to a progressive persistent HPV infection. Some of what you are explaining could be due to other factors…but you do need to see a gynecologist and tell him about your symptoms and have a pelvic along with an Vaginal Vault test (Pap of the vaginal canal). I think you body is telling you to get some answers.
I was diagnosed with VaIN one year post total hysterectomy I have had two LEEP and one excisions of the external vulva CIS, both vaginal cuff/vault and vulva cell changes were due to HPV.
Vaginal cancers is more rare than cervical cancer. Vulva cancer has been on the rise for the last few years.