My girlfriend, age 23, has had this issue before and has had then scraped-off/removed. Now she has another questionable "spot" detected by her recent pap smear and she was suggested to go back to her OB/GYN for a closer look. I asked her when is she going to go, and she said it's not one of her priorities right now and she really doesn't feel like facing it. She's a really smart girl and she knows that waiting longer could be more harmful. And I asked her if she has HPV and she answered "ummmmm...no" as if that weren't the issue. My question is this: Actually how common are these alerts among young women? I'm looking for answers from the female OT body here. This really makes me worry.