‘s has revealed she was diagnosed with a positive result when she went for her smear test – meaning doctors have had to retest this year in case it is a precursor for cervical cancer.
Amy, 29, – who has been dating beau Sam Rason for a year – told fans in a Q&A about her diagnosis as she discussed the importance of getting a screening and the fact that five minutes spent having one can save your life.
She said: ‘I did my research and found that 80 per cent of men and women in their lifetimes will get HPV.It’s virus. It’s quite normal apparently.
Candid: Amy Hart was diagnosed with a positive HPV result when she went for her smear test – meaning doctors have had to retest this year in case it is a precursor for cervical cancer
‘I had a smear last year.It came back with HPV. They said come back in a year so I went back today. She said the results will be in two weeks. Of HPV is there they’ll look at my cells and do a biopsy on the cells so that’s where I am at the moment.’
Asked how her boyfriend Sam had taken her HPV diagnosis, Amy said: ‘I literally cough and I tell Sam so we had just met so obviously I did tell him.
‘Like I say I tell Sam everything so then it’s easier for him to be supportive. I mean not many boys have girlfriends who talk about their innards in national tv so he’s pretty desensitised now.’
During a cervical screening appointment, a small sample of cells are taken from your cervix.
Honest: Amy, 29, – who has been dating beau Sam Rason for a year (pictured together) – told fans in a Q&A about her diagnosis as she discussed the importance of getting a screening
The sample is checked for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervix.These are called ‘high risk’ types of HPV.
If these types of HPV are not found, you do not need any further tests.
If these types of HPV are found, the sample is then checked for any changes in the cells of your cervix.These can then be treated before they get a chance to turn into cervical cancer.
It comes after last week Amy openly documented undergoing three rounds of eggs freezing – two of which were successful and have resulted in 12 eggs being frozen.
Relationship: Asked how her boyfriend Sam had taken her HPV diagnosis, Amy said: ‘I literally cough and I tell Sam so we had just met so obviously I did tell him’
And on last Wednesday’s instalment of , the reality star explained that she had her eggs frozen aged 27 after discovering she had a low ovarian reserve, v88toto and revealed she would donate them, if she ‘can’t use them.’
The former reality star spoke to hosts and Ed Balls, where she told them how early menopause runs in her family, and she didn’t want her family history or being single to ‘ever stop her having kids’.
Amy explained that when she went to see a fertility doctor, and was told: ‘We’re not going to freeze your eggs if we don’t need to’ because of her age – but they ended up doing so as she had low ovarian reserve.
Helpful: HPV is a common virus and most people will get it at some point, something with Amy reinforced during her social media Q&A
Asked by Ed if she was planning to have ten kids as per a previous interview, Amy laughed and said: ‘My boyfriend says no.And the professor also said no.’
Touching on the fact that successful egg freezing doesn’t guarantee a successful pregnancy later on, Amy mused: ‘With the chance thing – everything in life is chance – what certainties are there in life?I take chances every day, and they might work out and they might not.
‘I’ve known I’ve wanted to be a mum since I was a child. And I was in a position to do it [egg freezing], so I was like: ‘If it’s gonna help me… And if I can’t use them, then I’ll donate them!’