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by Jenna on Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:00 AM
Hi! I am new to this, but I have alot of questions!! I saw my OB/GYN last Aug.2006 for a routine appt.(so she could refill my birth control presciption). She called me a couple days later and wanted me to do a repeat pap, because the results were abnormal. No big deal, I thought, and I made an appointment for Oct. 10, 2006. I didn't really worry about it because I had an abnormal pap in 2003, 10 months after the birth of my daughter. My OB/GYN did a repeat 6 months later and also tested for HPV-both results were normal. I had another pap in 2005, which was also normal. Anyways, at my appointment in October, she performed a colposcopy and then a cervical biopsy in two places on my cervix. One of the biopsies came out fine; the other one she diagnosed as mild cervical dysplasia. She then informed me not to worry; sometimes it resolves itself, but she did ask to see me in six months to repeat the procedure. The doctor's office called last week (Feb. 23) and set my appointment up for April 30, 2007. We have just briefly touched on the topics of LEEP and cone biopsy, waiting to see what the results have to say, but I am getting nervous! Please provide me with some insight!! Thank you, Jenna
by Jules88 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:00 AM
by Dannylynn67 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:00 AM
I just wanted to reply and let you know that this is not something to get to uspset over. I had an abnormal pap about 3 1/2 yrs ago. I freaked out beacuse my dad was in the hospital at the time with leukemia. And things were already going bad enough. Anyhow, they said it was mild dysplasia, and when they biospied it they said it was severe. So I had the LEEP procedure done. After that I went back every 3 months for a year and then every 6 months for 2 yrs. All have been normal since. The LEEP is not a bad procedure. They give you a shot to numb the cervix which is slightly uncomfortable and then in minutes the whole thing is over. I flat out asked my Dr. what would happen if it came back and he told me worse case scenerio was I would have to have a hysterectomy, but they leave the overies so you don't have to worry about hormone loss. In the long run the LEEP is very effective and a safe way to go. You really don't have anything to worry about. If you have any more questions or fears I can try to help you out. And I hope this helped too.
by Best_Friend on Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:00 AM
Hello let me start by saying that I am almost 40 yrs old and went through everything you and the other girls have stated. I had abnormal pap, Coposcopy, Biopsy, Leep procedure with average 1 day bleeding next day very slight discomfort. My dysplasia was one of the highest classes. The nurse called me on the phone and told me I had cancer only to discover it was dysplasis (big difference) I went through all the procedures above and had normal paps for quite some time. When I was 27 I had some complications with the delivery of my daughter due to scar tissue from the leep procedure (tearing) and my daughter being large did not help causing me to have prolaps cervic. I ended up having a hysterectomy at 28 they left my overies. I was upset at first but a new ob/gyn I started to see explained to me that many women go through this total experience and that I will probably end up having my ovaries removed as well later on and that everything is related to the precancer leasions. She indicated to me to be sure to get checked regularly and that if you have any discomfort or pain that is not normal or any bleeding of any type to see an ob/gyn immediately for precautions. I highly recommend this as it is how my friend discovered her cancer. In everything there is always some bright side...... NO MORE PERIODS... How wonderful and free feeling. My best wishes to you and remember early detection is always a great thing nothing to be sad and worry about always smile and find the bright side to each day!
by Jenna on Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:00 AM
by amandahawaii on Thu May 08, 2008 12:00 AM
I had moderate to severe cervial dysplasia in December 2007 in January 2008 I had a cone biopsy. I should also mention that I am only23. It is now May of 2008 and I had another abnormal pap indicating that I have moderate dysplasia. I am really nervous about having another cone biopsy or a LEEP because I think it will effect my chances of concieving children. Can you have children when you have moderate dysplasia before going through another procedure?
Is there a decrease in the chances of conceiving children and giving birth with multiple cervical procedures?
Can anyone reccommend a specialist on the East Coast?
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