Mild Dysplasia

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RE: Mild Dysplasia

by reneem27 on Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi, I was diagnosed with Mild Dysplasia just this month. I hadn't had a PAP in 4 years when I got my recent one, they told me that my results would be in, in a week but 3 weeks later after 3 no return calls they finally called me with the results. I was to come in that same day to talk to my Dr. At first when they told me my PAP had come back abnormal I was ok with it, I had one come back ascus cells so I didn't worry that much. When I got to the Dr's office and was there for about 3 hours I started to get worried. I had a colposocopy done last Friday, I was terrified. I had been told that it hurt, I had about 10 biopsies done as it pretty much covered my cervix, I didn't not feel one ounce of pain. I got my results back today and I do not have cancer but indeed have mild dysplasia, they want me to come in on Wed to discuss other treatment options besides freezing the cells. I don't know what to expect but I'm not going to worry myself sick. What can I do? Other then what the Dr tells me to and I am getting treatment, I already have kids and my tubes tied so if I had to have a hystrectomy I'm ok with that. I am 27 by the way. I just wanted to let everyone know that is dealing with this that there not alone as you can see from the replies. I will keep yall updated if you would like after my appt on Wed

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by reneem27 on Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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I had my Dr appt today, my biopsy came back as severe dysplasia. I go in the week after the 15th to have a cone biopsy done, I am also having a pelvic U/S on the 11th. I will keep you all updated.

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by CynthiaParker on Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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I just had my colposcopy done and was told already that the cells are up higher in the cervix (apparently it's bad to even have these abnormal cells in the cervix to begin with, but especially bad if they're higher), and am totally freaked out, especially after reading your postings.  The procedure wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and usually I experience great pain when getting pap smears.  I am 27, unmarried, single, and have no kids.  I'm finishing up my doctorate degree and feel so stupid because I didn't even know things like this were possible from sexual activity, and feel so helpless.  I generally take good care of myself (haven't eaten meat in over a decade, eat organic, etc.) and this is still happening.  I was never a heavy smoker, but would have a cigarette here and there when drinking, and have since this health scare, totally quit, which I guess this was a good wake-up call as far as smoking is concerned. 

I would like to have children someday, but now I'm too scared to even have sex with anyone for fear of catching any new HPV which could worsen things.  After my procedure today, I was told not to have sex for a week, and I said, "Oh, you don't have to worry about that.  I don't know if I'll ever have sex again, or at least ever enjoy it the same way!"  And, aside from being infected with anything, I wouldn't want to pass anything on to a guy.  That would be horrible to be responsible for that.  I NEVER had any idea that condoms don't protect against things like HPV, which generally causes cervical cancer and these abnormal tests.  I also never knew that even if guys have a totally clean bill of health and we're monogamous, that they can have HPV, since there's no screening for males.  I truly hope advances with this are made for future generations. 

My grandmother had precancerous cells in her cervix at age 40 and had a hysterectomy, and she sadly passed away in April (natural causes).  I wish I had known my results sooner so I could've asked her about things.  I know this is probably not a big deal, but it's so scary, and I'm so happy I found this website and we can all share.  I get my results back in 2 weeks so may post an update.  You (and everyone else on this site) are in my thoughts.  I hope we can all walk out of this happy and healthy, but it's so scary and so inconvenient to have to be so diligent about all this.  Life was so much easier before having to worry about this constantly! 

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by Leslieann on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:00 AM

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I am 21 and about 4 months ago I was diagnosed with abnormal cells and one doctor said it was hpv and another said it wasn't. I went to a specialist and she confirmed my fears... I had hpv with mild dysplsia. I originally was just going to get tested for everything so my new boyfriend would be put at ease. Unfortunetly, I had to tell him. I got a biopsy and they said i was "fine" but had to come back in 4 months. My boyfriend won't have do anything sexually with me because he thinks he'll get hpv. I don't have warts or anything I dont have any signs but I know that I could still pass it on.. What do you suggest I do? What will put his mind at ease so that we can start being intimate with eachother. It's destroying our relationship

-leslie

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by prideteddybear on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:00 AM

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We are in the same boat. I found out that I had it almost a year ago. I found out the same way and did all the same things. I am also afraid of being stuck with it for the rest of my life. I recently lost my first job out of college so now I don't have insurance to keep getting checked out. Lucky for me my fiance just added me to his. It's really scary not knowing the status. Way worse than knowing.

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by stingerette95 on Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:00 AM

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I've never been one to seek support groups, but I feel like this is one of those things that only people with similar experiences can relate. The reason I say so is because "it's very common," "it's only mild," "it will go away on its own." It may be common, but it's not common to me.

When I had a colposcopy, my doctor said he saw white lesions around my cervix...okay, that freaked me out. So I played the wait game until I just found out that it is mild dysplasia. I'm very relieved, but now that the relief has subsided, I'm wondering what that really means in terms of my future. From all the postings I've read, it sounds like a few years of constant doctor visits. What do they do each time? Is it a pap smear, another colposcopy, biopsy's every visit?

Please let me know if you know...it would be so greatly appreciated!!

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by MyGirl1119 on Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am going through much the same thing as you right now.  I'm 19 and I was just told today that I have mild dysplasia and that I am going to have a colposcopy and biopsy done in a few weeks. That seems like such a long time to wait while I'm freaking out! They say that it's very common and not to be worried...yea right! There's no way I can't be worried about this. I was date raped in the middle of last year and that's the only sexual activity that I've ever had besides a previous boyfriend whos first time was with me. Does that mean that the other guy caused this? The guy I'm currently dating is my best friend and we had sex for the first time just a few days ago. I told him immediately but I'm so worried for him should it turn out to be HPV. Would this mean that he has it? Either way, we're definitely going to hold off on the physical aspect of our relationship until I know for sure. Please, any help would be very much appreciated! 

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by worriedmommy on Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 4/13/2007 Scaredaboutcancer wrote:

Hi,

My name is Gina.  I was dianosed with mild cervical dysplasia back in September 06.  I was so scared, but my doctor told me not to worry.  Easy for him to say!  He sent me to a specialist to get the LEEP procedure right away.  I went to see the specialist in Oct., she performed another coloscopy and decided it was so mild that I did not need the LEEP at that time and sent me home.  I decided to do my own research and change some things during the three months I had to wait to see her again.  I stopped smoking, I was not a heavy smoker, but a social/stress smoker since I was 15 years old, I am 29.  I started taking viamins, I take folic acid, vitimin C, vitimin E and I cut way back on red meat.  I went back to see her for a check-up and she did a advanced PAP and an HPV test and sent me home.  For two weeks I stressed out waiting for the results.  Finally, she called me and said my PAP came back clear and I did not have the HPV that causes cervical cancer.  I was shaking so bad I could not even hardly hold the phone.  I thank God everyday, I know this does not mean that I will never get it again, but it did make me do some major thinking about my health and make some positive change in my life!  I am now 7 months pregnant, getting ready for my second bundle of joy!  I will pray for you, that you get the same results as me, don't rush into surgery, try to make some changes and see if it helps you.  Keep me informed about you.

Gina


Hello I am 31 years old mother of three children a nine yr old boy a 6 yr old girl and a new baby girl, While I was preg. with her i had a pap it came back that I had mild dysplasia.. I have not had anymore test as of yet I am set for one Feb.5th 2008 I will go in for a copo i am really scared I need to be around to take care of my children... I got a good husband the second time around, and for once in my life I am happy until i start to worry about this. I beleive that God can heal me too. please pray for me. Christy

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by newbutterfly on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hello all,

I'm new to this board ... I'm pleased to meet everyone and hopefully make new friends.

I've been researching any & everything I can on mild dysplasia and the leep procedure.  I had an abnormal pap smear ... my first in ... oh my goodness ...at least 10 years ... my doctor then ordered a biopsy/colposcopy ... at that time he said he was not worried ... why do doctors use that terminology?  Yeah right!!  Then I was told I don't have HPV but that I do have mild dysplasia ... the research I've done indicates that dysplasia is caused by HPV ... am I wrong?  I'm so confused!!  Now, due to my risk of already having metastatic breast cancer he's ordered a leep procedure (scraping of the abnormal cells) ... he didn't even discuss other options like freezing ... does anyone know the difference?  I've been battling the decision in the future to possibly have a total hysterectomy since I don't believe I will be able to have more children since I'm currently in temporary or maybe even permanent menopause brought on by my continued chemotherapy treatments.  But, for me, I think the right decision is to have the leep procedure since I don't want to have any pre-cancerous cells in my body with my history of breast cancer.  Not to mention I also had a scare with a solid mass that I had to have removed on my left ovary.  I've always been positive and upbeat through my battle with my cancer issue over the last 5 1/2 years but it becomes more trying for me each day it seems. 

I'm so glad I found this message board when I was researching this evening.  You all seem like a warm group of people. 

Hugs,

~Beth~ 

 

 

 

 

RE: Mild Dysplasia

by bluebuddha35 on Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/16/2008 newbutterfly wrote:

Hello all,

I'm new to this board ... I'm pleased to meet everyone and hopefully make new friends.

I've been researching any & everything I can on mild dysplasia and the leep procedure.  I had an abnormal pap smear ... my first in ... oh my goodness ...at least 10 years ... my doctor then ordered a biopsy/colposcopy ... at that time he said he was not worried ... why do doctors use that terminology?  Yeah right!!  Then I was told I don't have HPV but that I do have mild dysplasia ... the research I've done indicates that dysplasia is caused by HPV ... am I wrong?  I'm so confused!!  Now, due to my risk of already having metastatic breast cancer he's ordered a leep procedure (scraping of the abnormal cells) ... he didn't even discuss other options like freezing ... does anyone know the difference?  I've been battling the decision in the future to possibly have a total hysterectomy since I don't believe I will be able to have more children since I'm currently in temporary or maybe even permanent menopause brought on by my continued chemotherapy treatments.  But, for me, I think the right decision is to have the leep procedure since I don't want to have any pre-cancerous cells in my body with my history of breast cancer.  Not to mention I also had a scare with a solid mass that I had to have removed on my left ovary.  I've always been positive and upbeat through my battle with my cancer issue over the last 5 1/2 years but it becomes more trying for me each day it seems. 

I'm so glad I found this message board when I was researching this evening.  You all seem like a warm group of people. 

Hugs,

~Beth~ 

 

 

 

 


I found out today that I have mild dysplasia. I had a colonoscope and I will get my results in 2 weeks. I am nervous and I am not sure what all of it means. I am not trying to think of the worst but after reading this board, I am comforted knowing I am not the only one. I am trying to remain positive but it is going to be a crazy 2 weeks. I have done some research, does mild dysplasia mean that I have HPV?

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