Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by reallybummedout on Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:00 AM
by herenow on Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:00 AM
Did your doctor show you each lab report as she went along and give a full explanation? Meaning, the initial PAP smear results, the first biopsy, and the lab report from the LEEP? Something doesn't sit right about what you have posted, so far. I think you need to get another doctor and have another biopsy done before you go through another procedure. If it is in the endocervical canal, you'll more than likely need a cone biopsy, and I don't want to frighten you, but make sure the endocervical glands are not involved. This is why you need a new doctor who shows you those lab reports and gives you a thorough explanation about the kind of dysplasia you have and how extensive it is.
If you do need a cone biopsy, it is often done via LEEP, but cold knife leaves a cleaner wound. It's not cost effective, so insurance companies try to push LEEP. But consider all of your options before you do anything. You do have them, and you want your decision to be as informed as possible.
by reallybummedout on Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:00 AM
by herenow on Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:00 AM
I'm glad your friend is looking over all of this with you. I still think you need a different doctor. There are too many question marks about the initial biopsy, why you were not shown the lab results, etc. You need a doctor who is both direct and caring. You also need to know all of your options, their risks and benefits, and if you are wanting to start a family, discuss the best procedure for both the kind of dysplasia you have and the kind that will have the least impact on a pregnancy. A good, honest doctor will go over all of this with you. Definitely fire the one you have.
My initial PAP test was done by my general practitioner, and she gave me a copy of the results, which I appreciated. (It was mild dysplasia.) The first OB/GYN I saw did not show me the biopsy results from the colposcopy. She said I had mild dysplasia with one focal point at the edge of the transformation zone that was CIN II but wouldn't give me a copy of the lab report when I asked for it. She also pushed LEEP on me and said I needed to get it done within the next two weeks. I ended up firing her because I learned she was planning to do a cone biopsy I didn't need. (I opted for outpatient and general anesthesia.) I still have the second OB/GYN in a different clinic, who is as direct and caring as my general practitioner. I'm going to keep that one.
by mrs.curry on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:28 AM
Hi I was just googling things about having dysplasia on the canal of cervix. I just wanted to let you know I had a miscarriage and had to have a dnc , then less than a month later i found out I had an abnormal pap so they did a coloscopy and did a biopsy from my cervix. They found moderate dysplasia on my cervix and told i me i had to have a leep procedure done as soon as we could. I proceeded to have it done and she told me it was the biggest leep she's had to do and said she saved as much as she could so that i could get pregnant. It's now been almost 3 weeks since i've had the procedure and I got a call today from my OB telling me the lab results from my leep came back moderate to severe. they were becoming invasive and it spread onto my canal. I was very discouraged by the news today b.c i thought we got it all when the leep was done. i do understand that it is a virus and can come back at any given time, but i thought it was good news. I am just praying that i will be able to have atleast 1 child i mean i am only 22 and that's the 1 thing we want more than anything. But i wanted to let you know it's nice having someone going through the same things we can now help one another out.
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