Looking for Advice on Dysplasia

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Looking for Advice on Dysplasia

by Daffodil44 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am a 20 year old college student. About a year and a half ago, I had my first abnormal pap smear. The results were ASC-US. I had 3 more pap smears after that. All came back with the same results. I had been seeing a nurse practitioner, so my mom and I decided I should start seeing an OB/GYN. My new doctor did yet another pap, which came back ASC-H. After that, my doctor did a colposcopy with 3 biopsies. The results came back CIN II. I am negative for HPV.

 

I guess I'm just basically wondering why this process seems to be moving along so slowly? I was diagnosed with CIN II early in May, and now it is nearing August and my doctor is yet to take any action. She has recommended that I simply follow up with pap smears twice a year. After 5 consecutive pap smears with the same results, I'm wondering what good another pap smear will do. When I ask her questions, she just tells me that I'm young and I can probably beat this on my own.

 

Is it true that cervical dysplasia usually goes away on its own without any treatment? I've done some research on my own, and it seems that other women in similar situations have had procedures done like LEEPs. My mom has suggested I get a second opinion, but I'd hate to be bouncing around from doctor to doctor like the boy that cried wolf! Based on my diagnosis, should I see another doctor? Or should I just wait it out? I don't want to put my health in jeopardy.

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by chemiszt24 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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At your young age it is very likely that you will be able to beat this with out surgical intervention. I would stick with the current doc and go for the re-pap... while you are waiting for the pap I would recommend looking into taking vitamins and supplements that can help your body fight this off...

Folic Acid, CoQ10,  B complex, Vitamin A... Tany01 posted her story and tells all that she was taking...

 

I personally just came out of a 2 year long bad pap cycle with the last biopsy coming back CIN II... my doctor wanted to perform a LEEP and wanted to avoid a LEEP at all costs, she suggested a re-pap in 6 months. I used those 6 months to do my home work and stated taking the vitamin supplement combo... After 6 months I finally had a normal pap...

 

It is possible to fight this off with out surgery, your age is another thing in your favor, I am in my 30's... at 20 your body is much more apt to clear this...

I hope this helps.

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by tany01 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi, my name is Tany. I have also posted my story here. I read your post and I wanted to try and give you some answers to your questions with the little knowledge I have. Of course I am not a specialist but I had been dignosed with CIN2, eventhough I am clear of it now.

 1. Your first question to why you did not have a LEEP and went straight to a CONE procedure. It is my understanding that when you are diagnosed with CIN3, doctors recommend a CONE procedure because there are more abnormal cell which a LEEP procedure cannot clear. Eventhough I did not have CIN3, I did ask my doctor about this and she let me know that doctors recommend a LEEP for patients with CIN2 and a CONE for patiens with CIN3. Or if you are a patient with CIN2 and the LEEP does not clear everything then they would do a CONE.

2. Should you be scared if you went from a normal pap to having CIN3. I can only answer this with my own personal experience. I had never had an abnormal pap so of course when I received the news that I had one and once I did the colposcopy and found out I had CIN2 I was very scared. I just had a friend who went through the LEEP procedure and I knew I didn't want to go through it. I did my research and found out a natural way to try and beat it. I took certain vitamins and went for a retest instead of the LEEP and my pap came back normal again. I think you should be concerned but now that you had the CONE is a matter of waiting to get retested to make sure it has gone away. There are vitamins that you can take in the meantime to make sure that your body can keep CIN out of your system (Vitamin A, B6, B12, Flic Acid, these are all suggested and they are what I took and still take). It never hurts to try and see if they work for you.

3. It is my understanding that when you have either the LEEP or the CONE procedure there is a small chance that when you get pregnant you can miscarry. You just have to make sure to let your doctor know that you had the procedure done in the past that way they can monitor your cervix throughout your pregnacy. The reason for this is because when they do the CONE they are cutting a piece of your cervix off, as should have been explained to you before the procedure.

4. Im sorry I cannot say whether you should be worried if you got cancer or not. I think if I were you I'd be scared too. Now is a matter of waiting to see the results of how the CONE biopsy went.

 Please take some time to read the following link and let us the your result. I hope everything turns out good. http://www.pap101.com

RE: Looking for Advice on Dysplasia

by tany01 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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I just realized I posted the previous information on the wrong thread.

Sorry but to DAFFODIL, if you get a chace please read my story. I am Tany01 and I posted under Human Papillomavirus Virus.

 I hope eveything works out for you. Please keep us posted.

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