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HPV and CIN: What's the question? With proper care, there is almost no risk this will progress to cervical cancer; follow your doctor's advice about follow-up. The HPV eventually will go away. If you have a regular sex partner, he doesn't need care unless he sees a penile wart or other penis skin problem. You and he can safely continue sex. Does that cover what's on your mind? ...Read more
Normal: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I got abnormal pap test immediately following leep procedure. Did the procedure cause the problem?
No: No, but the dysplasia may not have totally resolved after the leep. It is very important that you follow up as recommended by your physician to determine if additional excisional procedures are needed to prevent the dysplasia from progressing to cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some more extensive evaluations and followup procedures to expect after multiple abnormal paps, cone biopsies and a leep procedure. ?
You named them: The procedures used to evaluate for pre-cancer cells of cervix are: paps, hpv dna probe, cervical biopsy, leep and cold knife conization of cervix. Typically a doctor will remove affected tissue of a cin 3 biopsy until the margins are clear of abnormal cells. At 29, docs should be conservative and try to remove as little tissue as possible, so not to ^ ur risk cervical incompet and preterm birth. ...Read more
Had severe dysplasia (had leep) , now breakthough bleeding. Any connection with precancerous cells of the uterus and cervical dysplasia?
It is unlikely that: Your irregular bleeding is related to the leep or utrine cancer unless the leep was recently done and u r bleeding from there. Cervical cancer and uterine cancer are seperate phenomenon, though cervical cancer can extend into the uterus. Depending on age, uterine cancer is low on the list as a cause of the bleeding but see your doc if older than 35, may need endometrial biopsy just 2 b sure? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had endometrial ablation, soon developed uterine infection & gb attacks, had combined hysterectomy & cholecystectomy 6wks later, recovery expectations?
SURGERIES MULTIPLE: You are still young and in the hands of a good surgeon you can survive the multiple operations. Good luck ! ...Read more
Vaginal pap: The hpv virus has many subtypes. The transition zone of the cervix is where they are most active, but they can also act on the wall of the vagina. Vaginal dysplasia and cancer are more rare than cervical, but they still are screened for using a pap smear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knowledge is Power: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more
Had cervical smear result HSIL.follow up biopsy CIN3 with microinvasion.had hysterectomy. Histology chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous meta?
Pathology interpreta: Was a cervical conization, endocervical curettage or endometrial biopsy ever performed? On the final hysterectomy pathology, no CIN or frank cervical cancer was found? This may be due to the fact that the original cervical biopsy removed the entire abnormal area from the cervix. Chronic cervicitis and squamous metaplasia are benign cervical changes. Get another pathologist to re-review the slides ...Read more