(Closed) Update: Abnormal PAP

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went through this too, had two colpos come back abnormal and just bit the bullet and had my doc freeze my abnormal cells off because I just wanted to deal with it instead of waiting one more pap/colpo to see if the abnormal cells would clear on their own.  Everything has been normal since then.  I had just started dating my FI but he was super supportive through the whole process. 

Try not to worry too much about it – even if you do any sort of treatment a month before the wedding, the recovery time is pretty quick and you should be good to go!  Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about it! 

Post # 4
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s good that is seems minor.  They are just being cautious with your health but it doesn’t sound like you have a lot to worry about.

Post # 6
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your doctor is being cautious which is wonderful.  Don’t worry, abnormal paps are extremely common and you will be fine.  I had to go to the OB/GYM every 6 months for 6 years.  My doctor was being very cautions.  I just completed my first whole year without having to go every 6 months.  I really hope it stays this way.

Post # 7
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went through this as well and I have to say whenever I go through anything stressful in the world of medicine I think of a friends Mom who had a double mastectomy. That woman was amazing she sat there happy as a clam and took a negative and made it a positive because to rebuild the tata’s they took the fat from her tummy and her butt. She just kept saying “hey I’m getting my butt done and a tummy tuck” and if someone who went through something as heavy as that could find the bright side so could I. So I would go to the doc and say hey I’m getting to go 4 times a year instead of once, it just means I get 4 chances to know everything is good to go! It was only about a year for me before I got the all clear.

Post # 8
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5985 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i understand why you are scared. I went through this when i was 18 and i was totally freaked out. my docs were awful though…they didnt explain anything to me. they also said they could not tell me if i have HPV or not. ?  but then again i was young and scared to ask questions. so maybe if i would have spoke up that i was confused i would have gotten more answers. 

I went through the freezing and I am not going to lie…it was painful. My mother went through the same thing as well. but then again this was years ago..it could be better now.

I am still not clear on why it happened or what caused the abnormal cells. But 6 years later and i am still all normal tests 🙂 * knock on wood *

 

good luck! 🙂 

Post # 9
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I too had abnormal cells frozen off years ago…I was 22 (31 now and all normal paps since then). It did hurt and I bled a little bit, little bit of cramps too. But all in all, not that bad.  An afternoon of laying on the couch.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

chances are good you’re out of the water. it’s possible they could grow back and you’ll find that out at your next pap in 6 months. if so, you’ll have another colposcopy to remove them. it’s not a huge deal at all.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva:the test to your cervix was a biopsy. they removed the abnormal cells and sent them to the lab for testing, so it’s both a therapeutic and diagnostic treatment. since this wasn’t your annual, it was an extra exam, you’ll have to go back in 6 months for your normal annual exam.

Post # 15
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482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am not trying to alarm you, but I would have a conversation about HPV with your doc.  Some forms of it aren’t as serious as others, but that is the virus that can lead to cervical cancer (most serious cases), among other complications.  If you check out the Gardisil website, they offer a lot of info on HPV, as I did this when I got vaccinated.  It is always good to just be informed and know what to expect, as I don’t think there is a “cure” for HPV at this time.

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