Abnormal Pap smear, surgery scheduled next month. Share your stories Bees!

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2724 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

misskate18 :  My SIL has had a presence of pre-cancerous cells twice now. 

Hers have been an in and out procedure, although we are in the UK so it may be different. 

She’s been totally fine the next day and has no issues conceiving as she’s currently pregnant with her third child at the age of 37 🙂


Post # 3
143 posts
Blushing bee

I had the same procedure  and part of my cervix was removed.  The procedure was pretty simple and not painful.  Recover was easy and I have since had to pregnancies with no issues.  

Post # 4
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m 39 now and pregnant with my first. I too had your results and my experience went exactly like 

stephisaur :  describes. 


It was was quite interesting actually as I got to see my cervix on the camera (they asked me if I wanted to see) 


it wasn’t terribly uncomfortable or anything. It’s just a bit embarrassing having your foof in the air with your legs in stirrups but the procedure was fine and a little bit of bleeding afterwards but no down time needed. 

Good luck with yours. Remember this is what smear tests are for, to catch things like this BEFORE there is a problem. So you’re on a winner already as you’re ahead of the game.

Post # 5
694 posts
Busy bee

I had a fybroid which they classified as benign but which had the potential to shift. So out it went. It was not a difficult surgery. The whole procedure took an hour or so. Was a breeze. Went on to have several pregnancies. 

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Family Ranch

misskate18 :  2 years ago I had a Pap smear come back and had a diagnoses of CIN3 & a LEEP surgery was done a couple weeks later. My surgery was fairly quick & very painless. Hope you have a fast recovery! 

Post # 7
31 posts

I had a pamp smear June 2016 and diagnosed with CIN3. I had LLetz surgery (under GA in hospital in Aug 2016) and everything went well. I just had my 6 months post surgery results come back: negative 🙂

Regarding TTC: my surgeon and gyno both said not to fall pregant within 12 months of surgery due to high risk of miscarriage or preemies. Lucky my CIN3 was discovered in time since we want to TTC later this year (approx 14 months after surgery). That is .. If my pap smear comes back OK in August. You do need to get tested every 6 months post surgery for 1 1/2 – 2 years 


Post # 10
31 posts


misskate18 :  


Just saw you are in Australia too 🙂

Best to speak to your gyno about TTC. Woman still fall pregant after surgery .. You just need to be aware of the risk

Good luck with everything 

Post # 11
696 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had two Pap smears come back with precancerous cells. I can’t remember the exact procedure bc it was 12-13 years ago but I do remember it hurt during the procedure but after I was able to go on with normal activities. I had to abstain from sex for 2-3 weeks. There was absolutely no mention of it affecting my chances of getting pregnant. 

Hope all goes well & you have an easy revovery!

Post # 12
9678 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had leep done on precancerous cells in office and it was painful during but easy (as it can be when in that position).

I also separately had a hysterscopy d and c and removal of cysts, fibroids under general, and that recovery was longer than one day, but I had a reaction to the anesthesia. Overall they are both easy procedures, but when you say you only have a day off, I hope you mean the day after surgery if you are going under general. 

I felt amazing after the hysterscopy, because my painful periods were gone! Hope all goes well for you bee. 

Post # 14
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had the procedure done last January. I have two OBGYN’s and both are confident that it will not impact my fertility or future pregnancies. My mom, a nurse practioner, agrees. Nobody’s really been worried about it for me, honestly!

In regards to the surgery, I’m not gonna lie–it sucked. I was embarrased at the hospital, crying because I was scared (I have pretty bad anxiety), and I just hate hospitals and medical procedures in general. But it was over pretty quickly and the drugs worked wonders. I had anesthesia so I don’t remember much. Once I got home, I laid down on my couch all night with my husband and relaxed for the rest of the weekend. I didn’t need to take more than a couple pain pills total. I scheduled my surgery on a Friday and it was the perfect time, so you should be good to go! But if I needed to go to work the next day, I’m sure I could have. I couldn’t have sex for a few weeks and I didn’t use tampons on my period.

The surgery worked well and the pre-cancerous cells were removed. But I recently found out I need another colposcopy to examine my tissue again. Fingers crossed everything’s ok. My OBGYN’s are not worried but, naturally, I’m a bit worried.

Good luck!! I know it’s hard to keep perspective, but just remind yourself how lucky you are to live in a world of modern medicine.

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