Post # 17
aplush- I am aware that it can go away on its own regardless of having sex or not, but it scared me enough that I stopped and around that same time I had started dating my fiance, and we decided to wait until marriage anyway, so it was kinda a mix of both reasons as to why I stopped. Before fiance, I was in my first year of college and was partying really hard/not taking care of my body and i definately paid the consequences.
Post # 18
Well, I went in for the colposcopy and she took two biopsies of the area she identified as the trouble area. I think the anticipation of the biopsy was worse than the actual snip, but afterwards I tried to go to work and I was crampy and moody and just not a pleasant individual. My doctor thinks that I won’t have to deal with a treatment plan and should only have to do exams every six months, but we are waiting on the biopsy results to confirm that. She did the drawing of what she saw, and it looks like the abnormality is just in one area (though the way she had it drawn out, the area looks huge). It was such an uncomfortable experience. If anything, it made me lose the small baby itch I had started to develop in the past few weeks 😉
Post # 19
I am glad things seem to be ok, and you can just monitor the situation! That’s great, just take care of your health and you will be fine!
Post # 20
Hey! I just wanted to weigh in and tell you… you are so not alone! I had my first “mild dysplasia” finding in Sept 07 and I freakkkkkked out. Despite what my doc said, I googled and worked myself up into a panic attack. I had a colposcopy and it came back normal. I then had a repeat pap 6 mo later and it came back slightly abnormal again. Cue more freaking. Then I switched docs and felt so. much. better. She drew a timeline for me.
cancer (5-10 years away)
She said as long as I stay on top of it, this will not get out of hand. Since that time I’ve had 2 normal paps and if my one in October comes back normal I’m back to once/year. It is really scary to hear, but its really really not that big a deal. 🙂
Post # 21
Try giving your body a helping hand with great nutrition. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors (through no fault of their own) are not well versed in nutrition. For example, Vitamins A & E (among others) have been shown to be very promising in treating and curing low grade cervical dysplasia.
If you have the financial means to see a good nutritionist or naturopath, it may be well worth your time (and sanity). Ideally, it would be great to find someone who has successfully treated cervical dysplasia non-surgically.
Another thing you can do to assist yourself, is to use the power of positive visualization…e.g. you can visualize white light coming into your body and “see” your cervix as healthy and pink. I know this sounds a little “out there” but it does seem to work.
Our bodies are amazing creations, which have been designed to keep us in a state of health. Sometimes a little help in the way of proper nutrition (and positive thinking…:)) can produce amazing outcomes.
I hope this helps. I’m sending lots of healing thoughts your way.
Post # 22
It CAN be okay, but it definitely needs to be watched. My low grade dysplasia seemingly disappeared for a year, and then I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Not trying to scare you, as that’s rare – but it IS a possibility, which is why you need to go have paps as often as the doctor recommends and not miss even one of them.
Post # 22
Hi everyone. I came across this website while searching for answers after a recent visit to the gyno.
About 7 months ago, I found out that I had HPV. I was told the HPV was high risk but NOT the strain that most commonly leads to cancer. My doctor told me to come in for another pap smear in 6 months to keep an eye on it.
My gyno called me and told me that my pap smear came back abnormal and long story short, my HPV has led to low-grade dysplsia BUT my recent pap smear shows NO signs of HPV..??!! My gyno believes that the test was wrong in that, I still have HPV.
I am SO confused and I’m trying SO hard for worry and fear not to take over! Any help and feedback would be great!