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Have you had a LEEP for cervical dysplasia?

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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I was told this last week that I have Grade3 cervical dysplasia which is sometimes called "cancer in waiting."  After an abnormal pap and a scope, the biopsies discovered this and I am now having a LEEP (electrode procedure to burn away cells) done on Friday.  I am not really nervous about the procedure, but am more nervous that these abnormal cells will return.  My paps before this have come back normal and my understanding is that my two close pregnancies may have hidden the abnormal cells for some years so they have been sitting there "smoldering" for awhile, long enough to advance to Grade 3 which means they have covered the entire cervix and the next step is cancer when they start to invade the tissue. 

Has anybody had this procedure done or been diagnosed with this?  What has been your outcome so far and any advice for me?  I am only 29 and have a 1 yr old girl and 3 yr old boy(with Autism).  No family history.

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by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:28 PM

i had a leep in 2001...the procedure was quick and relatively painless...and i have never had an abnormal pap since...good luck to you...i am not sure what "stage" my problems were at when they did the leep...i don't recall anyone talking in those terms at the time...but i had had several years of abnormal paps prior to the leep...good luck!

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM

 My SIL had it done a few years ago and it went very well.  Now this is a girl who could not even visit me in hospital after I had a baby she freaks out on hospitals and needles so you can imagine how scared she was but everything went well and she said it was not bad at all just a little cramping after.  She has had normal paps ever since...good luck

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by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM

I had a Leep about 2 years ago.  Quick, painless, and have had normal paps ever since.  It freaked me out at the time but my doctor said that I had nothing to worry about.  He said that if I had waited 5-10 years and not gotten the leep or any paps, then cancer could have transpired, but he said it is the slowest growing and when caught in the "pre-cancer" phase it rarely ever develps. 

Good luck.

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by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM

I've had a LEEP for a different reason. They are very effective.

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM

I had it about 7-8 years ago and I have had normal paps eversince. Good luck

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM

I had a LEEP in 2005 for stage 3 dysplasia.  They gave me pain meds, but I didn't need them.  Afterwards it was pretty much just like period cramping.  The thing I want to warn you about is the SMELL!  It made me puke when I got home.  Also, I think I had to go 6 weeks before I could have sex after.  I haven't had to have one since.  I do have to get biopsies every 6 months to ensure that it doesn't come back.  If this one comes back clean(I'm due for one) then I'll get to go back only once a year.  GL

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:07 PM

I had one almost five years ago, and haven't had any dysplasia since. The pain is like light period cramps and I was given Ultram for it. At the time I was really upset that I had dysplasia, but now that I think about it, I'm super happy I went in time to have it be dysplasia and not cancer. It's great that they caught it in time, and after knowing that I had dysplasia, I know the importance of scheduled pap smears. Good luck, it shouldn't take more than five minutes, and you won't feel anything. :)


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by Member on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I had one in 2008, for the same reason. I felt light headed, otherwise, it was quick and painless.

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:10 PM

I forgot to add that mine hurt LESS than the biopsy. Also, if you'd like, you can take 800mg of Advil before you go to help with the cramping.


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