Patient Comments: Cervical Dysplasia - Experience

Please describe your experience with cervical dysplasia.

Comment from: Hershey Girl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

At age 38, married, I was diagnosed with HPV; a virgin when married with one sex partner ever. I had freezing done in office. Now, I am age 61 years. I am divorced. I had no sex for nine years and practiced safe sex before that. I had atypical cells, and had to have a LEEP procedure from the same area noted from flap of tissue growth there. It was never biopsied from first procedure over 30 years ago. Pap test every year is fine. This pap atypical cells indicating cervical dysplasia.

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Comment from: CmLawrence, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I'm a 32 year old female who has always had normal Paps. Two months ago I had my usual Pap and I had atypical cells and inconclusive results of HPV. The next month I repeated the Pap and the Pap was negative with positive HPV. Three weeks later I had a biopsy done and a small, very small white patch was found during the exam. I'm still awaiting the results. I personally opted to be biopsied. I'm glad I did, it just may have saved my life!

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Comment from: Jade, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I"m 24 years old. I went in for a routine Pap smear and honestly didn"t expect any abnormality to be detected as the last two came back normal. Cervical Dysplasia was detected and I had to have a colposcopy and a punch biopsy done a few days later. The biopsy felt like a pinch that lasted less than 5 seconds and I wouldn"t describe it as painful but more so a strange feeling. I had a little bit of spotting for two days afterwards.

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Comment from: bgsu1983, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

In 1991 I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, cryotherapy was performed and I had no abnormal Pap smears until 2010. During this time I was going through a difficult period within my marriage. I suspected my husband was seeing someone else, and passed the new HPV on to me. I now am scheduled for a loop, colposcopy, hysteroscopy and D & C, and I am scared and angry.

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Published: June 04

In 2002 at the age of 30, I was diagnosed carcinoma-in-situ after dysplasia and a cone biopsy. I had a partial hysterectomy. Then in 2004, at 32, I had my ovaries removed due to very large cysts. Now, at 40, I just had an annual exam with my Oncologist and the results of my PAP were abnormal with mild/moderate dysplasia again. I'm scheduled to go back this Thursday for a biopsy. I don't know what the next steps will be.

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Comment from: zoie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I am 24 and was just diagnosed a couple weeks ago with having mild dysplasia cin1. Now is the waiting game I was told, It's not too severe to do a procedure but it's not, not there. Should I go in for a second opinion right now even though it's only mild dysplasia or should I wait. I'm not really sure as to what to do, this was my first abnormal pap and finding out I have a low grade of HPV. I have read endless info on everything to do with HPV and so forth I am just confused on what to do next.

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Comment from: Grandma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I am so sorry, all of you are going through the pain and agony of abnormal Pap tests, dysplasia and cancer. I was 24 in 1975 when I received a post card in the mail saying I needed to call the office, They did a repeat PAP test that came back as Class 3 dysplasia, I then had a D&C. They decided to follow it for a few months. I felt very lucky because I was married with 2 children. I wanted more children but I didn't have a clue what as going to happen next. I did know my grandmother had died at 31 of uterine cancer, and I didn't want that to happen. After two years of biopsies and colpops, they did a full hysterectomy. My doctor said I was very lucky because it had spread outside the uterus but he thought they had gotten it all. My biopsy report said the margins of resection are clean - those were the best words I ever heard. That was very scary at 25 years of age. I went through menopause three times, at 25, at 38 and again at 55. I never had another problem after the hysterectomy. Two things I wanted to say, I was a virgin when I married and never had sex with anyone else. Neither did my husband. So HPV isn't the only cause of dysplasia and uterine cancer. Secondly, if you are young, I would have some eggs stored away so if need be you can have children by surrogate. I know it's not the way you want to do it, but you are better off prepared and then if you have to have a hystero - if won't be as horrific. Women today are lucky in that most men are more informed, my husband never understood why I was upset and after the hysto - he pretty much said, there is nothing to be upset about - if it fixed. Hang in there; always get a second or third opinion on both the diagnosis and on what to do for surgery. It is well worth the extra time and effort.

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