Patient Comments: Cervical Dysplasia - Experience

Please describe your experience with cervical dysplasia.

Comment from: jalee6, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I was recently diagnosed with CIN2 and went through a genuine depression over the issue. I had just started a new relationship and was ashamed of my diagnosis. I started not to act like my normal self in the relationship and thus it fell apart and my boyfriend broke up with me. We were only together two months prior to the diagnosis and had issues. I recently told him about my diagnosis because I felt so much guilt hiding the HPV diagnosis, the colposcopy, biopsies, and prep for surgery from him. I just needed to get the guilt off my head and heart.

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Comment from: ASA1414, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I am 23 years old and I delivered my first child 11 months ago. After an abnormal pap smear, I was ordered to have a colposcopy. The procedure wasn't painful but, no one in my family has ever had it done. I didn't know what to expect. Now I must wait for the results. I'm scared to death. I'm unmarried and would like more kids. Hopefully, I can have the life I dreamed of after this is over.

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Comment from: 27confused, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I am 27 and found out 3 weeks ago that I had high risk dysplasia. I had the peep procedure and just heard back this week that my margins are positive and I still have high risk cells on my fervid. My doc said he will see me in 6 months for another lap. I'm worried that something should be done now and not wait 6 months.

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Comment from: bethm, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I am 45 with normal paps all my life. I just underwent a hysterectomy and much to my doctor's surprise, CIN3 which had to be sent to a special lab to ensure there was no cancer. Get the paps, but know they are not everything and take care with your body. Even my doctor had to say, this goes to show the failures of modern medicine.

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Comment from: Concerned, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I am 30 years old and 2 years ago I had an abnormal pap smear so I had a colposcopy done and the results were CIN 1. So my doctor told me to wait a year and they would do another test to see if it cleared up on its own. I had another abnormal pap and had the colposcopy done again and again it came back with CIN 1. My doctor is telling me to wait another year to see if it clears up on its own but I want to know what my other options are. I have tested positive for HPV for the past 4 years and now the last 2 years I have CIN 1. Cancer runs strong on both sides of my family. I am trying to have children with my husband right now and we are having difficulties getting pregnant.

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Comment from: lizzylou0124, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I was diagnosed at 23 with HPV, I am now 24. I have no idea how long I've had this since I had a very unfaithful "boyfriend." It isn't severe and I assume it isn't something I can blow off because it hasn't gone away yet. I had Guardasil shots but I'm also assuming those haven't worked, that I have a different strand. I have PAP smears every 6 months, I've had one colpo and my next one is in January. The more I read about this, the more I worry about what will happen. Will I get cancer? Do I need to seek another doctor's opinion? Do I need to call my own OBGYN and ask more questions, and if so what questions? My biggest fear is being unable to have children. I just want to make sure my doctor's are giving me all my options before more damage is done.

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Comment from: moosey22, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

Hello, I'm a 22 year old female and I was just diagnosed with severe cervical dysplasia. I have had both a colonoscopy and a Leep done. I am terrified that this is going to hurt my chances of having kids. Just recently I have been having terrible pain after and during intercourse in my cervix. It's gotten so bad that I can't even have sex with my boyfriend and I'm scared that he may end up finding sex from somewhere else! I am also scared that I may not be able to even try to have kids due to the extreme pain it causes!! This has been a terrible experience! I advise everyone to get there paps done yearly and get an HPV shot! I have had the shots and have had a pap done every year religiously since I was 18. So please get checked this sometimes isn't seen right away!! If I went any longer without treatment I would have cancer instead of just dysplasia!! Good luck to all; please get informed.

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