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Author Topic: Abnormal Paps  (Read 4465 times)

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Offline Andie

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Abnormal Paps
« on: April 21, 2007, 02:13:04 PM »
I have been dealing with abnormal paps since being diagnosed. I am getting an ultrasound soon.  I was wondering if anyone else has had similar problems. Are we at an increased risk for cervical cancer , etc. I need some help with this problem. Thank you to anyone who has any answers.

Offline momoftwo

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 10:42:33 PM »
I have had two abnormal paps since finding out I was poz in Oct. 2006. I was told that I had a higher white cell count which was throwing off the test. Not sure if we are at a higher rate for cancer although the virus HPV can cause that.

Offline Andie

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 07:54:29 PM »
I do have HPV. The doctor told me that the risk of cancer was something I need to keep an eye on. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar problems. I have an ultrasound tomorrow, looking for abnormalities.

Offline Hope

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 10:47:23 AM »
Hello,

I recently went for a Pap Smear and turned out abnormal, had to undergo the colcoposcopy procedure and the results came back poz for HPV, the doc gave me 3 options, 1 - go back for paps after 6 months and see what happens then, 2 - see a specialist for a 2nd opinopn, 3 - have the area thats affected removed and risk having miscarriages or premature babies. So, I opted for doing a pap in 6 months, just to buy time and hopefully whatever is going on in there will have disappeared or something. Tell us how the Ultrasound goes and good luck.

Offline Andie

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 09:12:32 PM »
I had the colposcopy last July and my new gyno wants to do another one, because my  most recent pop came back abnormal again. He sent me for an ultrasound to check for any abnoramlities. As far as the my next step is to have a leep procedure which is where they remove the top layer of cells in the cervix. I will let you know what he says I go see him in a few more weeks. Hope this helps you!


Andie

Offline gigiphil

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 11:17:11 PM »
Andie,

I also have had abnormal Paps since being diagnosed (almost 3 years ago).  I was also diagnosed with HPV.  Since then I have had two colposcopies, two ultrasounds and a uterine biopsy.  My GYN dr. had me come in for Paps every six months.  I was getting scared about cervical cancer, which can be associated with HPV.  My doc explained that a large %age of women develop HPV, but it usually disappears on its own.  Mine seemed to be lasting a longer than usual time, so we were becoming concerned.  But - GOOD NEWS - last month both my Pap and the colposcopy were NORMAL!!!  Hopefully, the HPV is finally gone...

So, keep healthy and you should be fine!!

Gigi


Offline Andie

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Re: Abnormal Paps
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 07:28:35 PM »
Gigi,
   Thank you for taking the time to write back. I appreciate the good news! Congrats on the good pap.  :)

 


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