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Old 01-20-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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Recurrent dysplasia and rheumatoid arthritis

I am a 28 yrs. old. Up until Nov. of last year, I had never had an abnormal pap. I had a biopsy and colposcopy in Jan. 2005 that revealed low-grade changes. I had leep done and the tissue was sent for biopsy and revealed CIN 111. The spot was very tiny. I went for a repeat colposcopy in May and it showed low-grade changes, but to a wider area of my cervix. I had another leep done in July. Went back in Nov. for a repeat colposcopy and pap and everything looked fine. I just got a call 2 weeks ago and was told that my pap revealed moderate dysplasia this time. I am so upset! I go for another colposcopy and probably leep AGAIN! next week.

I don't understand why my body can't clear the virus and why it seems to be getting worse. I have rheumatoid arthritis, which I'm told makes me considered to be immunocompromised. The RA isn't severe and I am on a mild drug for it. I'm really scared because my gyno told me that most cases of dysplasia are cleared after one leep procedure. I would love to hear from people who have had recurrent or progressive dysplasia. I am so worried about this.

Thank you!

 
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Recurrent dysplasia and rheumatoid arthritis

I would suggest that before you subject yourself to any more proceedures that you consult a second opinion. One of the things that is very lucrative in the medical business is any procedure that the patient can not see being performed, can not see physically where the procedure was performed, and has no symptoms that would tell them whether or not there was a need for the procedure in the first place.
This procedure is unfortunately a by-product of ignorance by women of the fact that if you are sexually active, married or not you will have mild to moderate dysplasia from having sex, from having a period and using tampons, or from having a baby as recently as a year ago by vaginal birth. The very pap smear itself can cause symptoms of dysplasia. Folic acid and B-complex is a good way to clear dysplasia if it is not caused by cancer. The vitamin complex helps the cells to become stronger and less likely to deteriorate on their own. The operative information here though is to get a second opinion before allowing the doctor to do repeated leeps, colposcopy or any other cutting scraping procedures. It is amazing that women have cervixs nowdays due to all the pruning they undergo.

 
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