Update: Mild dysplasia on ECC - Dr. will do LEEP under general
In Feb 2009 in Washington DC I had a normal Pap and was tested negative for HPV. I moved to California and in March 2010 my new family doctor did a pap which turned out ASCUS and positive for HPV. I have a lot of anxiety anyway, have not had sex with anyone but my husband since I met him 19 years ago, and had a lot of angst both about my health and my marriage until I could get into see a gynecologist over a week later.
My gynecologist told me that the switch from HPV negative to HPV positive was probably due to the fact that different labs test for different strains of HPV and I could have had the strain I have for 30 years.
I am post-menopausal. After the doctor did the colposcopy, she said my cervix looked perfectly fine (she didn't even take a biopsy) but she did do an ECC and said her staff would get back to me if the pathology results were normal, which she expected. She said that Pap smears can look atypical in post-menopausal women even if there are no pre-cancerous cells. I was very relieved.
Instead over a week later, her staff called to say I had mild dysplasia of the endocervix and the doctor wants to discuss treatment options. They gave me an appointment for over a week from now. My anxiety is reaching new highs. I really hate the idea of having pre-cancerous cells in an area that can't be seen.
Does anybody have any idea of what the treatment options are? Any questions I should be asking the doctor?
Thanks in advance for any replies to what I know is a long message.
Last edited by onestitchatatim; 04-26-2010 at 02:55 PM.