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Old 07-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Colposcopy - Leep Procedure

I am from Vancouver, Canada, and I am not sure how other countries, or provinces manage the care of women with cervical dysplasia.

Recently, I had a pap result that read markedly dyskaryotic cells, and was referred by my GP for a colposcopy. I had the procedure yesterday at the colposocopy clinic that is set up at my local hospital. During the procedure, very little was explained to me, and I was told to "look at the TV set" where there were images of my cervix, and the procedure that was happening. I had punch biopsy's done of the cervix, and after the procedure the Dr. handed me a pamphlet re: the Leep procedure.

My question is: How would the Dr. know that I need a Leep procedure before even sending off, and receiving the cervical specimen results? I felt very rushed! I didn't even have time to ask any questions, and I am a Nurse! I am used to advocating for my patients, asking questions, and educating. But in this instance, I was flustered; the colposcopy/biopsy was done in under 10 minutes, and I was shown the door, and told, "We'll call you in two weeks to set-up your Leep". I don't know if anyone else has had this experience before, but it doesn't give me faith in the health care system established here in Vancouver, and I work in it! I hope that no other woman ever has to feel this way.

 
Old 07-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: Colposcopy - Leep Procedure

I am sad to hear that you were rushed for your colpo and biopsy!

The only way I think the doctor would know that you need an LEEP is if he was only able to get some of the lesions. Regardless, I'd want some answers before going in for the LEEP, especially if you want to maintain your fertility options.

Personally, I'd be inclined to get the results (or at least some answers) before scheduling the LEEP.

Let us know how you are doing!

 
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:19 AM   #3
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Re: Colposcopy - Leep Procedure

Thank you for your kind words. I must tell you that this forum is very informative, and I appreciate that it is here for me to peruse.

 
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Re: Colposcopy - Leep Procedure

I think that they are waiting 2 weeks to schedule your LEEP because it takes 7-10 days to get the results from the biopsy. He probably gave you the pamphlet so that you would have 2 weeks to prepare in the event your biopsy is not normal. I agree that they did not handle it very professionally and I sympathize. I do think that is neat that they let you actually see what they see. I wish I had that. I got to see an illustration my dr drew and she is not an artist!! I hope for the best for your biopsy results!

 
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