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Old 11-17-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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LEEP with Cone Biopsy Confusion

Hi, new to the boards. My background: had my first abnormal PAP ever in August and tested positive for high risk HPV (specific strand unknown). Colposcopy/biopsy done and it just came back as CIN 2/3.

My dr wants to do a LEEP with a cone biopsy. I'm very confused because I thought these were two separate procedures? The cone biopsy seems much more invasive and I really only want to do the LEEP. I wasn't given any options by the dr, just told to do this one only. I know after doing more research I have to discuss this again with her, but I was wondering if anyone had both. I'm just so confused and upset. The dr seems to think I'm an idiot by saying things like "bad cells" instead of using the correct medical terms. I'm supposed to have the procedure done on Dec 7, but I need to be clear on what's being done before I have it!

 
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Re: LEEP with Cone Biopsy Confusion

Some Drs use the terms interchangeably because technically a LEEP is a type of cone biopsies but not all cone biopsies are LEEPs. I had what is referred to as a top hat LEEP, where a flat area of the cervix was taken with another (small diameter) sample just above it.

I am scheduled for a cold knife cone tomorrow. Ask her exactly what the procedure will be that she is doing and what type of pain meds / anesthesia (local or general) you will be having.

For my LEEP it was local, for my CKC it will be general.

 
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Re: LEEP with Cone Biopsy Confusion

ask your doctor about cryosurgery......it's much less invasive and will solve the problem

 
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