I had a LEEP in April and my doctor wants me to wait 6 months before trying to get pregnant. (and we have to use condoms until then). I have questions that my doc can't seem to answer and it's so frustrating to me that I'm switiching doctors. Until then, can anyone offer info on these questions?
Here goes... I was told that the LEEP procedure cures dysplasia in 90% of patients. If you still have HPV though - how can you not get more dysplasia? In other words, if the virus is still in your body, how does the LEEP fix the problem?
Also - since my husband most likely has HPV now too - when we decide to try to get pregnant and forego condoms - isn't he transmitting more HPV to me?
Also - I was told dysplasia is likely after you've had a baby due to pregnancy & birth. That would then be true for me since I never had an abnormal pap until my exam 1 year after giving birth. What is this all about & can I expect a problem again after my next child even though I've had a LEEP?
Thanks to anyone who can offer insight until my next doc appt. with a DIFFERENT doctor!!
Hi girl, I had a LEEP done about 6 years ago. I had severe dysplasia. The LEEP is highly effective in preventing reoccurrence. I've been 6 years and still doing well. All my paps have been good. I get a thin prep now all the time and I would suggest it to you as well.
If you go to [url="http://www.webmd.com"]www.webmd.com[/url] they have really good info. on cervical dysplasia and HPV. As far as I know HPV is not curable just treatable - is this right?