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Old 07-27-2003, 06:20 AM   #1
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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!!

 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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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.*****.com"]www.*****.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?

 
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Old 08-01-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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HPV is not curable.

I had thin prep tests as well, but my problems came back.

Make sure you ask your doctor whether or not you can deliver a baby naturally, the LEEP procedures thin out your cervix, supposedly, making a regular delivery more difficult.

 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
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A RARE RISK of the LEEP PROCEDURE is

Narrowing of the cervix (cervical stenosis) that can cause infertility.

So I guess it is capable of occurring although I like to think I was spared on this risk... will find out soon when I conceive again.

Thanks lilsis.

 
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