Re: Hpv and me
HPV is a virus, so it's in your body, not just sitting at the site of the dysplasia. So, the LEEP isn't to remove the virus, its to remove those abnormal cells before they become cancerous. Some people's immune systems can kill off the virus, and it can go away with time, but some can't.
I discovered I had cervical dysplasia at the end of 2000, and mine progressed quickly too... mine went from CIN II to CIN III within 3 mos, even though my doctor was adament it would take "10 years" to progress to the next stage ::rollseyes:: I had the LEEP in 2001.
Since then, I still have pap's twice a year... and just a few months ago, I got a formal letter stating that the HPV test is still positive...so that's at least 6 years... I figure it's not going away, so, I just go for those paps twice a year still...