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Old 12-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: chicago
Posts: 6
shellsy HB User
Re: still HPV+ after LEEP- why?? will it ever clear?

Thanks for the reply JLMK! Has your doctor ever told you whether it's still possible to fight it off, even after having it for so long? It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone, even though I'm sorry you're dealing with this crap too.

I think that with procedures like ablation and LEEP it removes most of the area with the virus in it, which makes it easier for your body to fight it off. At least I have read that after a procedure the HPV test should be negative within 6-12 months, which is why I'm frustrated that mine is still positive. I hope yours clears up soon! As for the procedure, I've heard it isn't too bad so try not to worry too much. For me, it helped to have the dr. prescribe xanax for the morning of the LEEP. It ended up not being bad at all, but the hours leading up to it I was really anxious! afterwards I felt like I had wasted a lot of time being worried over nothing...