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Old 06-16-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hello all!

I posted my LEEP results about two weeks ago and one of the samples taken from my cervix verified CIN II with Dysplastic mucosa on the margins.
Does anyone know what this means? PLEASE help if you have any information.

I've searched the web and can't find anything that I can make sense of.

Thank you!

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Old 06-16-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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basically it means that the cervical tissue (mucosa) at the edge of the speciman had dysplastic (abnormal) cells. Cervical mucosa might bring up more results for you. The leep may take care of these cells through the cauterization process. There are women here who did not have clear margins with the leep but have gone on to have successive normal paps. If you are uncomfortable with the path report, I'd recommend you sit down with your doctor and have him/her clarify it for you. Write down your questions beforehand and hand the list to him/her. I know this stuff is confusing, but once we ask our doc the questions, they usually don't have a problem explaining it in terms we can understand. Hope this helps.

Old 06-17-2007, 06:57 AM   #3
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Yes, Karen explained it well. It just means that the edges of your LEEP sample showed dysplasia. It's referred to as a "positive margin" (as opposed to a negative margin). This may mean that some dysplasia was left behind in your cervix, but since the doctor cauterizes the wound after removing the tissue, oftentimes any remaining dysplasia is destroyed.

I had positive margins after mine as well, but have had several normal Paps since.

Old 06-17-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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Thank you so much, ladies. This puts my mind a little more at ease

Have a GREAT week!


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