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Newbie: Have Cold Knife Cone scheduled

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Newbie: Have Cold Knife Cone scheduled

Hello all!
So I had my first irregular pap, than we did a colposcopy.
So, the colposcopy showed abnormal cells (many dna strands) and the gyn is setting me up for a cone. She had initially thought she'd just do LEEP or the freeze procedure, but only after she saw the results of the colposcopy did she say a cone was actually needed.
Does this mean it was more spread than she had anticipated?

you can tell she is thrown off/surprised b/c I get paps every year, so pretty fast progression it seems, to require a cone biopsy.

is it at this point cancer? precancer?
is it part of a polyp?

I wonder how many women who get colposcopies end up getting a cone?
Does immediately requesting a cone instead of LEEP tend to mean more presence of abnormality?

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie: Have Cold Knife Cone scheduled

The reason to do a CKC is usually because there is stuff going on in the cervical canal. Either she thinks you have squamous abnormalities up there, or glandular cells were involved.

The LEEP burns the edges of the specimen, so it's harder to analyze. The CKC produces a nice clean edge that can be analyzed by the patholgist. If you have glandular abnormalities especially, doctors really want to make sure they got them all.

You should ask your doctor why she's recommending a CKC instead of a LEEP. And I highly suggest you get a copy of you medical records and also think about getting a second opinion.

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: Newbie: Have Cold Knife Cone scheduled

Lily: Your replies to posts are so well organized, clear...I am learning a lot!

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