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    Old 12-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
    shellsy
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    HPV+ after LEEP- it's been 5+ years! will it ever clear?

    Hi everyone,

    I was diagnosed with HPV five years ago- I might have had it for longer though. It only ever caused CIN1 (mild dysplasia) until last year, when my dr. found a small area of HSIL during a colpo. I had a LEEP and it came back LSIL. (not sure why the lab was using the SIL system as opposed to the CIN). My doctor said the margins were clear, but on the lab report there was no comment about the margins- I guess because it was only a low grade result? This has always been confusing to me. Anyway, since my LEEP I've had an ASCUS pap with HPV detected (4 months post leep) and then 2 normal paps. I have a new dr. now and she did an HPV test. It is still positive more than a year after my LEEP. My question is, does this mean the LEEP was unsuccessful? Is there still any chance the HPV will clear after 5 years? Will the dysplasia probably come back? And- this will sound crazy, but since the HPV hasn't cleared yet, will I definitely get cancer? (had to ask) I'm taking all the supplements and I eat healthy and exercise. I'm just so frustrated.

     
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    Old 12-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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    Re: HPV+ after LEEP- it's been 5+ years! will it ever clear?

    Shellsy, How I had it explained to me was...If you are still with in affected partner what happens is that you keep reinfecting yourself. You can slow your chances of reinfection by using condoms.

     
    Old 12-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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    Re: HPV+ after LEEP- it's been 5+ years! will it ever clear?

    Yeah Dragonball, I've heard the same thing! Although doctors have all told me that it doesn't matter whether we use condoms because once you have the same strains as your partner that's it- it doesn't go back and forth. However I believe nobody really knows for sure how this stuff works, and there have been studies that condoms reduce the viral load and help clear the virus. So I actually have been using them this whole time (and only very occasionally feel like having sex anyway because of stupid HPV grrr). So that's not the answer for me, I guess... :/ But speaking of that, if anyone is interested, I have found a lube made out of carageenan (seaweed?) called Divine 9 that has been shown in a couple of studies to prevent the spread of HPV. Not sure if it really works, but I guess it can't hurt! Anyway, thanks for your reply Dragonball...

     
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