Nov 10, 2002 - 6:32 am
Hi, I am 29 years old. I have an 8 year old daughter and am about to be married in 4 months. I received my first abnormal pap smear when I was 22 years old. I then had laser surgery done to remove the dysplasia. The next pap was abnormal again. Over the next 7 years I had pap smears every 3 months following another procedure. I only had 2 paps that were normal in that entire time. I've had cryo's, laser and a couple of LEEP's done. I moved to another state and began treatment with another doctor this year. My pap smear in January showed abnormal again. Over the 7 years I've had CIN 1, 2, and 3 at different times. My doctor performed a cryo on me at that time. About 2 weeks after the surgery, I began to bleed very heavily and my blood pressure rose very high. They were able to stop the bleeding and then put me on medication to heal the cervix. I then had my repeat pap in June. It again showed abnormal. I was scheduled for a colpo and biopsy in July. When I went in, my cervix was still not healed from the cryo and they were unable to perform the colpo. They put me on a different medication and had me come back in 8 weeks for another pap. I went back in September and of course the pap showed abnormal. I went in for the colpo and biopsy in October and at the same time my doctor took another pap and ran an HPV test on that pap. A week later the biopsy came back normal. They told me to come back in a month to check on the biopsy healing and then I would have another pap in 3 months. Well, a week later the doctor called back. My pap showed abnormal again and the HPV showed I was type 18, which is very high risk for developing invasive cancer. I then went in last Tuesday for another LEEP. He felt that the abnormality may be higher up in the canal then they have removed in prior leeps, which may explain why the biopsy shows normal, but the paps keep showing abnormal. I am now waiting for those results and I'm very scared. I want another child, but more than that I want to be around for my daughter I know have. Has any body been through a similar situation where you can't seem to ever get a normal pap smear? Thanks!