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Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial? Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

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Unread 05-06-2004, 11:13 AM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

Hello my fellow hystersisters. Well it's been 2 1/2 years since my Hysterectomy leaving me with only 2 ovaries. However, now at the age of just turning 48, I received a call from my GYN after my pap test results, telling me that there an abnormal pap reading and it was a low grade squamus intra epitherial something or other . What does this mean? I am going into the doctor on Monday for a colposcopy. I am very concerned about it, although they tell me (easy for them) that it is probably nothing. Isn't this normally something that concerns the cervix? I do not have a cervix, uterous, or tubes? Does this mean that this could be pre cancer, pre viral, pre cysts, and obviously only in the vagina if there is nothing else there????? I am so confused and I can't wait til Monday. I am lucky they squeezed me in to do the test Monday since I have major anxiety and they were going to wait 2 weeks. I can't!!!!

I am beside myself and although I did some research it just gets you more concerned when you read too much. Anyone have any experience of this. It could be a vaginal infection, which I recently had a UTI. Seem prone to them.

Thanks for listening.

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Unread 05-06-2004, 01:54 PM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

Hi Denise,

I did not have the same situation as you, but did go thru the same anxiety, and looking things up on the interbet was imformative but scary. The best place during the waiing time is this site and I am sure someone will be along that can give you good info. If you are prone to vaginal infections it does seem reasonable that it could be the cause of the abnormal pap, I hope you get good and relieveing answers soon
Unread 05-06-2004, 02:00 PM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

was it low grade squamous intraepithelial lesions? LGSIL?

I know that the reason we continue to have pap smears after a hyst is that there is no real clear demarcation between the cervix and the upper end of the vagina--they are both the same kind of cells. In fact that area of the vagina is called the transitional zone, because it's where the cells change from squamous to epithelial, I think. So the same kind of CIN problems you can have on the cervix can also be found on the vaginal cuff, where they are called VIN.

I know that every time I had LGSIL on my pap it required colposcopy and biopsy. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Unread 05-06-2004, 02:15 PM
Thank You

It is always so nice to know that people are helpful and concerned. HysterSisters is the best informative Website/Group Therapy that I have ever encountered.


I'll keep you posted
Unread 05-06-2004, 04:24 PM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

I just finished going through the same thing...only my biopsy turned out to be Stage I Vaginal Cancer. Luckily the lesion went away all on it's own (actually God took care of it!) but the Dr's decided that I should have radiation just in case there were some nasty cells lurking beneath the surface. I just finished my last rad treatment today....Yeeeeeah! Good Luck to you, and try not to worry...I know that's easy to say, but I had to just put it in God's hands...after all, He is the greatest healer there is.
Unread 05-06-2004, 04:45 PM

Thanks so much for your kind words. I will keep you posted and I thank you for the info.

Denise - good luck to you also
Unread 05-06-2004, 05:54 PM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?


I will be praying that it is nothing. I know how it is with the anxiety thing, I guess we all do. The only thing I can really say about that is Just take it One Day at A Time . It is hard to do but as each day goes by you are closer to finding out what the problem is. The best thing is that it is "Low Grade"
Unread 05-06-2004, 09:58 PM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?


I had an abnormal PAP approximately 1 year after my TAH. It was a very nerve-wracking experience. After the abnormal PAP (mine was a ThinPrep), I went in for a colposcopy with vinegar test. Nothing showed up. So he took extra scrapings and sent them off and they all came back normal. So who knows what happened? I lost a lot of sleep though--it's hard not to worry. Keep in mind that lots of things can cause abnormal PAP's--infection, irritation, sex within 48 hours. So, it could be nothing at all. Try not to panic too soon.

If, for some reason, you do have abnormal cells that have returned, well, it is easily treated at this very early stage. VaIN (vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia) can be treated with laser. It could be a recurrence from leftover cervical cells that were not removed at the time of your hysterectomy, or it could be vaginal cells that have gone amiss. Hopefully, it is nothing at all.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and 'ers. Please come back and let us know how things go!

Unread 05-07-2004, 06:41 AM
Don't Panic

I had my first pap after radiation in December. I has LSIL
in the vaginal area and they did a colpo but it came up negative.

My doctor said that HPV could be causing the LSIL and that they see this many time in women after they have had radiation because the HPV acts up. He also said that there is no significance to LSIL and that they see this very often. Sometimes 20 years later. What they will do is watch you closely and if it changes from low grade to high grade then they might treat it with a topical chemo drug or laser or radiation if it progresses.

Again - they don't worry that much about LSIL but they will watch you very closely.

Unread 05-07-2004, 09:08 AM
Abnormal Pap Vaginal Walls lowgrade Squamus intra Epitherial?

I actually had CIN (I'd kept my cervix) after years of normal Paps -- and over a year after my hysterectomy. I had culposcopy, then went on to cryo-ablation -- got my results yesterday and they were NORMAL!

My doctors had spoken with me about upping folic acid intake; if HPV is a continuing worry, anything you can do to strengthen your immune system is helpful, and there is some evidence that HPV responds to folic acid therapy. Talk with your doctor; it helps a great deal to know that you're doing all you can to prevent recurrence. Who knows why mine disappeared (and I don't know how often I should repeat it myself, now that it was defined as "CIN,") but for now I'm relieved!

Bacterial vaginosis can also lead to the symptoms you describe, so I'd definitely ask about that when you do see your doctor.

Good luck! I'll be thinking of you on Monday. I know how hard that wait is -- after my culposcopy, I had to wait another three weeks for the ablation, then three months for the first Pap to give time for the area to heal properly.


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