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Unread 03-02-2002, 01:32 AM
Not Quite Out of the Woods

Hello, ladies!

It's been a while since I posted. I've been quite upset over the results of my post laser surgery pap smear, still showing LGSIL. That was about a week before Christmas that I got that result. Since then I went to another doctor and had a colposcopy with a biopsy, which was very painful to me. I felt like I was having a very bad period (like in the "good ol' days). That was in the beginning of February and I just got my pathology reports back yesterday.

The biopsy showed reactive changes - NEGATIVE for dysplasia. That's good, I think. The follow-up pap smear taken at the same time I had the biopsy done came back ASCUS, which I think makes sense. No? Then there's some more good news to add to that. My original gyn doc was convinced that I was having the VaIN because I had HPV. He never typed me for it. He insisted that it wasn't necessary and that it wouldn't tell him anything. Well, this new clinic I went to tested me for HPV and found NO HPV present!!!!

The nurse that read me the reports wasn't too clear on what kind of reactive changes I was having, and I don't know too much about this sort of thing, so I didn't know what questions I should have asked. She just emphasized the bottom line - "negative for dysplasia." and I wasn't about to go "looking" for trouble.

Has anyone here had any experience with anything similar to what I'm going through? I had a yeast infection at the time of all those tests. I'm just wondering if maybe that may cause a reactive reading. I know. I should have asked the nurse, but I'm sure you all know that when the phone rings and you see on your Caller ID where the call is from (the doctor's office) you kinda lose your mind. I'm sure anyone reading this can relate.

Like I said in previous posts, my problems are so minor compared to what some of you have been through and are going through, but I'm such a worrier and such a wimp. :cry: A big cry baby!

I just want to end this by saying that I hope everyone is continuing on with good health and successful recovery and to thank you for your support and encouragement.

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Unread 03-02-2002, 02:56 AM
Not Quite Out of the Woods

Hi Alexa, so good to hear from you again I am not an expert on path. reports but it sounds good to me if the nurse keeps emphasizing that it is negative for dysplasia. If you are concerned it may be a good idea to see the gyn again and have it all clarified. I never really understand all that is said at my checkups. The yeast infection may have some bearing on the tests , I'm not sure. But I know it is hard to not worry , when all you want to hear is the word NORMAL best of luck with it all and remember we are always here for you X X X

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