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Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian Message Board


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Back in January I had to go in for my regualr pap test. Well it turns out it came back abnormal again. My past few have been abnormal, have had to have a colposcopy and biopsy done a couple times before, but always came back okay. This time in January, as it came back abnormal again, I had to have another colposcopy and biopsy, but when I went in, they told me I have HPV, though back in June nothing had shown up and I have been with the same person for over a year. Well, when the results came back from the tests, I have moderate/severe cell changes, so they wanted me to have LEEP done.

I just had LEEP done on the 30th, 2 days ago. Although they had numbed me, I still felt everything. I had severe cramping and bled for a little while the first day, then I stopped bleeding, but the cramps have continued. My stomach and lower abdomen is really swelled up and I am still having bad cramps, hurts to bend over, even to walk sometimes. I called my doctor and asked if swelling is normal, but all I was told was to watch my symptoms, and if it persists, then call them back. My stomach right now looks like I am 3 or 4 months pregnant, so it is worrying me. I have not bled since a little after the procedure, just have like a yellowish, smelly discharge.

My question is, has anyone that has had LEEP done ever swelled up like this afterwards? I have been searching the boards for a while now, and have not found anything about someone experiencing the same. Also, I was wondering is, I am only 18, have not had any children yet, although, I would love to have a couple of my own one day.. But could the LEEP procedure cause me to have a problem with getting pregnant one day? My doctor said it all should be fine because all he had to remove was tissue the size of a nickel. (He asked me if I would like to see it, and of course my reply was no. lol) I am worried about the swelling, and the results that I will get back because cancer runs high in my family, but I don't think anyone has ever developed cervical cancer, and I know that HPV can eventually cause a person to develop cervical cancer. The doctor says my cells have changed very quickly because of the HPV, so that makes me even more worried about the results I will be getting back. Also, if it turns out if I do have cancer.. will that stop me from having children? I love kids and I can't wait to have my own one day, I am wanting to wait until I am done with college to have a couple. (I am in college for Pediatric Nursing). I am just really worried and stressed out about all of this, I try talking to my family about it, but they just seem to make things worse, but my boyfriend is being very supportive and taking good care of me through this tough time I am having. So if anyone could help, clue me in, anything, PLEASE reply to me. I would like to hear from people that have gone through the same experience of having LEEP done, or anyone that knows anything about it all. I am desperate. My doctors are not giving me enough information.

Thanks to everyone who has read this, and Thank you in advance to anyone who might reply to this.





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