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I am new to this message board and have been browsing and finding valuable info and support. I am in a world of anxiety and fear after learning that a LEEP I had done 5 years ago to treat severe dysplasia may cause complications in pregnancy?? My Dr. informed me that a significant portion of my cervix was removed (2 cm) which could cause miscarriage, preterm labor, or premature rupture of membranes, although he also said that I could be just fine too - have to "wait and see" and be monitored with ultrasounds throughout pregnancy. I have had normal paps since the LEEP and my Dr. said the LEEP showed all clear margins, which he feels is promising. I am 28, married 2 years, and would like to begin TTC. Should I be freeking out at this point? The new knowledge has brought on a range of emotions, not only a reminder that HPV never goes away but also shock that the LEEP could cause future fertility problems. I have recurring ovarian cysts as well (2 of which have ruptured), so I am feeling a bit "damaged" in my reproductive anatomy at this moment. I am hoping for success stories, any additional information information, support, etc.
[QUOTE=lotsofanxiety;3268278]I am new to this message board and have been browsing and finding valuable info and support. I am in a world of anxiety and fear after learning that a LEEP I had done 5 years ago to treat severe dysplasia may cause complications in pregnancy?? My Dr. informed me that a significant portion of my cervix was removed (2 cm) which could cause miscarriage, preterm labor, or premature rupture of membranes, although he also said that I could be just fine too - have to "wait and see" and be monitored with ultrasounds throughout pregnancy. I have had normal paps since the LEEP and my Dr. said the LEEP showed all clear margins, which he feels is promising. I am 28, married 2 years, and would like to begin TTC. Should I be freeking out at this point? The new knowledge has brought on a range of emotions, not only a reminder that HPV never goes away but also shock that the LEEP could cause future fertility problems. I have recurring ovarian cysts as well (2 of which have ruptured), so I am feeling a bit "damaged" in my reproductive anatomy at this moment. I am hoping for success stories, any additional information information, support, etc.[/QUOTE]



LOTS OF ANXIETY -
I am a 28 year old who was diagnosed with severe dysplasia CIN III back in 98. I had a leep done and was told that I may have problems conceiving or carrying later in life. Here's what has happened since:

My husband and I now have 2 beautiful girls. I carried both to term with no complications. However, I did have 3 miscarriages within the first 10 weeks. I do not believe that an incompetent cervix was to blame b/c the losses occurred 10 weeks earlier than they should have if that was the case. Usually losses due to weakened cervix happen closer to 20 weeks. With both of my pregnancies I had an ultrasound at about 15 - 20 weeks to check the thickness of the cervix.

If your cervix is weak or too thin they may put a stitch in to keep it shut until delivery. I know someone who had that done and she ended up carrying to term and having a healthy child.

Unfortunately you'll have to wait and see ..... be cautious of everything and definately request an ultrasound to check the cervix thickness. Good luck and don't worry ....

Are you catholic? If so, you must know of St. Gerard the patron saint of expectant mothers .... pray to him. He'll help you.





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