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My annual PAP showed "low" dysplasia, so I went in for the biopsies yesterday. As I am menopausal and the cervix turns a bit inward, the doctor also did high up in the cervix which he can not see through cystoscope. I am not concerned about cancer as I go every year, the result was "low", and the doctor said this is not serious. Having been through this before, I do understand that. If the biopsies come back with a problem, he will do cryosurgery which is fine. However, if it shows abnormal cells high up in the cervix, then he is recommending a cone biopsy to deal with it. That means outpatient with anestheia. Being the holidays, this has me very upset. He said that it could wait until after, but I am a worrier and can never relax with things hanging over my head. So my questions are:


Has anyone had a cone biopsy and if so how was the procedure and the recovery time?
Why can't this be done with LEEP?
Does a cone biopsy seem a bit excessive for something that came back as "low"?

After lots of health issues this past year, none serious but still unsettling, this was the final drop in the bucket, so any experiences or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.

glowing4
[QUOTE=glowing4;3330967]My annual PAP showed "low" dysplasia, so I went in for the biopsies yesterday. As I am menopausal and the cervix turns a bit inward, the doctor also did high up in the cervix which he can not see through cystoscope. I am not concerned about cancer as I go every year, the result was "low", and the doctor said this is not serious. Having been through this before, I do understand that. If the biopsies come back with a problem, he will do cryosurgery which is fine. However, if it shows abnormal cells high up in the cervix, then he is recommending a cone biopsy to deal with it. That means outpatient with anestheia. Being the holidays, this has me very upset. He said that it could wait until after, but I am a worrier and can never relax with things hanging over my head. So my questions are:


Has anyone had a cone biopsy and if so how was the procedure and the recovery time?
Why can't this be done with LEEP?
Does a cone biopsy seem a bit excessive for something that came back as "low"?

After lots of health issues this past year, none serious but still unsettling, this was the final drop in the bucket, so any experiences or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.

glowing4[/QUOTE]





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